Admissions to Motcombe School are dealt with by the Local Authority. The School Admissions Code can be found on the Policies page of our website.
Parents are requested to complete an online application on the East Sussex County Website. Please click on this link for more information:-
All children enter Reception in the September of the academic year in which they turn five.
We have a very good transition period which ensures that children settle well into school.
Children may join our school throughout the year if places are available. The Local Authority allocate these places so you will need to apply via the link above.
Transfer to Junior School
Children transfer to a Junior School in the September following their seventh birthday. The majority of children from Motcombe School transfer to Ocklynge School.Ocklynge School
Primary school applications for September 2023
12 September 2022 – Applications open
15 January 2023 – Closing date for Primary School applications
16 March 2023 – Deadline to apply late for a school place with a good reason, for example, you’ve moved into the area
17 April 2023 – National offer day
Mid May 2023 – Deadline to make an appeal
June – July 2023 – Admissions appealsApply online
East Sussex County Council
Helpful information from ESCC:Going to School School Admissions
Starting school and compulsory school age
Most children start school full-time in the September after they turn 4.
If you do not think your child is ready to start school by then, they can start part-way through the year or part time – as long as they are in full-time education by the time they reach ‘compulsory school age’. Click on the button below for further information:Government Advice: Compulsory School Age