Late applications


Schools in East Sussex have reopened. See Back to School – We are ready!

You need to apply for a place at the school you would like your child to attend – it doesn’t happen automatically. And if you miss the deadline you are much less likely to get the school you want:

+++ 15 October – There are currently issues amending or adding addresses on the parent portal application system. This is being investigated and will be resolved shortly. We apologise for any inconvenience.+++

National closing dates are:-

  • Primary and junior schools – 15 January 2021
  • Secondary schools – 31 October 2020

If you apply after the stated closing date, the request will be dealt with after all on-time applications have been processed. This may affect your chances of securing a preferred school.

If you have moved into the area after the closing date you should apply for a school place as soon as possible. If you send us evidence of your house move at the same time we may be able to consider this application as being on-time as long we receive your form and evidence by:

  • 16 March 2021 for infant /primary/junior school applications
  • 31 January 2021 for secondary school applications

If you apply after these dates there is likely to be a delay in our response.

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