School admissions booklet for September 2020-21


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.+++

This booklet contains information about applying for a school place for the 2020–21 school year. The important information is covered on our main pages:

The booklet is divided into ten parts that you can download separately or, if you prefer, you can view the entire booklet.

For help and advice contact our School Admissions Team

Part 1 – contents, introduction and policy information

Part 2 – primary schools information

Part 3 – secondary schools information

Part 4 – special schools

Part 5 – academy schools criteria

Part 6 – local authority controlled school criteria

Part 7 – free school criteria

Part 8 – trust schools criteria

Part 9 – voluntary aided church schools criteria

Part 10 – glossary, notes & application form

Apply for a school 2020–21