New Reception Year pupil intake for September 2018

Congratulations to all those allocated a September 2018 Reception Year  place at Ark Little Ridge!  Please remember to return paper copies of  your completed admission forms to our school office as soon as possible to confirm your acceptance.  If you have been offered but do not wish to take up your place, please do let the school office know as soon as possible so that the place can be allocated to another pupil.

Admissions and how to apply

 Take a look at our Prospectus LittleRidge 2017-18.pdf   Application form to apply for a place

Open Days for Admissions for September 2018

We are now able to offer 60 reception places each year. Please see our prospectus for more details of life at Ark Little Ridge Academy.

Applications for September 2018 entry are now open.

We are holding open mornings for prospective parents and carers on the following dates:

Wednesday 1st November:   9.30, 10.00 and 11.00 a.m.

Thursday 2nd November:    9.30, 10.00 and 11.00 a.m.

Monday 6th November:       9.30, 10.00 and 11.00 a.m.

Each session will be preceeded by a talk with the Head of School and  followed by a tour of our school.  If you are interested, please contact the school office to book onto a visit - 01424 752266 or email  

We look forward to seeing you! 


We are delighted that you are considering Ark Little Ridge for your child.

ARK Little Ridge Primary Academy is a non-selective school for local children. If the academy is oversubscribed, priority will be given to students with statements of special educational needs, where the academy is named on the statement. The remaining places will then be offered in the following order of priority:

-  children who are in public care

-  children of staff of the school where there is a demonstrable skill shortage

-  children who have a sibling who already attends the school and who will continue to do so on the date of admission (for this purpose “sibling” means a whole, half or step-brother or -sister resident at the same address)

-  children of staff of the school (where there is no skill shortage)

 The remaining places will be allocated to children who live closest to the school, using a straight line distance from the main entrance of the academy to the main entrance to the child’s home.

Please take a look at our Admissions Policy.

To apply for a place for your child to join Ark Little Ridge in September 2018 you must apply through the East Sussex County Council website.

The site also contains lots of help and advice about the admissions process.


Closing date for primary school applications is 15 January 2018.

National Allocation Day is 16 April 2018.

Appeal hearings take place April - June 2018

Ark Network Appeals Timetable - download here

If you have any questions about the school, the admissions process, or want to arrange a visit, then please contact us.