Depot Road, Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 5HR +01403 254932


The next step in your child’s academic, social and personal development has arrived and choosing the right secondary school is a very significant decision.  

We welcome the opportunity to share with you reasons why Millais will combine a nurturing and inclusive environment with an outstanding education.

The students are at the heart of everything that we do, and we continually strive to support students to achieve their full potential, whatever their ability. There is a warm, calm and caring atmosphere within our community which also encompasses an underlying creative vibe throughout the classrooms and corridors of the campus.

Why Millais?

We welcome the opportunity to share with you reasons why Millais will combine a nurturing and inclusive environment with an outstanding education.

The students are at the heart of everything that we do, and we continually strive to support students to achieve their full potential, whatever their ability. There is a warm, calm and caring atmosphere within our community which also encompasses an underlying creative vibe throughout the classrooms and corridors of the campus.

Millais continues to be one of the top performing local state schools in West Sussex and has gained national recognition for consistently high standards of achievement with an excellent quality of provision. Our curriculum is well planned, innovative, broad and balanced with an exciting range of enrichment and extracurricular opportunities on offer both within and outside the school.

Millais has demonstrated strong GCSE performance consistently over a number of years. In 2023 Year 11 attained similarly excellent results, with 80% achieving grade 4 or above in English and Maths with 56% gaining grade 5 and above. 

The school site stretches across 16.5 acres consisting of four main campus buildings which are surrounded by beautiful grounds. This includes 3 football pitches or summer sports field, AstroTurf courts, tennis or netball courts, forest school area and plentiful spaces for eating outside and relaxing at breaks. Our campus provides an excellent learning environment because in 2013 we were fortunate to secure a £14 million building development programme which has created superb new facilities with the latest technology. We have built bespoke areas for SEND and inclusion and our most recent refurbishment has been the redesign of our Learning Resource Centre which has been described as ‘state of the art’.

If you wish to find out more about us then come and see the school in action. Register for Open Evening or a School Tour on the link below.  You will visit lessons to see for yourself the way that students learn and interact with each other and the positive rapport which exists with their teachers and the support staff. 

It is a great privilege to be the headteacher at Millais and work daily with amazing students and staff. My aim is to ensure that we remain dynamic in our educational developments and ensure that students leave us at the end of 5 years with a first class 21st century education which enables each and every one to move on confidently to the next step of their education and their lives.

I look forward to meeting you and your child very soon.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Alison Lodwick

Year 6 Transition

Welcome to Millais

We want to welcome all students who have been placed at Millais school for September 2024 and we look forward to seeing you soon at our transition events in the coming months. We will be in touch with you the week beginning 4th March to share dates and details.

We will use the email address you provided to West Sussex on your application so please check this (including your junkmail folder) and let us know if you haven’t received an email by Friday 8th March on [email protected].

Transition Events 2024

We know that it is an exciting but daunting time for you and your child so these transition events will help establish links, friendships, meet teachers and give a feel for Millais whilst in a relaxed environment. We encourage all students to take up these opportunities. Please get in touch with us if you have any queries at [email protected]

Interactive workshops – Thursday 21st March/Tuesday 26th March 2024, 3.30-5.00pm

Your child is invited to attend an interactive workshop, where they will get the opportunity to meet other students while trying out one or two subjects in a practical and engaging environment. The numbers of each workshop will be limited, but there is something for everyone to try!

Parents/carers will be able to wait on site, or you can drop off/pick up. There will be an informal presentation from Mrs Jago at 4.30pm for parents/carers who would like to hear more about the transition journey up to Millais. Bookings will be available shortly.

Induction day – Wednesday 3rd July 2024, 8.20am-2.30pm

Your child, with the rest of the new entrants to Millais, will spend a day at the school on Wednesday 3rd July 2024. Students thoroughly enjoy the experience as they are able to meet their tutor and members of their new form group, they sample some taster lessons and gain a feel for what life will be like at Millais, including trying out the school canteen.

Induction evening - Wednesday 3rd July 2024

On the evening of Wednesday 3rd July, you are invited to Millais. This will be an opportunity to meet key staff such as your child’s form tutor and Director of Year, for you to find out more about the transition process, and how you can support your child in their preparation for the move to Millais in September 2024.

There is no need to sign up for Induction day as Primary schools across West Sussex will release students on this day to attend their Secondary school.

SummerDiscovery@Millais – Wednesday 24th July 2024

Following the success of the SummerDiscovery@Millais in recent years, we are delighted to be running a one-day summer school for our new Year 6 cohort this summer. They will spend time getting to know their tutor group and becoming confident with the school site, as well as experiencing a range of exciting activities. We will be asking parents and carers for a financial contribution towards the SummerDiscovery days this year. More details will follow shortly.

Further details of Induction Day and Evening, and SummerDiscovery@Millais will be sent to you closer to the event. You will also receive an online form for your child to tell us some names of friends they would like to be in a tutor group with.

School Tour Registration

Come and gain an insight into life at Millais and what we can offer you and your child! 

Following on from our Open Evening on Tuesday 26th September, and our daily tours through September and October, we are continuing to give you the opportunity of come and see Millais on Friday mornings at 9am. Our school tours are a wonderful way to see Millais during a school day. If you would like to book a school tour, please select from the dates on the registration booking form. You'll get to ask questions, look around the school site and facilities and see our wonderful students and teachers in action. You are more than welcome to bring your child and other family members on the tour.

We look forward to welcoming you to Millais and showing what the school can do for your child. We hope you enjoy your visit.


Exam Results 2023

Millais consistently produces strong results achieving results higher than the national average year after year. At Millais we pride ourselves on entering all pupils for examinations in the subjects they have studied regardless of their expected level of achievement. We are one of the top performing schools across West Sussex and are delighted to share with you our results from 2023. Take a moment to look below and if you have any questions, please get in touch on our contact page.

Exam Results 2023


In Year Admissions

In Year Admissions (KS3, year 7,8, 9 & KS4, year 10, 11)

If you want to apply to move your child during the school year or your child is moving not as per the normal secondary transfer from primary please refer to the West Sussex County Council website.  Applications for entry are managed via West Sussex County Council Admissions department. Please visit the West Sussex County Council website for further information and to complete an online application. 

Free internet access to apply for a school place is available at all West Sussex Libraries for those parents who do not have access to the internet at home.

Further information is available in the Information for Parents booklet which is available to download from the West Sussex website.

Parents who live outside of West Sussex but wish to apply for a place at this school must apply through their home Local Authority.

Enquiries about admissions other than a normal secondary transfer from primary school should be directed, in the first instance to:

The Pupil Admissions Office,
County Hall North,
Chart Way,
West Sussex
RH12 1XH

Tel: 0845 0751007.

Application forms are available on the West Sussex website.


School Transfer

Leaving to transfer to another school

For students leaving Millais to transfer to another secondary school or move overseas please contact your child's Tutor and Director of Year to give as much notice of an impending move as possible.

For students leaving mid-year or at the end of the academic year (Year 7-10 only).  Parent / carer must email [email protected] with the following information:

  • Student’s name
  • Reason for removal from school roll
  • The date of the student’s last day at Millais
  • Change in parent’s address or contact details, if applicable
  • Name and address of new school
  • The date of student’s first day at their new school

If the reason for removal from school roll is elective home education the Parent/Carer must send a letter to the Head Teacher stating the relevant regulation.  The Head Teacher may request a parent meeting.

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