If your child was born between 1st September 2019 and 31st August 2020, he or she is eligible to start school here in September 2023. Please contact Mrs Carter, in our school office if you would like to have a look around telephone: 01798 342369 or office@petworthprimary.co.uk and we will arrange a time for you to come and see the school in action.

Operation Encompass


The school has taken the opportunity to join the Operation Encompass scheme which will run jointly between local schools, West Sussex Police and West Sussex County Council. Operation Encompass has been designed to provide early reporting on any domestic incidents that occur outside of school and might have an impact on a child in school. Operation Encompass will ensure that a member of the school teaching staff, named a ‘Key Adult’ or “Deputy Key Adult”, is informed the next morning that there has been a domestic incident or if a child has been reported as missing. This means that the Key Adult or Deputy Key Adult can ensure that the child is supported whilst they are in school. At Petworth C of E Primary School the Key Adult is Mr Galvin (Headteacher) and the Deputy Key Adult is Mrs Sandon-Webb.

We are keen to offer the best support possible for our pupils and we believe this will be beneficial for all those involved.

For more information see www.operationencompass.org.