Admissions rules - how places are offered in East Sussex schools


We are now only allowing applications for school places in September. We will be asking schools to respond to these between 20–30 June. If you have moved and you require a school place sooner, please apply for the year group the child will be moving to in September and contact your preferred school(s) directly to discuss if they are able to offer you a place now.

7. Admissions criteria

See the booklet ’Apply for a school’ to read the criteria for all schools.

  • Academy schools criteria – see part 5
  • Local authority schools criteria – see part 6
  • Free school criteria – see part 7
  • Trust schools criteria – see part 8
  • Voluntary aided church schools criteria – see part 9

Own authority schools have set their own criteria and manage admissions themselves.

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