How to apply

How to apply

The academy will admit 90 reception year students each September.

Admissions are managed through East Sussex County Council school admissions team. Information on Ark Blacklands Primary Academy is included in their starting school brochure, which you can download here. Copies will also be available from most nurseries and early years centres.

For more information about the admissions process, including key dates, please see the East Sussex website here.

Please note that admissions for entry into Reception class 2019 open online from 12 September 2018 and close on 15 January 2019.

 

In-year admissions

In-year admissions are managed through East Sussex County Council - please see their website here. If you would like to visit the school please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs J Childs on j.childs@arkblacklandsprimary.org who will be happy to meet you.

Allocation decisions are sent on 16 April 2019.

Please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs J Childs on j.childs@arkblacklandsprimary.org if you have any queries or would like support in making your applications.

 

Admissions criteria

Ark Blacklands Primary Academy is a non-selective school for local children. If the school is oversubscribed, priority will be given to students with statements of special educational needs, where the academy is named on the statement. The remaining places will then be offered in the following order of priority:

  • Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children
  • Children of staff of the school where there is a demonstrable skill shortage
  • Children who have a sibling who already attends the school and who will continue to do so on the date of admission (for this purpose “sibling” means a whole, half or step-brother or -sister resident at the same address)
  • Children of staff of the school (where there is no skill shortage)
  • Children who live in the relevant East Sussex defined community area, prioritised according to the measure used by East Sussex Council
  • The remaining places will be allocated to children who live in the relevant East Sussex defined community area, prioritised according to the measure used by East Sussex Council