Peacehaven Community School's Admissions Officer is Mrs Sarah Daniels.
For students who will join Peacehaven Community School in Year 7 at the start of September 2020:
Admissions Policy - Main Round
For any students joining Peacehaven Community School during the school year (i.e. not transferring directly from Year 6) between September 2020 and July 2021:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for supporting documentation to be considered by the Governors (for the main round of September 2021 admissions into Year 7) is on or before the 31st October 2020, the official closing date. Any documents received after this date will not be considered.
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 2021-22
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 email, phone or letter:
Mrs Sarah Daniels
Peacehaven Community School
We will then send you our waiting list application form or you can click on a link below:
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.
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:
School Appeals Manager
Governance & Community Services Department
East Sussex County Council
St Anne’s Crescent
Lewes BN7 1SW
Tel: 01273 482290
Main Round Appeals (entry into Year 7 September 2021): 1st April 2021. In-Year Appeals: You have 25 school days to submit an appeal from the date of the refusal of a school place.
Main Round Appeals (entry into Year 7 September 2021): During May 2021. In-Year Appeals: Within 30 school days of receipt.
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.
Due to the restrictions brought in because of Covid-19 we may be unable to arrange hearings in person. The government brought in regulations in April 2020 to allow appeals to be heard remotely by virtual telephone hearings. The normal timescales for hearing appeals were also suspended. These regulations have recently been extended until the 30th September 2021. If, before this date, national Covid-19 restrictions ease enough to allow face to face hearings to resume, those affected will be informed.
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.
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.