Admissions Arrangements

For admissions to Rye Primary, please familiarise yourself with our arrangements.

Admission Arrangements

Applying to us

Further information about applying to Primary school can be found on East Sussex’s website: Applying for a school place.

You can also apply to us directly. For help to complete the form, feel free to contact us.

Rye Primary Admission Form


Before making an appeal, important information about the appeals process can be found on the East Sussex County Council website.

Admissions Appeal Timetable

Admissions Arrangements 2022/23

As admission authority, the Aquinas Trust Board has considered the comments raised during the consultation period prior to making its final determination on the admission arrangements for 2022/23 for Rye Community Primary School.

One point was raised during the consultation concerning a potential lack of clarity in the first paragraph of the section headed 'Age of Admission' and, as a result, additional wording was added.  Having discussed the revised arrangements fully, the Trust Board has approved all the proposed amendments to the admission arrangements for 2022/23.

In Year Admissions

Rye Community Primary opts into the Local Authority's co-ordinated in-year admissions scheme. It is important you contact us in the first instance to discuss any potential move. 

Parents may apply for in-year places via either ESCC or direct to the Admissions Officer at the academy.  Further details of the in-year process and the Application Form are available here for ESCC or from the academy (please email ). 

In the normal admissions round or at any point in the normal year of entry, if a place is available and there is no waiting list, the child will be admitted [except where the “twice excluded” rule applies]. 

For in-year applications received for all other year groups, if a place is available and there is no waiting list, the child will be admitted subject to the admission authority being able to refuse admission if it has good reason to believe that the child may display challenging behaviour and thus refer the child to the Fair Access Protocol.

ESCC Co-ordinated scheme for in-year admissions 2021-22

ESCC Arrangements for in-year admissions 2021-22

Before applying, important information about In Year Admissions can be found on East Sussex’s website: Applying for a place during the school year

The Trust Board, as the Admission Authority, delegate the admission decision to the Academy’s Advisory Council (AAC). We aim to process requests within 10 school days.

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