Have your say on a proposal to close Holy Cross CE Primary School

Closed 21 Jul 2023

Opened 9 Jun 2023


East Sussex County Council (the local authority) has a statutory duty to ensure there are sufficient school places to meet demand and is committed to working in close partnership with schools, academy trusts, dioceses, and key partners to ensure that the supply of school places across East Sussex is in the right location, is of sufficient size, is viable and of good quality.

We know that schools can face challenges in meeting pupils’ needs, particularly where pupil numbers are falling, and that in some cases, changes to the pattern of school organisation in an area can help secure the viability of schools, improve opportunities, and raise standards.

On 22 May 2023 the Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability gave approval for a consultation to take place on a proposal to close Holy Cross CE Primary School with effect from 31 December 2023.

Why your views matter

We are consulting with pupils, parents and carers, staff, members of the Interim Executive Board, the local school community, and other stakeholdersWe welcome your views on the proposal.  The local authority will consider all the views put forward during the consultation period before a decision is taken on whether to proceed with the statutory process to close the school.

The consultation period runs from 9 June to 21 July 2023.

The consultation document below outlines the reasons for proposing closure.

You can give your views by:

  • Completing the online survey by clicking on the link below
  • Emailing the local authority at: school.consultations@eastsussex.gov.uk
  • Attending a meeting for parents and carers - details of which are set out in the Events section below.

Responses must be received by no later than Friday 21 July 2023.

If you need this information in a different format or language, or you would like help to complete the survey please contact us at: school.consultations@eastsussex.gov.uk

Privacy: This consultation is anonymous, although we do ask respondents to complete an optional 'about you' section at the end. You will find more information in the relevant section. Please ensure that any comments you make don't include any names or personal details of you or anyone else. For more information about how the data will be stored and processed by East Sussex County Council please see our privacy notice.

Consultation information

Read the detailed consultation information here or download the consultation document at the link in the Related section below.

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  • Meeting for parents and carers at Holy Cross CE Primary School, Belmont Rd, Uckfield TN22 1BP

    From 21 Jun 2023 at 18:00 to 21 Jun 2023 at 19:00


  • Wealden


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


  • Children and young people
  • Schools and school admissions