Admissions to Voluntary Controlled Church of England Schools:
The arrangements for the admission of children at the beginning of their schooling are made by the Local Authority. To apply on line for a school place please visit:
If you are unable to access the internet, the book 'Applying for School' is available from 'Information for Families' on 0345 608 019. The East Sussex Admissions booklet for the coming year is available here:
If you wish your child to join us at any time other than the first admission into Reception, you may apply to the school directly (or apply on line). If there is space in the year group (fewer than 30 per class) your child will be offered a place by the school.
The priorities below will be used to decide who gets a place at community and voluntary controlled infant, primary and secondary schools.
1. Looked after children and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following being looked after.
2. Children who will have a brother or sister at the school (or linked junior school) at the time of admission and who live at the same address, within the pre-defined community area.
3. Other children living within a pre-defined community area.
4. Children who will have a brother or sister at the school (or linked junior school) at the time of admission who live at the same address, outside the pre-defined community area.
5. Other children.
*Children are ‘siblings’ if they are full, half, adoptive or foster brother or sister living in the same household including siblings attending sixth forms.
If these categories still cannot allocate fairly, place allocation will be decided by the Local Authority. They will prioritise applications on the basis of straight line distances using a Geographical Information System (GIS) distances are measured from the child’s home to the nearest gate used by pupils at the school. The routes taken for admissions purposes do not include unmade footpaths and there must be a public right of way.
In the event that applicants cannot be prioritised using the tie-breaker above because the distance measurements are the same, the Authority will use random allocation to decide which children will be offered the remaining places. This will be done electronically using the Authority’s admissions software.
If the year group is full (30 children per class), the school will ask the Local Authority to support you in finding a suitable alternative. You can appeal this decision through the East Sussex website.