The Haven Voluntary Aided CofE/Methodist Primary School

God in all we do


As a church school we process our own admissions. If you are interested in placing your child in our school then please feel free to call the school to establish if we have any vacancies.

If we do have a place then we would require you to complete the ESCC Application Form as soon as possible, these can be collected from the school or downloaded from ESCC website. The completed form should be then returned to the school and we can then send it on to School Admissions at County Hall in Lewes. The Supplementary Information Form also needs to be completed and returned to the school, this can be located at the bottom of this page.  If we do not have space for your child we will still require you to complete the ESCC Application Form and send it to School Admissions at County Hall, Lewes. Once we have received your completed the Supplementary Information Form then your child's name will be placed on our waiting list.

Priority on the waiting list is given according to the criteria in our Admissions Policy which is available to download also from our website. If you are applying for a foundation place we would also require a Clergy Reference Form signed by your church leader.

Please note that 30 pupils in a class is statutory for all children in the Infants (Reception, Years 1 and 2). The Governors would not therefore be able to offer a place in the school, even on appeal, if the subsequent class numbers would be higher than 30. We also aim to have 32 children in each class in the Juniors and the governors would not wish to exceed this number except under exceptional circumstances.


Prospective Parents Tours of the School

We are now able to take booking for tours of our school, each of the five appointments will include a meeting with the Head Teacher & the Admissions Officer followed by a look around school.  Please contact the school on 01323 471781 option 0 to book your place.


The tours dates for admission 2018/2019 are as follows:

Monday 29th October 2018 ~ 10.45 am

Wednesday 31st October 2018  ~ 10.45 am

Tuesday 6th November 2018 ~ 2.15 pm

Thursday 8th November 2018 ~ 2.15 pm

Wednesday 21st November 2018 ~ 6.00 pm

We do request that you do not bring any children to the above tours.


We also offer tours of the school only every Tuesday at 10.00 am.  Please contact the school on 01323 471781 option 0 to book your place.


For school admissions for Reception 2018/2019 below is the time line for applications.

14th September 2018 ~ Online facility available via ESCC

15th January 2019 ~ Closing date for primary schools applications

16th April 2019 ~ Allocation letters sent to parents

May 2019 ~ Closing date for appeals

June/July 2019 ~ Appeals heard.


Starting school and compulsory school age

Children must start school at the beginning of the term which follows their fifth birthday. However, your child is allowed to start school full time at the beginning of the school year which follows their fourth birthday.

You may want your child to start at school part time which is allowed but you will have to arrange this with the headteacher once your place has been allocated.


When must my child attend school?

If your child turns five between:

  • 1 September 2019 and 31 December 2019 they are allowed to start school at the start of term one (full or part time) and must be attending full time at the start of term three.
  • 1 January 2020 and 31 March 2020 they are allowed to start school at the start of term one or term three (full or part time) and must be attending full time at the start of term five.
  • 1 April 202 and 31 August 2020 they are allowed to start school, at the start of term one, term three or term five either full or part time.

Appeals Procedure for Reception Admissions September 2019

Appeals closing date: Monday 20th May 2019

An Independent Panel will hear Appeals. The Governing Board coordinates with the local authority, East Sussex County Council Timetable to administer appeals

Parents who wish to lodge an appeal should contact the school office 01323 471781 in the first instance.
Deadline for receipt of appeals for children starting Year Reception Appeals closing date: 20th May 2019
Appeals received by the above deadline will be heard by Wednesday 23rd July 2019.

Appeals submitted after the above deadline will still be heard. However if your appeal is submitted late, your case may not be heard until after all the appeals received on time have been dealt with.


Clergy Reference Form 2018 2019.pdf


Prospectus 2019 2020

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Admission Arrangements 2019 2020 Final.pdf

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