Admissions rules - how places are offered in East Sussex schools

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. Please consult the school’s own website as they may have applied for a variation due to Covid-19 affecting the rules surrounding Church attendance.

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