Admissions Statement

Starting School

East Sussex County Council are responsible for Academy admissions for the new intake for reception and they decide how pupils are admitted.

The admissions criteria is used to determine how places are allocated for new Reception children is listed in the East Sussex admissions booklet.  For admissions, you can apply online, please visit East Sussex County Council – Admissions Select admissions. Register and then apply. 

If you have applied and have been refused a place, you may add your child to our waiting lists. Please note that we recommend that your child is sent to another school whilst you are waiting for a place as we cannot give any indication of timescales for the availability of places.

Where St Paul’s is unable to offer a place because of over subscription, parents have the right to appeal to an independent admission appeal panel.  East Sussex County Council still handle and process appeals. Please contact them directly on 0345 6080190 quoting Admissions - East Sussex Area.  Please refer to the County Council appeals process by clicking here.

See the East Sussex appeals timetable here.

These are the preferred and quickest methods to apply but if you experience difficulties please contact Mrs Webb in the Academy office, 01424 424530.

In-Year Admissions

Our Admissions Officer, Tracy Webb manages any admissions for pupils wishing to join during the academic year, please see our Admissions Policy for details or contact her directly.  Priority will be given in accordance with our Admissions Criteria.  Applications should still be made to School Admissions, you can apply online, please visit East Sussex County Council – Admissions Select admissions. Register and then apply. 

Academy visits

The best way to learn about our Academy is to visit us. We encourage you and your child to see for yourself what we’re really like, to ask questions and to discuss any matters with the headteacher.

Please contact Mrs Webb to arrange an appointment to tour the Academy, meet the staff and see the children at work.

Please see our Nursery section on our website for nursery admissions information.  If your child is in our Nursery, a separate application must be made for transfer from the nursery to the main academy in accordance with East Sussex Admissions procedures.