Have your say on the admission arrangements for 2019-20

Closed 26 Jan 2018

Opened 13 Nov 2017


This consultation outlines the proposed admissions arrangements for community and voluntary controlled schools from September 2019. It also sets out the proposed schemes for co-ordination for the normal years of entry.

There are no changes to the admissions criteria. Parkland infant and junior academies and Shinewater primary academy wish to adopt the local authority's criteria.

We are proposing three changes to community areas; two in respect of primary schools, and one in respect of a secondary school.

There are also proposals to change the planned admission number at four schools.


The governors of Robertsbridge Community College have requested that the Planned Admission Number (PAN) for the college increase to 145 (from 130). This was missed from the original online survey.

As this is a decision which could impact upon other local schools, we would like to hear the view of other local schools and parents to ensure that all interested parties are given the opportunity to express their opinions. The County Council remains of the view that this increase is not necessary.

Any parent or school wishing to express an opinion solely on this proposal should do so by email to admissions@eastsussex.gov.uk by 26 January 2018.  Please indicate in your response whether you think the PAN for Robertsbridge should remain at 130, be raised to 145 or another figure, together with any reasons you may wish to include.’

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



Why We Are Consulting

This survey outlines the Authority's proposed admissions arrangements for the 2019-20 school year. Consultation begins on Monday 13 November 2017 and ends on Friday 26 January 2018 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 2019-20 school year will be finalised and subsequently published in line with statutory guidelines.


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Schools and school admissions