Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery

  1. New Reception Sept 2024

New Reception - September 2024

Welcome to Meridian Community Primary School & Nursery! On this page you will find out lots of information regarding your child starting school and the process for applying for a place for them. 


We invite prospective parents to an open day on Tuesday 7th November for a chat about our school and an opportunity to look around. 

We have two sessions available: 9.30am and 1.30pm. 

Please call the office (01273 584212) to book a place on one of these sessions. Places are limited to 2 people per family.


We look forward to hopefully meeting you soon. 


When to apply

  • Apply online now
  • Closing date for applications: 15 January 2024


East Sussex have lots of information regarding the application process on this link - 


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.


What happens if you apply late

If you apply after the closing date, the request will be dealt with after all on-time preferences have been processed. This may affect your chances of securing a preferred school.

If you move into the area after the closing date you should apply for a school place as soon as possible. If you send us evidence of your house move at the same time we may be able to consider this application as being on-time. We must receive your form and evidence by 16 March 2023.

If you apply after this date there is likely to be a delay in our response.

See Late applications.

When you'll find out

  • National offer day: 16 April 2024
  • Appeal hearings: June and July 2024
  • Induction days: summer term 2024


In the meantime please explore our website and if you have any specific questions please do not hesitate to contact us at     


We would also strongly recommend you download our school app. Details on how to do this can be found here                 


Best wishes

Claire Westcott



 This is our Frequently Asked Questions document for prospective Reception parents and carers.  Please do have a read and if you have any further questions that you would like to be added, please e-mail