APPLICATIONS IF YOU LIVE IN EAST SUSSEX

On your application form, it is recommended that you list at least three different schools in case your first preference can’t be offered.  Do not list the same school more than once as this i) does not improve your chances of admission to that school and ii) it means you would not have indicated what other school you’d prefer if your first preference is over-subscribed.

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

To apply online, click on this link. 

 

This link takes you to the Synergy parent portal and is used to apply for school places once you have picked several alternative schools.

 

Once you have submitted your application, you’ll get an email to confirm. 

 

It is important to be careful and accurate in your application – if the decision to allocate a place at school is based on incorrect information (for example, a wrong address or date of birth) the place may be withdrawn.

 

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Admissions and Transport Team for a paper application on 0300 330 9472.

 

APPLICATIONS IF YOU LIVE OUTSIDE OF EAST SUSSEX

 

If your child is transferring between schools as the normal age of entry or starting school for the first time at the age of 4+ and you are interested in them attending a school in East Sussex, you must apply through your ‘home’ local authority.  Your local authority will then pass your details to East Sussex Admissions to consider.  Your ‘home’ local authority will be responsible for letting you know the outcome of your application.

 

“In-year admissions” are admissions to a school which take place outside of normal entry times.  If your application is an in-year admission, you can apply online even if you live outside East Sussex.  

 

 

STARTING SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME (AGE 4+)

APPLICATION DATES FOR CHILDREN STARTING RECEPTION FOR SEPTEMBER 2019

  • Admissions information available:  September 2018

  • Closing date for applications:  15 January 2019

  • Allocation letters and emails sent out (offer date): 16 April 2019

  • Appeal hearings:  June and July 2019

  • Induction days:  Summer Term 2019

SUMMER-BORN CHILDREN

 

If your child was born between 1 April and 31 August, they don't have to start until a full year after they could have started.  If you defer their start date, then, when they do start school, they will normally join Year 1 but you can request that they start in Reception Year.  See Page 5 of the 'Applying for a School Booklet' for guidance.

 

STARTING SCHOOL AND COMPULSORY SCHOOL AGE

 

Children reach compulsory school age at the start of the school term following their fifth birthday.  However, all children can start school in the September following their fourth birthday.

 

All children are entitled to attend full-time but there are flexible options for parents who do not feel their child is ready for full time attendance. Children may attend part-time until they reach compulsory school age or you can defer entry until later in the school year but not beyond compulsory school age and not beyond 18th April 2017.  If your child does not start by this date you will need to re-apply for a school place. Please discuss your options with the Headteacher once the school place has been offered.

Guide to when children may attend or must attend school on a full-time basis 

CHILD'S 5th BIRTHDAY

BETWEEN

1 September 2019 -

31 December 2019

1 January 2020 -

31 March 2020

1 April 2020 -

31 August 2020

START OF TERM 1

(AUTUMN TERM)

may attend

full or part time

START OF TERM 3

(SPRING TERM)

START OF TERM 5

(SUMMER TERM)

MUST attend

full time

MUST attend

full time

may attend

full or part time

may attend

full or part time

may attend

full or part time

may attend

full or part time

MUST attend

full time

may attend

full or part time