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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
Headteacher

Apply to Millais / Year 6 Transition

We are delighted that you are considering Millais for your child's secondary school education. The application forms for 2024 September entry closed on Tuesday 31st October. We are holding weekly tours throughout the year which run on a Friday morning and you can book these through here if you wish to come and see what Millais can do for your family.

For all those that have applied you will be advised on the outcome of your application by West Sussex County Council admissions at the beginning of March 2024. After this date, if successful in gaining a place to Millais, the Millais New Start Team will be in contact with a welcome pack and information regarding the exciting transition induction programme.


Transition Events 2023

We know that it is an exciting but daunting time for you and your child and these transition events help establish links, friendships, meet teachers and give a feel for Millais whilst in a relaxed environment. Below is a taste of transition events from 2023 which will likely form part of your child's transition in 2024.

Interactive workshops – Thursday 23rd March/Tuesday 28th March 2023, 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 of these subjects in a practical and engaging environment: Science, Textiles (fashion), Computing (Coding), Art, Geography or Music technology. 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. Book your child’s place online.

Induction day – Wednesday 5th July 2023 8.20am - 2.30pm

Your child, with the rest of the new entrants to Millais, will spend a day at the school on Wednesday 5th July 2023. 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 5th July 2023

On the evening of Wednesday 5th 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 2023.

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 – Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th July 2023

Following the success of the SummerDiscovery@Millais in recent years, we are delighted to be offering a two-day summer school for our new Year 6 cohort this summer. Your child can attend both days, or one or other of the days to fit around your summer holiday plans. 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.

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.

Here is a guide to a successful start at Millais

Making A Successful Start

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.

REGISTER HERE

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.

Prospectus

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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