Have your say on school admission arrangements for 2025-2026

Closed 15 Jan 2024

Opened 13 Nov 2023


This consultation outlines the proposed admissions arrangements for East Sussex community and voluntary controlled schools from September 2025. 

We are not proposing any changes to the admissions criteria. (See page 2 for more details and the opportunity to comment).  Priory School's criteria mirror those of the local authority. They will consider any comments made through this consultation.

There is a proposal to increase the planned admission number at Chailey School and decrease the number at Mayfield CE Primary School. (Please read "Proposed admission numbers" found further down this page. You can comment on page 3)

The proposed co-ordination schemes for admission to Reception year, Year 3 at a junior school and Year 7 at secondary school 2025-26 is included. Also included is the In-Year scheme for the 2024-25 school year. (Please read the DRAFT co-ordinated schemes in the 'Related' section below before commenting on page 4)

We would particularly welcome your views on the above aspects of our proposals although all comments are welcomed on any element of the arrangements.

Why your views matter

This survey outlines the local authority's proposed admissions arrangements for the 2025-26 school year. Consultation begins on Monday 13 November 2023 and ends on Monday 15 January 2024 which satisfies the duty to consult for at least six weeks. 

Final admission arrangements will be determined by 28 February 2024 and published by 15 March 2024 in line with statutory deadlines.

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


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