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Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery

Learning For Life

Welcome to Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery"We love learning at Meridian because it's fun" (Year 1)"We use learning behaviours to make us better learners" (Year 2)"Meridian is friendly and welcoming " (Year 3)"We collaborate to make colourful learning walls!" (Year 4)"We enjoy celebrating special events" (Year 5)"We go on adventures to support our learning" (Year 6)“This is a calm and purposeful school where pupils enjoy learning and are very proud of their school and how their teachers help them to learn” Ofsted November 2018


As we are a community school, Reception places at Meridian are decided by the schools admissions team and you need to apply via the East Sussex website.  We currently have 60 places available for September, but this may rise to 90 places depending on pupil numbers in Peacehaven.  Exact numbers will be available at the end of February 2021.

If you are new to the area or wish to move your child to a new school, then you can request an in-year admission.  An in-year admission is the admission of a child to a school which takes place outside of the normal entry times.  You can apply direct to schools and if there is a place available, the headteacher will usually arrange a start date with you.  You can also apply online.  

Parents and carers who would like to discuss the school with the Headteacher are invited to make an appointment via the school office to visit the school.


Important dates for September 2021 Reception Admissions

  • Apply online from 12 September 2020
  • Closing date for applications: 15 January 2021
  • Allocation decisions sent on (offer date): 16 April 2021

When can I apply?

You can apply for a primary school place in the autumn term after your child turns 4. You’ll need to apply then even if you want your child to start part-way through the school year.

Applying a year later...

If your child was born in the summer (1 April to 31 August) you can apply in the autumn after your child turns 5. You need to get permission from the local council or school if you want your child to start in reception year instead of year 1.