Primary to Secondary Admissions - September 2021

The arrangements for the admission of Year 6 children to Beacon are made by East Sussex County Council.

The deadline for secondary school applications for September 2021 was 31st October 2020.

A detailed description of these arrangements are contained in the booklet, “Applying for a school” published by East Sussex County Council which is available from early September each year. A copy can be viewed in any East Sussex school or library, viewed/downloaded here or requested from the School Admissions Team, Education Department, PO Box 4, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, BN7 1SG.

East Sussex County Council recommend that applications are completed online and provides free internet access at any East Sussex library. For more information on applying online please contact East Sussex School Admissions.

If you live outside East Sussex and are interested in your child attending Beacon Academy, you must apply through the local authority in which you live. For example, if you live in Kent, you have to apply through Kent County Council school admissions.

The national offer day, when you find out which school you have been allocated a place at, was Monday 1st March 2021.

Our Published Admission Number (PAN) for Year 7 in September 2021 is 250. Please see our Admission Criteria below.

If you did not get the school place you wanted for your child, you can appeal to an independent appeal panel. Before making an appeal you may wish to consider the other options open to you. These include adding your child to the waiting list for your preferred school and requesting a change of allocated school. It is also recommended you accept the place allocated to your child as this does not affect your appeal rights. Appeals usually take place throughout May and June. Further Appeals Information is available here.

Once a school place has been granted, an Admission Form must be completed and returned to our Admissions Officer, Mrs Adams.

East Sussex County Council provides school transport to all families who live more than 3 miles from their nearest qualifying school. If you need help with transport and live in East Sussex, please apply here.

In-Year Admissions

For students currently in Years 7 to 11 an application must be made direct to Beacon Academy. Please contact Mrs Adams at Beacon Academy directly via email and refer to the documents below.

Sixth Form Admissions

The arrangements for admissions into Year 12 and 13 must be made direct to Beacon Academy. Please contact Mrs Hilton, Beacon Academy Sixth Form Manager, on 01892 603018 or by email.

Admissions FAQ 2021

Admissions Policy for applications during 2020 21

Admissions Criteria for intake from September 2021 - August 2022

Admissions Criteria for intake from September 2022 - August 2023 (draft)

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