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Admissions

Admission Arrangements 2021-2022

Our normal admission arrangements for the year 2021-22 can be found below. However, please see below a letter from our Governing Body regarding a proposed variation to our admission arrangements, together with an amended supplementary information form, regarding oversubscription criteria for applications for entry to our school in Reception.  

Admission Arrangements 2022-2023

Please see below the admission arrangements for the 2022-2023 school year.

Admission Arrangements 2023-2024

Please see below the admission arrangements for the 2023-2024 school year

Procedure for Unsuccessful Applicants

Parents who are not offered a place for their child(ren) are entitled to appeal to an independent panel under the provisions of the 1996 Education Act. Appeals lodged in connection with entry in September must be submitted to the school by the following May. Appeals hearings will take place within 40 days of the appeals deadline.  See below attachment for details of the timetable for appeals.

Children refused a place can, at their parents’ request, be put on a waiting list where priorities will also be determined by the admissions criteria set out above.  Children are kept on the waiting list until the end of the current academic year.

Deferred Entry to School

Parents of a summer born child may choose not to send the child to school until the September following their fifth birthday and may request that they are admitted out of their normal age group - to Reception rather than Year 1.

The County website explains more about the admissions procedure - click here to visit the page. The admissions booklet with information about all the schools in East Sussex is available by clicking here. The booklet is divided into eleven parts that can be downloaded separately; Guestling comes under part two (primary schools).

Applications for primary school places can only be made online. Once you have chosen a school, click here to complete the online form to apply for a place. If you have not already done so, you will need to register before you begin. The parish boundary map can be seen below.

If you need any help with your online application, please ask at the school office.

Admissions at Other Times

An in-year admission is the admission of a pupil to a school which takes place outside of the normal entry times. This includes pupils changing schools, pupils coming from a different country or from other parts of the UK, pupils returning to a school from living elsewhere or those who have not been in school. You can ask to change schools at any time.

You can apply direct to schools. If there is a place available the head teacher will usually arrange a start date with you. You can also apply online.

The Governors have agreed with the Local Children’s Services Authority to admit 30 pupils to Key Stage 1 (infant) classes and 32 pupils to Key Stage 2 (junior) classes. The admissions criteria, as stated in the Admissions Policy 2020-21 below, will be applied if there are more applicants than places. There is also a supplementary information form.

County Admissions Team

For general enquiries you can contact:

Admissions and Transport Team
County Hall
St Anne's Crescent
Lewes
East Sussex BN7 1UE

Tel: 0300 330 9472

Opening hours for enquiries
Monday to Friday 10am to 3pm.

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