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The aim of the College is to make joining it as easy as possible.  This is achieved through a carefully planned induction programme which aims to secure a smooth transition from Year 6 into 7.  The programme is delivered by a special transition team led by an Assistant Principal who co-ordinates links with each primary school.  The College recognises that the step from a small and often rural primary school to secondary school is a huge one, and it wants students and their families to feel supported as they make it.

In the early part of the Autumn Term the parents of students in Year 5 and 6 are welcome to visit the College.  During our Open Days, parents and future students can see the College at work, talk to senior staff and take a tour of the buildings and grounds. During our Open Evening members of staff and students will be available to answer questions and discuss College life.  The Principal will also address parents during the Open Evening.

The links between primary schools and the College are excellent and primary-secondary transition is at the heart of these relationships. During the summer term the Head of House of the incoming Year 7 will visit students at their primary school and Year 6 students will visit the College for a ‘Familiarisation Day’.  New students will have the chance to meet their form tutors and they will experience a typical College day.  To follow this, an induction programme takes place in the first few weeks of the Autumn Term.

Formal admission procedures are operated through West Sussex County Council, Admissions South, Bridge House, Floor 3, Barrington Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN12 4FP For more information or to apply online please visit

Further information and details of the College’s policy on admission are available under 'policies'

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In Year Admissions:

In year admissions are operated by West Sussex County Council (Admissions Team South). Applications can be found on the WSCC website. If you are considering an 'in year placement' for your child please read the following information about things to consider before applying. Things to consider before making an application to Midhurst Rother College.


Midhurst Rother College Prospectus

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