About Schools in East Sussex

1. Find a school in East Sussex

Find addresses, contact details, links to website, calendars and alerts, links to Ofsted reports for state-funded schools in East Sussex:

You can search by school name or location. You can also look through a list of either primary, secondary, special schools or schools with a sixth form or see a map of them (please note, the map isn’t interactive).

To find out which community area (sometimes known as a catchment area) a school is in, look at the maps in the Apply for a school booklet:

  • Primary schools (Pages 24 – 29 of part 2)
  • Secondary schools (Pages 44 – 46 of part 3)

Private schools

2. Types of schools

East Sussex has a wide range of schools in addition to government or state-funded (or ‘maintained’) schools:

  • Academy schools
  • Community schools
  • Free schools
  • Trust schools
  • Voluntary aided church schools
  • Voluntary controlled schools
  • Special schools and specialist facilities

More about each type of school can be found in the Apply for a school booklet (page 4 of part 1).

You can find out what type of school a particular school is, in the following sections of the booklet:

  • primary schools information (Pages 30 – 43 of part 2)
  • secondary schools information (Pages 47 – 50 of part 3)

They all offer education to children of all abilities. East Sussex has no grammar schools. There are also special schools for children in certain circumstances.

Some of the schools set their own admission arrangements. It is important to check this before applying.

Most children with special educational needs, and many children with an Education, Health and Care plan go to mainstream schools. Some children go to specialist facilities in mainstream schools or special schools.

3. League tables and Ofsted reports

Local and national test results

The government releases provisional test results for local authorities a few months before the final performance tables. These results are not broken down by school.

School achievement and attainment

See how a school is performing and compare it to others.

You’ll also find guidance to explain key concepts and year on year comparisons.

Ofsted reports

For links to a school’s latest reports, see

Ofsted are changing the way they inspect and report on schools.

Parents should visit their website to find information on the new Education Inspection Framework