Hollycombe Primary School


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Key Information


Starting Hollycombe


For information regarding the admissions process for Hollycombe Primary School please get in touch with us. (Details on the "Contact Us" page)

Link to West Sussex Admissions page.

Visiting the School

A visit to Hollycombe usually consists of an informal chat with the head teacher followed by a tour of the school and grounds. Any questions will be answered during the visit or you can contact us if you have any queries after your tour.

Familiarisation Visits

Children coming to Hollycombe are invited to spend several sessions in their class so that they are familiar with the surroundings before they start school. There are sessions available (please contact the school for further information) and are an excellent way to make your child's transition to school a happy one.

Home Visits

Each child will receive a home visit from Mrs Doyle and a Learning Support Assistant from the class. These visits last for half an hour and are an excellent way for the teacher to find out about your child so as to be able to meet their individual needs when they begin school.

Meetings for New Parents

The school holds 2 evening meetings for parents. The first takes place in the Summer term and is aimed to give an overview of life at Hollycombe and what you can expect a day in the life of your child to be when they begin school. It is also an opportunity to order uniform and raise any queries you may have.

The second meeting is held in the Autumn term after your child begins school and is designed to give an overview of the foundation stage and the curriculum your child will be covering. Both meetings are intended to be informal gatherings and are always accompanied by wine and nibbles!

School Uniform    Buy uniform from HERE.

The school has a uniform which all pupils are expected to wear.

Boys (Summer and Winter): Green Hollycombe sweatshirt, grey trousers or shorts, white polo shirt or shirt.

Girls (Summer): Green Hollycombe sweatshirt, green and white checked or striped summer dress, white socks

Girls (Winter): Green Hollycombe sweatshirt, black or grey trousers (not leggings or fashion trousers), grey skirt or pinafore, white polo shirt or blouse, dark tights

School shoes should be sensible, low heeled and dark in colour (not trainers).

We also have a green Hollycombe Fleece.  


For PE the children will need black shorts (we are changing over from white), red T-shirt and dark tracksuit trousers.  Trainers or plimsolls will be needed for outside PE.  Indoor PE will normally be in bare feet.  Trainers are not suitable for work on apparatus.

Sun hats are also available from the School Office.

Please ensure that all clothing brought to school has a name label so that it can be returned promptly if mislaid.

For reasons of safety, it is preferred that children do not wear jewellery to school.  In any event, jewellery is not allowed to be worn during PE lessons.


Children are engaged in a number of different activities during the day and for many reasons (including Health & Safety) it is best that long hair be tied back. The school cannot accept any responsibility for personal items that are lost at school.