Statutory notice for the proposed closure of Pells Church of England Primary School

Closed 16 Sep 2016

Opened 19 Aug 2016


Notice is hereby given in accordance with section 15 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (as amended by the Education Act 2011) and the School Organisation (Establishment and Discontinuance of Schools) Regulations 2013 that East Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes BN7 1UE, intends to discontinue the following voluntary controlled school with effect from 31 August 2017:

Pells Church of England Primary School, Landport Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2SU

All children attending Pells Church of England Primary School at the time of closure would be offered places at alternative schools in the area.  The school currently has 72 children on roll.

Free transport would be provided for eligible pupils provided they meet the criteria. The criteria can be found on the East Sussex website at:

East Sussex County Council is publishing the proposal.  The Council will implement the proposal.  The proposal is not related to any other school organisation proposal which has been or is about to be published. 

This notice is an extract of the complete proposal. A copy of the complete proposal is available to download below. 

Alternatively you can request a printed copy of the complete proposal from the address below or telephone 01273 481758. 

Within four weeks from the date of publication of this proposal, any person may object to, or make comment upon the proposal, by sending their representations to:

Stuart Gallimore, Director of Children’s Services (FAO: Gary Langford, Place Planning Manager), East Sussex County Council, 4th Floor St Mark’s House, 14 Upperton Road, Eastbourne BN21 1EP

or by emailing:


Stuart Gallimore

Director of Children’s Services
East Sussex County Council

19 August 2016


Explanatory Notes

East Sussex County Council will determine the statutory notice within two months of the end of the representation period.  If the Council fails to determine the notice within this time, it will pass all relevant material to the Schools Adjudicator who will determine the notice.


  • Lewes


  • Community groups or organisations
  • Voluntary groups or organisations
  • Faith groups or organisations
  • Residents of East Sussex
  • Children
  • Councillors, MP's, MEPS
  • Anybody with an interest
  • Parents, carers or guardians


  • Schools and school admissions