After you get your school offer

3. Find out why an application may have been unsuccessful

To help you understand the 2023 intake, you'll find details on this page about the number of preferences stated for each school. 

Primary and Junior schools including infant schools

Information will be available here on 17 April 2023

Secondary schools

Information will be available here on 1 March 2023

Preference data on national allocation day

Data for the 2023 secondary intake  [23.2 KB] [xlsx]

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Email: Admissions and Transport Team

Data from past years

Find out why an application may have been unsuccessful

Secondary schools

For oversubscribed local authority administered schools, we have given the criterion and distance(measure in a straight-line) of the last child allocated. If the tiebreaker was applied, we have stated the distance that relates to the furthest child allocated a place at the school within that admission priority.


Furthest place offered in metres (m)

Chailey School

7,711m in category 5

Claverham Community College

 8, 384m in category 5

Heathfield Community College

10,738m in category 5

Robertsbridge Community College

14,191m in category 5

Uckfield College

10,343m in category 5

Willingdon Community School

2,037m in category 5


  • Category 1 children allocated Looked After
  • Category 2 children allocated in-area sibling
  • Category 3 children allocated in-area
  • Category 4 children allocated out-area sibling
  • Category 5 children allocated outside area


The following schools manage their own admissions and were also oversubcribed. Please contact them for details on why they were unable to offer a place:

Ark Alexandra Academy

Beacon Academy

Bexhill Academy

Gildredge House

Peacehaven Community School

Priory School

Ratton School

Seaford Head School

St Catherine's College

St Richard's Catholic College

The Cavendish School

Uplands Academy

All other East Sussex Schools were able to offer places to all on-time applicants who were not offered a higher preference

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