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If you would like to discuss the possibility of your child attending our school, please contact the school office on 01424 838323 or office@netherfield.e-sussex.sch.uk to arrange an opportunity to see our school and a meeting with the head teacher.

As a voluntary controlled Church of England Primary School, Netherfield CE Primary does not have direct control of our own admissions. These are controlled by ESCC, and all applications for our school should go through the ESCC Admissions Department (link below).

‘In-Year’ Admissions or Changing Schools

If you are a parent who may be considering admission to our school for your child for next September, all requests for 'casual' or in-year admissions must be made via the ESCC Admissions Department.


Note: this link takes you direct to the ESCC on-line admissions page, where you need to register and log-in to be able to make your application electronically.  Further information is available from the Admission page of the ESCC website.

Admissions for Starting School

The deadline for on-line applications for Reception is January prior to an admission date in September.

The priorities below will be used to decide who gets a place at community and voluntary controlled infant, primary and secondary schools.

  1. Looked after children and children who were looked after, but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or subject to residence orders or special guardianship orders) immediately following being looked after.
  2. Children who will have a brother or sister* at the school (or linked junior school) at the time of admission and who live at the same address, within the pre-defined community area**.
  3. Other children living within a pre-defined community area**.
  4. Children who will have a brother or sister* at the school (or linked junior school) at the time of admission who live at the same address, outside the pre-defined community area**.
  5. Other children.

*Children are ‘siblings’ if they are full, half, adoptive or foster brother or sister living in the same household including siblings attending sixth forms.

**Each home address in the county falls within a community area although living in a community area does not guarantee a place.

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