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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Admissions


​We offer 45 places in our Reception Year. for new admissions (this is our Published Admissions Number). 

Our Pre-School numbers continue to be very high but as always, these still allow for new families to join in Reception. 

The arangements and allocation for the admission of children to our school at age 4+ are made by East Sussex County Council, in accordance with the following criteria (in order of priority):

The admissions criteria for community and voluntary controlled schools are as follows:

  • Priority 1. Looked after children
  • Priority 2. Children with an exceptional medical or social need for whom attendance at any other school would be inappropriate
  • Priority 3. Children who will have a brother or sister at the school (or a linked infant or junior school) at the time of admission
  • Priority 4. Children wishing to transfer between a linked infant and junior school
  • Priority 5. Children living within a pre-defined community area
  • Priority 6. Children living outside the pre-defined community area

Apply for a school place:

ESCC Admissions website

East Sussex County Council Admissions Team: 0345 60 80 190


School Tours

Starting September 2022 - Children born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.

Parents are invited to contact our school office by telephone or email admissions@wadhurstpri.e-sussex.sch.uk to arrange an individual school tour or for any admissions queries. 

Keep an eye out on this page and on our Twitter feed for details of our open events in preparation for making applications for the September 2022 intake.

A detailed description of the arrangements is contained in the booklet  below:  Apply for a school place 2022 to 2023

Apply for a school place: 

Apply for school place

East Sussex County Council Admissions Team: 0345 60 80 190

In-Year Admissions

If you are looking to transfer your child from another primary school, please complete an in year admissions form and submit this directly to us. Wadhurst School applies the admissions criteria laid out by East Sussex County Council as described above in the EYFS Admissions section.  Please click on the link below to find out more information about the criteria and how to apply: Schools/admissions/in-year/

If you have any questions please contact:  office@wadhurstpri.e-sussex.sch.uk

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