Joining Us

Thank you for your interest in joining Peacehaven Community School.

Joining our school community is an important decision, and we're committed to making it a positive experience for you and your child. Our admissions process is simple and clear, so you can feel confident in your choice to join our exceptional school.

All applications to Peacehaven Community School, whether the transition from primary to secondary or moving schools during the year (in-year admission), 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 the Local Authority. For further information about the admissions process please see their website.

Admissions Policy

Admissions Policy - Determination 2024-25

The deadline for supporting documentation to be considered by the Governors for September 2024 admissions into Year 7 is on or before the 31st October 2023, which is the official closing date. Any documents received after this date will not be considered.

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

In-Year Admissions

If you are interested in applying for a place at Peacehaven Community School during an academic year please apply via the Local Authority (East Sussex County Council). Their on-line application form can be accessed by clicking here.

In Year Admissions Policy - 2023-2024


If your child has special educational needs and has an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), talk to your SEN Caseworker about which school you would like your child to attend and they will explain the next steps.

These are the links to both East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

Assessment and Planning at East Sussex County Council:

Brighton and Hove County Council:

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 Admissions Policy.

You can apply to go onto the waiting list by contacting us directly either by email, letter or by using our waiting list application form.

Peacehaven Community School
Greenwich Way
East Sussex
BN10 8RB

We will then send you our waiting list application form or you can click on a link below:

Waiting list application form (Word Version)

Waiting list application form (PDF version)

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, Easter and the Summer term. You will need to contact the school in order to stay on the list.