About Schools in East Sussex


Apply for your child’s primary school place: If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, then they are due to start primary school in September 2021. Don’t miss the deadline on 15 January 2021. If you miss the deadline you are much less likely to get the school you want.

3. League tables and Ofsted reports

Local and national test results

As part of steps to fight the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the government announced that:

  • all exams due to take place in schools and colleges in England in summer 2020 were cancelled
  • it will not publish any school or college level educational performance data based on tests, assessments or exams for 2020

Schools will not be held to account on the basis of exams and assessment data from summer 2020. Data will not be used by others, such as Ofsted and local authorities, to hold schools and colleges to account.

In line with government guidance, East Sussex County Council will not publish school performance data based on summer 2020.

Ofsted reports

Following the national lockdown in March 2020, all routine Ofsted inspections were cancelled.

Ofsted have advised schools that they will make visits from September to December 2020. These visits will not result in a judgement. Instead they will look at the impact of the school’s actions to support the return to school for all pupils.

At this stage, they plan to start routine inspections from January 2021.

For links to a school’s latest reports, see

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