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Herstmonceux Church of England Primary School


Pupils thrive in this school. They show a genuine care for one another and form strong friendships. Staff know them well. Warm relationships between staff and pupils create a calm and respectful culture. Pupils are happy, feel safe and enjoy their learning. - Ofsted 2022

Starting school for the first time

Starting school is such an important milestone in every child’s life. At Herstmonceux C of E Primary School we take the transition to primary school very seriously to ensure that all children feel safe, happy and settled in their new learning environment.

Starting school for the first time

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2024, you must apply for a school place via East Sussex County Council’s website. The closing date for applications for September 2024 intake is 15 January 2024 . National offer day for primary school places is 16 April 2024. Please visit the County Council website for further details on school admissions.

East Sussex County Council's website has lots of information to help parents and carers who are applying for their child's school place. 

For children who will be starting school for the first time in September 2024, we are delighted to welcome you to visit our school. Please contact the school office on 01323 833148 to organise a visit.

Appeals Guidance

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In-year transfers

If you are interested in your child joining our fantastic school as an in-year transfer, please contact the office to see if we have any spaces and to make an appointment to visit us. 

Admissions Policy

Please find our admissions policy below.

Herstmonceux Primary School Admissions Policy 
Children in the early years settle well to life in school. Parents receive helpful
introductions to life in school and teachers make sure that they know about what their
child is learning. Children mix with older pupils in Year 1 at playtimes and form strong
friendships with one another. This creates a culture of care in the school. - Ofsted 2022