Starting secondary school (11+)


Please note: for children who will transfer in September 2018 from Infant to Junior School or Primary to Secondary, or those who will be starting school for the first time – the application window will be open in mid September 2017.     

You should list at least three different schools on your application in case your first preference is over-subscribed and can’t be offered. Listing three different preferences will not affect your first preference and increases your chances of being allocated a place at a school you’ll be happy with.

Please read the Admissions rules – how school places are decided in East Sussex to find out what is and isn’t taken into account when places are allocated, including brothers and sisters and the importance of where you and your child live.

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Important dates for September 2017

  • Admissions information available: September 2016
  • Closing date for applications: 31 October 2016
  • Allocation decisions sent on (offer date): 1 March 2017
  • Appeal hearings: April to June 2017
  • Induction days: summer term 2017