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The Admission 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 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

REAch2 Academy Trust (the Trust), as the admission authority for all of its academies as per the admissions code 2021, is consulting on the admission arrangements for all of its schools. It is the responsibility of the Trust to determine the arrangements for all of its schools, ensuring that they are fully compliant with the Admissions Code 2021 and other statutory legislation, such as the Equalities Act 2010.  

On 4 October 2023, the Trust Board approved several variations to the current arrangements, which seek to add clarity to a number of key definitions within the policy. The new policy also includes more information on how parents can access other admissions-related information, including in-year admissions, appeals processes, and Fair Access Protocol’s.  

The new policies do not propose any change to the school’s existing over-subscription criteria. The new policy seeks to make clear that children within the final category of the over-subscription criteria are ranked by the distance they live from the school. The Trust has therefore renamed this criterion from ‘other children’ to ‘distance’. Children within that criterion will still be ranked in the same way.  

You can find the proposed school policy for 2025/2026 by visiting:  

Academy Directory - REAch2 Academy Trust 

The consultation will run from 6  December 2023 to 31 January 2024.  

We welcome feedback from all stakeholders on the proposed Arrangements. Responses to the consultation may be placed by any of the following means:  

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.