Your child is eligible to be accepted into our school during the school year in which he or she is five years old.

The arrangements for the admission of children to this school at age 4+ are made by the Local Authority and applications can be made online. There is a fixed admissions limit of 90 children.

A detailed description of the arrangements is contained in the booklet “Applying for a school”. A copy can be obtained from the School Admissions Section, Children’s Services, P.O. Box 4, County Hall, St. Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1SG. [Tel. No. 03456080190] or can be downloaded following the links on the East Sussex website –

However, you may find it helpful to know that, if there are insufficient places to meet the demand, your child will be allocated in accordance with the following list of priorities:
  • Looked after children and previously looked after children
  • Children who have a brother or sister at the school at the time of admission
  • Children living within a pre-defined community area
  • Children living outside the pre-defined community area
If it should be necessary to decide between children within any of these priority groups, this will be done by giving the places to those who live closest to the school.

Please note that attendance at the Telscombe Cliffs Nursery does not guarantee a place in our Reception class.