After you get your school offer

5. Request a change of allocated school for September 2024

If your preferred school(s) are full for entry in September 2024, we can look into changing your child’s allocated school, provided the alternative school did not turn down any on-time applications. It is not possible to express a new preference for a school not listed on your application until 1 September 2024.

We cannot guarantee all requests will be successful. It will depend on the number of requests we receive and availability at each school.

If your change of allocation can be met, your original allocation will be withdrawn.

The list of schools available for change of allocation requests and details of how to do this will appear here on national offer day. This is 1 March 2024 (secondary) and 16 April 2024 (primary).

Further schools may become available on 1 July, so please check back later if you are interested in other schools

Make a request

Please put your request in an email to and include:

  • your child’s name and date of birth
  • the school you wish to be considered.
  • the reasons you wish to change your child’s allocated school (ie sibling)

The decisions on these requests do not carry a right of appeal nor can you join a waiting list. This service is not available for In year applications

Primary and Junior schools
Area Available schools
Bexhill Glenleigh Park, King Offa, Little Common
Crowborough Ashdown, Jarvis Brook, Sir Henry Fermor, St Johns
Eastbourne Bourne, Heron Park Motcombe, Oakwood, Pashley Down, Pevensey and Westham, Roselands, Shinewater, St Andrews, St John's Meads, The Haven,
West Rise
Hailsham Burfield, Hawkes Farm, Phoenix, White House Academy
Hastings and St Leonards Ark Castledown, Christ Church, Dudley,
Hollington, Ore Village, Robsack Wood, Sacred Heart, Silverdale, St Mary Star of the Sea, St Paul's, The Baird, West St Leonards, Westfield
Heathfield All Saints and St Richards, Cross-in-Hand
Lewes Southover
Newhaven Breakwater, High Cliff 
Peacehaven Peacehaven Heights, Telscombe Cliffs
Rye  Rye
Seaford Annecy, Chyngton, Seaford,
Uckfield St Philip's
Rurals All Saints and St Richards, Barcombe, Battle and Langton, Beckley, Blackboys, Bodiam, Bonners, Brede, Burwash, Buxted, Chailey St Peters, Crowhurst, Dallington, Danehill, East Hoathly, Firle, Five Ashes, Fletching, Forest Rows, Framfield, Frant, Groombridge St Thomas, Guestling-Bradshaw, Hamsey, Hankham, High Hurstwood, Hurst Green, Icklesham, Iford and Kingston, Laughton, Little Horsted, Manor, Mark Cross, Mayfield, Maynards Green, Newick, Northiam, Nutley, Park Mead, Peasmarsh, Pebsham, Plumpton, Punnets Town, Ringmer, Rotherfield, Salehurst, Sedlescombe, St Mark's, St Mary the Virgin, St Michael's, Withyham, Staplecross, Ticehurst and Flimwell, Wadhurst, Wivelsfield
Junior schools All Saints, Ocklynge, Parkland, Stafford, Tollgate, West Rise

These Secondary schools are available for requests though many are now full:

  • Bexhill Academy
  • Hailsham Community College Academy Trust
  • Rye College
  • Seahaven Academy
  • The Turing School
  • The Eastbourne Academy
  • The Hastings Academy
  • The St Leonards Academy
  • Uckfield College

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