Extra open morning for prospective September 2019 Reception pupils

We have added an extra session for anyone who was unable to attend the open mornings/afternoons earlier this term. 

This last session is on Tuesday 4th December at 9.30 am. 

Please contact school office if you would like to come along.

Admissions

Starting School September 2019? 

Ark Little Ridge Admission Policy 2019-20.pdf

Ark Little Ridge Admission Policy 2018-19.pdf

Our open mornings are taking places as follows – please contact the school office to arrange a visit - we look forward to meeting you!:

Tuesday 30th October:         9.30, 10.00 and 11.00 am

Wednesday 31st October:    9.30, 10.00 and 11.00 am

 Thursday 1st November:    1.30 and 2 pm

Tues 4th December:             09:30 am

 

How to Apply

The academy will admit 60 reception year students each September.

Admissions are managed through East Sussex County Council school admissions team. Information on Ark Little Ridge Primary Academy is included in their starting school brochure, which you can download here. Copies will also be available from most nurseries and early years centres.

For more information about the admissions process, including key dates, please see the East Sussex website here

Please note that admissions for entry into Reception class 2019 open online from 12th September 2018 and close on 15th January 2019.

Allocation decisions are sent on 16th April 2019.

Please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs E Harrison e.harrison@arklittleridgeprimary.org if you have any queries.

In-year admissions

In-year admissions are managed through East Sussex County Council, please see their website here. If you would like to visit the academy please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs E Harrison, e.harrison@arklittleridgeprimary.org who will be happy to meet you. 

Admissions Criteria

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:

  • Looked After Children and all previously Looked After Children
  • 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)
  • Children who live in the relevant East Sussex defined community area, prioritised according to the measure used by East Sussex Council
  • The remaining places will be allocated to children who live in the relevant East Sussex defined community area, prioritised according to the measure used by East Sussex Council

 

For full details, please see the admissions policy:

Appeals

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Ark Network Appeals Timetable

Appeals for children refused a place at a preferred school for admission to Reception/Year 7/Yr 12 in September 2019 will be heard in line with the School Admissions Appeals Code (2012).  

    

  Offer Date Deadline for lodging an appeal
Secondary 1 March 2019 29 March 2019
Primary 16 April 2019 20 May 2019

 

On-time appeals will be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for submitting appeals. Appeals submitted after this date will be heard within 40 school days of the appeal deadline or 30 school days of being submitted, whichever is the later date.

Parents/carers will be notified of their appeal date by an external agency engaged by the Ark network.

If you wish to appeal for a place in Year 7/Year 12, please click here for the secondary appeal form.

Please read this guidance about infant class size appeals , click here for the primary appeal form.

Please contact the academy if you need a paper form.