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Rose Green Junior School Head Teacher Personal Statement

The information below is a guide to parents regarding our admissions process, how to secure a place for their child at Rose Green Junior and some of the transition arrangements.

For further information regarding transition to and from our school, please see our Transition pages.

For further information regarding the admissions process, please see the West Sussex County Council website.

For further information on our Admissions Policy please refer to 'Policies'


When do I apply for a place at Rose Green Junior to start in Year 3?

All parents of Year 2 children in Infant schools will receive a letter from West Sussex County Council in October each year, advising of the application process and including a leaflet and checklist with further information on how to apply online. The closing date for applications is in January each year.


Is it possible to visit the school before I make the final decision?

Yes absolutely.  We will be hold an information evening for prospective parents and children in November each year, before the January deadline to apply.  At the information evening, parents and children have an opportunity to meet staff and have a tour of the school.  In addition, prospective parents are always very welcome to book an appointment to visit the school at any other time. 


When will I know which school my child has been allocated?

The Local Authority, West Sussex County Council, inform parents of their allocated school normally in April, ready for the September.


How are places decided for Rose Green Junior School?

Our Pupil Admission Number (PAN) is 96 children. If 96 or less children apply for Rose Green Junior then all of those children will be allocated a place.  If more than 96 children apply, then children are prioritised using the Oversubscription Criteria, which is published each year by the Local Authority.  


What is our Oversubscription Criteria?


2.7  The tie-break used is a straight line distance.

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Rose Green Junior School website.  I feel extremely privileged to be the Headteacher of our friendly and caring school, where all staff are committed to ensure that every child can succeed.


We have extremely high expectations of ourselves and our children, and continually strive to ensure that children achieve the very best academically and socially, whilst providing them with a firm foundation for life as well as extending their aspirations.



I joined the school as Headteacher in September 2013 and since then, we have made significant improvement in many aspects across the school.  In particular, we have made changes to the way that children are taught in the core subjects including the improvement of how children are assessed and tracked so that they can be targetted more effectively.  In addition, we have had a complete overhaul of our provision for children with Special Educational Needs and children eligible to receive Pupil Premium funding.  The whole school is on an exciting journey of improvement and all staff, governors and parent volunteers are committed to moving our school forward for the benefit of all our children.


Our school is underpinned by our five values which were generated by staff and children in 2014.  We expect all children, staff, volunteers and visitors to support and promote our values as follows:


  • We are proud of our school and treat everyone and everything with respect;
  • We are always kind, polite and honest;
  • We are safe and sensible at all times;
  • We help and support each other to succeed;
  • We have high expectations and a positive attitude - we aim to be the very best.


We all want the very best for your child and our number one priority is to ensure all children are happy in school, to that end, it is vital that parents and school staff communicate regularly.  If you ever have any queries or problems please contact us immediately so they can be resolved as soon as possible.  Parents can talk to their child's class teacher in the first instance, Year Leader, SENCo or myself.  Contact Mrs Nikki Gunn, Headteacher's PA and Office Manager, on 01243 262317 or email ngunn@rosegreenjunior.co.uk, to book an appointment to see any of the above.  We are also very open to parent suggestions of how we can improve in order to make things better for parents and children - let us know your thoughts by sending us an email or by completing a Suggestions Form which are available from the inside the lobby at the main entrance. 


We would hope to be able to resolve your concerns but if you feel that we have not done so, then you can make an official complaint by following our complaints procedure.


This website provides new & existing parents and visitors a summary of key information about our school including useful downloads, school policies and latest letters.  Please also like our school Facebook page for the very latest information, photographs and parent reminders.  If you would like further information or would like to book an appointment for a visit, then please do not hesitate to contact us using the tab at the top of the page and we will be more than happy to answer your questions in person.



Philip Craig





Rose Green Junior School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and there is an expectation of all staff, volunteers and visitors to share this commitment.

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