The Admission’s Policy for Eastbrook Primary Academy is in line with maintained schools in West Sussex. A copy of the policy can be accessed via the Policy Section of our website or from our school office.
Applications for children between the ages of 4 – 11 must be made through the Local Education Authority’s Pupil Admissions Team. The academy is two-form entry, which means there are 60 pupils in each year group.
Guidance is available on-line at westsussex.gov.uk. If you require a paper version of this information this can be obtained by writing to:
Pupil Admissions Office
Phone: 0845 075 1007
Fax: 01903 839214
Eastbrook is part of REAch2 Academy Trust. REAch2 Trustees have determined a Trust-wide admissions policy for 2018/19, following a public consultation in line with the national admissions code. The policy includes simple and fair oversubscription criteria. A copy of the policy can be accessed via the Policy Section of our website or from our school office.
Under the Education Act, parents can express a preference for any school, but parents do not have the right to choose a school. West Sussex Education Authority does make every effort to meet parental preference where possible.
Eastbrook Primary Academy
Pupils are admitted in the September of the academic year in which they have their fifth birthday.
Parents and carers who are considering sending their children to our academy are encouraged to visit the school and see the academy in action. This will also give you the opportunity to discuss any personal requirements and concerns to help you make the right choice for your child. You can arrange to visit the academy by telephoning the office on 01273 874050.
Children of parents moving into the area during the course of the academic year are more than welcome to visit the academy in the first instance, but formal application for admission must be made via the Pupil Admissions Team at the above address.
Arrangements for starting school
Throughout the year, opportunities are provided for pre-school children in our locality to visit the academy, either to see annual festivities or to join in activities with the current reception classes. This means that the school buildings will be familiar to many of our new entrants when they join us. As part of our transition arrangements, in the Summer term prior to being admitted, parents are invited to a meeting at the school. This is designed to provide an insight into the workings of the academy; an opportunity to meet the staff and a chance to find out how we work together with parents to support children in their first year at our school.
The children are able to meet their teacher and spend several sessions in their new classroom before joining the academy. They are also invited to an outdoor play session, so they are very familiar with their surroundings. Every possible care is taken of our new entrants and their parents, so that they settle into the academy happily as soon as possible.
Under the Disability Discrimination Act, 1995, no child is refused admission on the grounds of disability, providing we can make appropriate provision.
Full details are available in our Admissions Policy.