Have your say on the admission arrangements for 2018-19

Closed 15 Jan 2017

Opened 7 Nov 2016

Feedback updated 21 Jul 2020

We asked

For views on the proposed admission arrangements to Community and Controlled Schools for the 2018/19 school year. The main changes were

  • To extend the definition of ‘looked after children’ in priority 1 of the admissions criteria;
  • To change the Eastbourne primary community area due to the  of the home to school distance tie-break from shortest walking route to straight line;

Views were also soughton the Proposed AdmissionNumbers and co-ordinated admission schemes.

You said

8 people completed the survey.

87.5% of respondents were in favour of the change to the definition of ‘looked after children’ in the admissions criteria.

75% of respondents were in favour of the change to the Eastbourne primary community area.

A full breakdown of responses can be found in the Lead Member report 28 February 2017. (item 29 - appendix 6)

We did

The changes were agreed and will come into force for September 2018 onwards.

Results updated 14 Mar 2017

The Lead Member for Education and Inclusion, Special Educational Needs and Disability considered a report on 28 February 2017 by the Director of Children’s Services which sought approval for the admission arrangements for the 2018/19 school year.


This consultation outlines the proposed admissions arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools from September 2018. It also sets out the proposed schemes for co-ordination for the normal years of entry.

You will also find the proposed admission criteria for Priory School, Lewes and Hailsham Community College which mirror the local authority's proposal. 

We are proposing a minor change to the definition of 'looked after children' in the admissions criteria. We are also proposing to change the area for Eastbourne primary schools. We would particularly welcome your views on these aspects of our proposals although all comments are welcomed on any aspect of the arrangements.

Why your views matter

This survey outlines the Authority's proposed admissions arrangements for the 2018-19 school year. Consultation begins on Monday 7 November 2016 and ends on Sunday 15 January 2017 which satisfies the duty to consult for at least six weeks.

We strongly recommend that you read the related documents with care to fully understand the proposals.

What happens next

Once we've consulted, the admission arrangements for primary and secondary community and voluntary controlled schools for the 2018-19 school year will be finalised and subsequently published in line with statutory guidelines.


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  • Anyone from any background


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