All applications regarding admissions and appeals are dealt with by East Sussex County Council.
Before making an application we recommend you read the guidance below which is taken from the East Sussex County Council website.
Apply for school place at an infant, junior or primary school in East Sussex from 12 September 2023.
Find the right school
To help you decide where to apply, you should find out as much as you can about individual schools. For example, think about:
- how we allocate places
- how your child will get to and from school
- The school's community area. You can also email your full address to Admissions and Transport to see which community area you live in.
See Apply for a school place 2024 to 2025 for more guidance.
How school admissions work
You will need to apply for a place at the school you would like your child to attend – it doesn’t happen automatically. Even if your child already attends the nursery class of the school, or your older children go there, you will need to apply. You may not get a place at the same school if other children have priority.
You can name a maximum of 3 different schools. Listing more than one:
- won’t affect your first preference – we always offer the highest we can
- will increase your chances of an offer at a school you prefer.
See how places are offered to find out what is and isn’t taken into account.
Admissions for children with special educational needs. (East Sussex Local Offer website)
Starting school - summer-born children
Parents of children born between 1 April and 31 August have the option to delay their entry until the following September. To find out if this is the best option for your child: see Admissions for summer-born children
Applying during the school year
If you have moved house or want to switch schools, you can apply for a school place during the academic year. Find the school you're interested in and make an application. See Applying during the school year
Applying from overseas
In most cases, foreign national children in the UK have the right to attend schools in England. See Applications for overseas children before applying.