What we won't take into account

When schools are oversubscribed, the stated admissions criteria are applied to decide which children will be allocated places.

Given this, you need to bear in mind that for community controlled schools, it does not take into account:

  • attendance at a particular school, pre-school or nursery setting other than for linked schools
  • any previous association you or your family may have had with a school;
  • your working or child care and travel arrangements; and
  • any reference to a child’s ability or particular aptitude.

Always check the school’s admissions policy to confirm what rules they have in place.

Please visit the School Admission Rules section of the East Sussex County Council website for full details.


For further information about finding and applying for a school place, please visit the East Sussex County Council website.