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– East Sussex County Council “Going to School” Page
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East Sussex School Admissions Booklet
In-Year from September 2018
Please apply online via the East Sussex County Council website.
Primary school applications for September 2019
The closing date for primary school applications is 15 January 2019.
Allocation day is 16 April 2019.
Starting school and compulsory school age
Children must start school at the beginning of the term which follows their fifth birthday. However, your child is allowed to start school full time at the beginning of the school year which follows their fourth birthday.
You may want your child to start at school part time which is allowed but you will have to arrange this with the head teacher once your place has been allocated.
When must my child attend school?
If your child turns five between:
1 September 2019 and 31 December 2019 – they are allowed to start school at the start of term one (full or part time) and must be attending full time at the start of term three.
1 January 2020 and 31 March 2020 – they are allowed to start school at the start of term one or term three (full or part time) and must be attending full time at the start of term five.
1 April 2020 and 31 August 2020 – they are allowed to start school, at the start of term one, term three or term five either full or part time.