Apply to start Reception in September 2020.

Your child is eligible to start school in September 2020 if they were born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016.  The Laurels follows the West Sussex County Council admission arrangements for children wishing to join into reception in September each year.  You can apply online by following the link and the closing date for applications is 15th January 2020.   Parents and carers are very welcome to attend our open mornings on Thursday 17th and Thursday 24th October.  Please contact the school office on (01903) 830901 or by email to book your place.

I am delighted to serve our community as Headteacher of The Laurels Primary School and hope these snapshots provide you with an insight into our happy and vibrant school and the exciting journey we are on. The Laurels is an excellent school, where children are happy, confident learners, and I am so proud of our children and staff.  We work closely with our parents so that together we can give every child the greatest opportunity to develop and learn. We are proud to have strong links with Durrington High School, who are also part of Durrington Multi-Academy Trust (DMAT).  Being part of DMAT means our children have priority admission to Durrington High School.  The Laurels is well supported by our governors and through inspiring and inclusive teaching and learning experiences, we work in partnership to create a school where every individual feels safe, valued and successful.

Our creative approach to learning makes learning fun and encourages children to do their best. We aspire to academic excellence for all and achieved well above the national average at the end of Year 6 in 2019. 81% of our children achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths compared to 65% nationally. Our joint venture over the next seven years will be to help your child develop the values, skills and knowledge they need for an exciting and ambitious future. 

We are uncompromising in our aspirations for every child during their time at The Laurels Primary and our passionate team of teaching and support staff place great emphasis on ensuring your child’s needs are met and their abilities are understood. It is our mission to deliver the highest possible standards across all areas of school life. We are committed to ensuring the children leave prepared for their future success at secondary school and beyond. If you are thinking of joining us, I would be delighted to show you our school and what it can offer.

Charlotte Bull


Latest News & Posts

Night at the Cinema

Night at the Cinema Friday 25 October All KS2 children are invited to join us for a Night at the Cinema and they will be voting for an appropriately rated film.  Please see the letter Read more…

Parents Evening

Parents Evenings Tuesday 15 and Thursday 17 October You are invited to Parents Evening to discuss your child’s progress with their class teacher.  Please use Parent Mail to book an appointment. Please click here for Read more…

Children’s Choice Menu

Chartwells, our hot meals provider, will be serving a special menu on Thursday 3rd October.  Please click below for more details. Information Letter

Open Mornings at The Laurels: Thursday 17th October 9.30 and 11.00 & Thursday 24th October 9.30 and 11.00