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The Admission Policy for Eastbrook Primary Academy is a trust-wide policy. A copy of the policy and additional information relating to admissions can be accessed at

Eastbrook Primary Academy - REAch2 Academy Trust

Applications for children between the ages of 4 – 11 must be made through the Local Education Authority’s Pupil Admissions Team.  The academy is a two-form entry, which means there are 60 pupils in each of the year groups.

Guidance is available online at If you require a paper version of this information, this can be obtained by writing to:

Pupil Admissions Office
Centenary House
Durrington Lane
West Sussex
BN13 2QB

Phone: 0845 075 1007
Fax: 01903 839214


Annual Arrangements

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 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 allow you 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 academic year are more than welcome to visit the academy in the first instance, but the 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 before 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 can 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, provided we can make appropriate provisions.

Full details are available in the Admissions Policy.