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The arrangements for the admission of children are made by the Education Authority.  Each school has a set standard number for admissions; for our school this is 15.  This is the maximum number of students that the Governors feel the school can accomodate in any one academic year group.

If there are insufficient places available to meet demand these will be allocated by the Education Authority in accordance with their current list of priorities.  The school is not consulted during this allocation process.

If it should be necessary to decide between children within any of the Education Authority's current priority groups places will be allocated to those children who live closest to the school.  In the event that this gives no clear decision priority will be given to applicants whose immediate family can demonstrate a clear commitment to the Church of England.  This commitment must be supported, in writing, by the family's church

Is your child starting school in September 2019?

Applications for children starting school in September 2019 can be made online from September 2018. The closing date for applications to East Sussex County Council is 15th January 2019. Parents will know if their application has been successful on National Offer Day which is 16th April 2019.

If your child is offered a place at Peasmarsh CE Primary School then the Admissions Form will need to be filled in and handed in to the school office withing 14 days of receipt of the offer.

If you are unsure about any aspect of this procedure then please come and talk to the office staff and they will assist you.

Deferred Entry

By law, the latest your child can start school (ie their compulsory school age) is at the start of the term which follows their fifth birthday.

In general, children start their Reception Year in the Autumn term after their fourth birthday.

It is possible to defer entry until later in the school year but this must not be after their compulsory school age and not beyond 16th April 2020.

Parents of a summer born child may choose not to send their 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.

Please come and talk to the Headteacher if Deferred Entry is something that you are considering for your child.

For further information then please visit the following link:


Other Admissions

Sometimes, children join a school mid-year.This could be for a number of reasons such as moving house, moving into the country or finishing a period of home schooling. This is called an in-year admission. The process should take a maximum of 15 days.

The application, initially, needs to be made directly to the school who will decide whether there is enough space for that child. If agreed,The Head of School will usually meet with the parents /carers of the child and arrange a start date.

Full admissions procedures are available on the East Sussex County Council link below.

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