Admissions rules - how places are offered in East Sussex schools


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.

7. Admissions criteria

See the booklet ‘Apply for a school’ to read the criteria for all schools and understand how likely it is your child will be offered a place at your preferred school. Children are ranked against the criteria and not in preference order.

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

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