How to apply for admission to Ark Little Ridge - book a tour of our school!

Take a look at our prospectus: Prospectus LittleRidge Oct2016

Open Days for Admissions for September 2017    

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

Applications for September 2017 entry are now open.

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

Closing date for applications is 15th January 2017

We are delighted that you are considering Ark Little Ridge for your child.The application process for 2017 closes on 15th January 2017.

In-year admissions may be made but are subject to space.   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 2016, you must apply through the East Sussex County Council website.

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

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


This year's  Reception classes, Surrey and Canterbury, have made a fabulous start to life at ARK Little Ridge Primary Academy.  All the children have been attending full time, and we are pleased to say they have settled remarkably well.  Each morning the children arrive happy and ready to start the school day, growing in confidence and becoming excellent learners.

There are so many things that the children love about being at ARK Little Ridge, one said, ‘I’m so happy at school because I have new friends’.

Another child said, ‘I love wearing my uniform, it’s so smart’.

So many children agreed, ‘school dinners are the best!’

The feedback from parents and carers has been wonderful too;

‘I can’t believe how well he’s settled into school.  Every morning he asks if it’s a school day because he’s so excited!  We’re so happy’.

‘We couldn’t believe it, he wrote his name for the first time!  He’s only been at school two weeks!’

As teachers, we are so impressed with the enthusiasm and determination that the children are showing.  We are really looking forward to an exciting year ahead!