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 appeals

Apply 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