For admissions to Rye Primary, please familiarise yourself with our arrangements.
Applying to us
Further information about applying to Primary school can be found on East Sussex’s website: Applying for a school place.
You can also apply to us directly. For help to complete the form, feel free to contact us.
Rye Primary Admission Form
Rye Community Primary School Appeals Timetable 2024
Consultation on Rye Community Primary School Admissions Arrangements 2024/2025
No objections/questions were raised during the consultation period which ran from Friday 4th November to Friday 16th December 2022.
Therefore, as admission authority, the Aquinas Trust Board will be approving the proposed amendments to the admission arrangements for 2024/2025 for Rye Community Primary School as the changes proposed will continue to allow the School to endeavour to accommodate all children in the area that apply to it, subject to the infant class size restrictions and exemptions.
Admissions Arrangements 2022/23
As admission authority, the Aquinas Trust Board has considered the comments raised during the consultation period prior to making its final determination on the admission arrangements for 2022/23 for Rye Community Primary School.
One point was raised during the consultation concerning a potential lack of clarity in the first paragraph of the section headed 'Age of Admission' and, as a result, additional wording was added. Having discussed the revised arrangements fully, the Trust Board has approved all the proposed amendments to the admission arrangements for 2022/23.
In Year Admissions
Rye Community Primary opts into the Local Authority's co-ordinated in-year admissions scheme. It is important you contact us in the first instance to discuss any potential move.
Parents may apply for in-year places via either ESCC or direct to the Admissions Officer at the academy. Further details of the in-year process and the Application Form are available here for ESCC or from the academy (please email firstname.lastname@example.org ).
In the normal admissions round or at any point in the normal year of entry, if a place is available and there is no waiting list, the child will be admitted [except where the “twice excluded” rule applies].
For in-year applications received for all other year groups, if a place is available and there is no waiting list, the child will be admitted subject to the admission authority being able to refuse admission if it has good reason to believe that the child may display challenging behaviour and thus refer the child to the Fair Access Protocol.
ESCC Co-ordinated scheme for in-year admissions 2022-23
ESCC Arrangements for in-year admissions 2022-23
Before applying, important information about In Year Admissions can be found on East Sussex’s website: Applying for a place during the school year.
The Trust Board, as the Admission Authority, delegate the admission decision to the Academy’s Advisory Council (AAC). We aim to process requests within 10 school days.