The County Council makes arrangements for the admission of children to this school age 4+. A detailed description of the arrangements is contained in the booklet “Applying for a school for your child 2017-18”. A copy can be obtained from the School Admissions Section, Education Department, PO Box 4, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1SG (Tel: 0345 6080190). A copy is also available for inspection in the school.

However, parents, may find it helpful to know that, if there are insufficient places available to meet demand, these will be allocated to children in accordance with this list of priorities:

  1. Looked after children and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following being looked after.
  2. Children who will have a brother or sister* at the school (or a linked infant or junior school) at the time of admission and who live at the same address, within the pre-defined community area**.
  3. Other children living within a pre-defined community area**.
  4. Children who will have a brother or sister* at the school (or linked infant or junior school) at the time of admission who live at the same address, outside the pre-defined community area**.
  5. Other children.

*Children are ‘siblings’ if they are full, half, adoptive or foster brother or sister living in the same household including siblings attending sixth forms.

**Each home address in the county falls within a community area although living in a community area does not guarantee a place.

The Parkland Federation follows the ESCC policy in terms of over subscription.

You can find detailed information on the admissions process on the ESCC website. Some useful links are shown below:

Find a school place
Apply online if you live in East Sussex
Admissions rules – how places are decided at schools controlled by East Sussex County Council
Detailed guidance on school admission appeals

Here are the dates East Sussex County Council are working to:

Deadline for submitting appeals

  Appeal deadline Applies to
Secondary appeals Monday 16 April 2018 Children starting secondary school in September 2018.
Primary Appeals Friday 18 May 2018 Children starting Reception Year or Year 3 from September 2018.
In-Year appeals Within 25 school days of being told your application was unsuccessful. All applications that are not part of the main primary, junior or secondary intake for September. This could be for any year group at any time of year.

When will my appeal be heard?

Final date appeals will be heard by
Secondary appeals Friday 25 May 2018
Primary Appeals Friday 20 July 2018
In-Year appeals  (appeals which do not relate to the September intake) Within 30 school days of receiving the appeal

You should submit all your evidence supporting your case when you make your appeal. However, where this is not possible you should send additional submissions 7 working days before the hearing.

After you submit your appeal ESCC will write to confirm the arrangements for when and where your appeal will be heard. You must be given at least 10 school days written notice (unless you have agreed to having shorter notice).