Statutory notice for the proposed expansion of Polegate School

Closed 10 Nov 2017

Opened 13 Oct 2017


Notice is hereby given in accordance with Section 19 (1) of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 and the School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013 that East Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes BN7 1UE is proposing to enlarge Polegate School, Oakleaf Drive, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 6PT by 1 September 2019 to provide an additional 210 primary school places.

Polegate School is currently a two form entry primary school with a Published Admission Number (PAN) of 60 and a permanent capacity of 420 places.  The proposed capacity following expansion would be 630 places with a PAN of 90.  At the May 2017 School Census the school had 455 children on roll.  This number has subsequently increased to 484 at the start of the 2017/18 academic year.

East Sussex County Council will implement the proposals.

This notice is an extract of the complete proposals. 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 466886. 

Within four weeks from the date of publication of these proposals, any person may object to, or make comment upon the proposals, 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

Date: 13 October 2017


Explanatory Notes

East Sussex County Council will determine the Statutory Notice within 2 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.


  • Eastbourne


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  • Children
  • Councillors, MP's, MEPS
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  • Parents, carers or guardians


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