Peacehaven Community School's Admissions Officer is Mrs Sarah Daniels.

Admissions Consultation 2019-20

Please be advised that we are consulting on the County Council’s proposed admission arrangements for 2019-20. The arrangements are, broadly speaking, the same as previously but there are proposals to make the following alterations to community areas:

1) To merge the community area for Hankham Primary School and Stone Cross Primary School
2) To enlarge the area for Iford and Kingston CE Primary School to include the area previously served by Rodmell CE Primary School
3) To include the villages of Streat and Ditchling in the community area for Chailey School (secondary) to create a shared area with Priory School.

The link to the consultation can be found here:

I should be very grateful if you would share this consultation with your governors and with parents and the wider school community. Please do respond yourself or feel free to contact me if you have any comments or queries.

Many thanks.

Best wishes,

Jo Miles
Admissions and Transport Manager
Children’s Services
County Hall
East Sussex
0300 330 9472


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Policies available to download

For students who will join Peacehaven Community School in Year 7 at the start of September 2018:

Admissions Policy - Main Round

Admission Policy - 2018-19

Admission Policy - 2019-20

For any students joining Peacehaven Community School during the school year (i.e. not transferring directly from Year 6) between September 2017 and July 2018:

Admissions Policy - In Year

About the Admissions Process

All applications to Peacehaven Community School whether main round or in-year must be made via the Local Authority, East Sussex County Council. Their on-line application form can be accessed by clicking here.

Alternatively, a paper form can be requested from them. For further information about the admissions process including admissions booklets please see their website.

If you wish supporting documentation to be considered when applying for a place please email it directly to

The deadline for supporting documentation to be considered by the Governors (for the main round of September 2018 admissions into Year 7) is on or before the 31st October 2017, the official closing date. Any documents received after this date will not be considered.

Waiting Lists

Peacehaven Community School is responsible for operating a waiting list for each year group where there are more applicants than places available. The waiting list is ordered, using our published oversubscription criteria. Details of these can be found in our Determination documents:

Admission Policy - Determination 2019-20

Admissions Map
Peacehaven Community School - Priority Area Map Click here for larger version

If you have received a letter from us denying your child a place because of lack of spaces, you can apply to go onto the waiting list by contacting us directly either by phone – 01273 575793, letter or email. We will then send you our waiting list application form or you can download Rich Text Format (RTF) here or download a PDF version here.

If a place becomes available and you are top of the waiting list we will contact you inviting your child to take up the place.

Please note that our waiting lists are automatically cleared after Christmas and Easter and the Summer term. You will need to contact the school in order to stay on the list.


About the Appeal Process

If you have been refused a place at Peacehaven Community School you have the right to have your case considered by an independent appeal panel. Please fill in the ESCC on-line form here or alternatively you can send in your appeal with supporting documentation to:

Mr Stuart McKeown
School Appeals Manager
Governance & Community Services Department
East Sussex County Council
St Anne’s Crescent
Lewes BN7 1SW

Tel: 01273 481 583

Deadline for submitting appeals and supporting documentation

Main Round Appeals (entry into Year 7 September 2018): April 2017 (date to be confirmed). In-Year Appeals: You have 25 school days to submit an appeal from the date of the refusal of a school place.

Timing of appeal hearings

Main Round Appeals (entry into Year 7 September 2018): During May 2018. In-Year Appeals: Within 30 school days of receipt.

Notification of date, time and venue for appeal hearings

A letter will be sent giving details of when your appeal will be heard by an independent appeal panel. You will be given 10 days’ notice unless you have agreed to a shorter notice period.

Deadline for additional evidence to be submitted

All your evidence supporting your case should be sent when making the appeal. However it is possible to send extra evidence up to 7 working days before the hearing (please send this directly to the School Appeals Manager at the ESCC address above). Additional evidence received after this deadline, or brought to the appeal panel on the day will be considered only at the discretion of the independent appeal panel. Submitting extra evidence late can sometimes lead to the hearing being adjourned, or even to it being postponed to another day.

Decision letters

A decision letter will normally be sent within 5 school days of the appeal hearing and will set out the reasons for the panel’s decision.

Please note that it can take longer at busy times.


Need Help?

Simply contact the school office via our telephone or email address. During term we aim to respond within 24 hours.

01273 581100