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Academies are required to follow the law and guidance on admissions, special educational needs and exclusions as if they were maintained schools.

As a school which is performing well on conversion, we will be able to retain the admission criteria we currently use. These arrangements and related processes should at all times comply with the School Admissions Code.

All admissions are managed through the East Sussex County Council Admissions Office which may be contacted by telephone: 0300 330 9472 

Also, via their website:

Please note that you need to enter King's Academy Ringmer into the search bar and if you live more than 5 miles away change the default distance to unlimited.

The postal address is: County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes. Parents should note that school places are allocated by the Admissions Office according to published criteria, rather than King’s Academy Ringmer itself.

For all other admissions enquiries, please contact:

Entry into Year 7

As an Academy, we will continue to be within the coordination of admissions by the Local Authority (LA) i.e. the process for allocating school places to children. This means that parents/carers only need to complete one application form (but they can name several schools on it). The online form can be completed from September 2023 and can be found here.

See a virtual tour of the school and individual department subject videos here.

Parents/carers will be given an offer of a single school place. Parents/Carers must apply to the LA (online) by 31 October. The LA will send a list of applicants to the schools by a date agreed in the locally agreed coordination scheme (this is owned by the LA who agrees with all its schools). The Academy then ranks the applicants against its oversubscription criteria, and then sends a ranked list back to the LA. The LA then coordinates admissions across its schools and with neighbouring authorities and offers parents their highest available preference on 1 March. Local authorities will also coordinate admissions for in-year applications for applications for year groups other than the normal point(s) of entry. This will not affect the academy’s right to determine which applicants have priority for admission. 

Appeals: The Academy is responsible for setting up an appeals panel and hearing any appeals.

For your information, here are the dates East Sussex County Council are working to for current Year 6 into 7:

Deadline for submitting appeals


Decisions Released

Appeal deadline

Applies to

Secondary appeals

Friday March 1 2024

Thursday 28 March

Children starting secondary school in September 2024.

In-Year appeals


Within 25 school days of being told your application was unsuccessful.

All applications that are not part of the main primary, junior or secondary intake for September. This could be for any year group at any time of year.

When will my appeal be heard?


Final date appeals will be heard by

Secondary appeals

Throughout May and up to Tuesday 18 June 2024

In-Year appeals  (appeals which do not relate to September intake)

Within 30 school-days of receiving the appeal

Parents will be informed a minimum of 10 school days prior to the hearing with details of their hearing. If there is additional information to submit, this must be completed 7 working days in advance of the hearing.

Key dates

  • Apply online from 12 September 2023

  • Closing date for applications: 31 October 2023

  • National offer date: 1 March 2024

  • Appeal hearings: May to 18 June 2024

  • Induction days: July 3rd & 4th 2023

In Year Admissions

Thank you for you interest in a place at King's Academy Ringmer. We are a school in the midst of change on our journey to be the best school in Sussex. We have sky high expectations and significant demand for places. Therefore, we will consider every application on merit for meeting these high standards. 

Please complete the form below and also ensure you send a copy of your child's most recent school report, along with any SEND documentation and suspension records (if applicable) to Any place at the school is pending review of the application and required supporting documentation.

Students can only be enrolled mid-year if places become available in the year group. Each application needs to be considered by following the County and Academy's criteria. The school's admissions procedure, which can be found here, outlines the process which we must follow when a year group is oversubscribed. 

Please email to be added to the waiting list.

For further information, please complete the enquiry form below or contact Admissions at .

Fair Access Protocol Admissions

King's Academy Ringmer, as an Academy is also required through their funding agreements to participate in in-year fair access protocols. These are directed through East Sussex County Council.  More information can be found on their website.