There are a number of policies and guidelines that are in use at Peacehaven Community School.

These were originally created, and have been adapted over the years, to make the process of learning as effective, inclusive and enjoyable as possible. They explain in detail certain elements of school life which may not be fully apparent at first glance. For example, the reasons behind the school's ICT Use Agreement or the arrangements affecting off-site activities.

For more information on PCS policies, please click the links in the downloads section to the left for the complete versions. If the policy you are looking for isn't listed or you require a paper version, or have any comments on our policies then please contact the Headteacher’s PA, Rebekah Platt - Head PA - rplatt@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk for more information.

Most of these documents are in Adobe PDF format, a free facility available from Adobe Acrobat Reader it helps to maintains the original look and feel of a document.

Send Reforms

In September 2014 the Government has made changes to the law for young people with special educational needs and disabilities. The new law will result in some changes to the way you and your child receive support from the local council, health and social care services and schools and colleges.Statements of SEN will be replaced with a single education, health and care plan (EHC plan). If your child already has a statement they will be transferred to the new system within the next 3 years. For children with less complex needs there will be a new system called SEN support which will replace school action and school action plus.

PCS already focusses on a cycle of assessment, planning and reviewing to find the best ways of securing good progress for all students and this is a key element of the change. We are working with the local authority to develop our SEN and disability policy in line with the changes and will share this development with you. I will be available at all parent and carer events as well as Annual Reviews (held for students with a statement) to answer any specific questions that you have.

Ann Waite - Assistant Head Learning Support and SENCO, Science Teacher - awaite@pcs.e-sussex.sch.uk

Please click here to download a pdf of further information

Special Educational Needs Report – Local Offer

Click here for the SEN Report 2019


Accessibility Plan

Admission Policy - 2018-19

Admission Policy - 2019-20

Anti Bullying




Charging & Remissions

Children Missing Education

Code of Conduct for Employees

Complaints Policy and Procedure

Data Protection

Drug and Substance Misuse

Equality Policy

Equality Statement

ESSC Absence Advice Leaflet


Freedom of Information

Health and Safety

Inclusion and SEND

Managing Complex Health Needs

Online Safety (e-safety)

Offsite Visits Policy

Positive Handling

Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation

Privacy Notice - Pupils

Privacy Notice - Workforce

Recruitment and Selection

Safeguarding & Child Protection

Single Equality Scheme

Sex and Relationship Education

Social Media

Supervision Policy

Supporting Pupils with Medical Conditions

Whistleblowing – Raising Concerns


Need Help?

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

01273 581100