Admissions and how to apply

Open Days for Admissions for September 2017

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 2017 entry are now open.

If you missed our open days - no problem!; We have a catch up session on Wednesday 13th December at 9.30 am Please contact the academy office on 01424 752266  to make an appointment to come and meet us.


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 2017 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 2017.

National Allocation Day is 18 April 2017.

Closing Date for Appeals is 19 May 2017.

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.