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The Governing Board of St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School is responsible for determining the admission arrangements of the school, including the priority of admissions to the school when the school is oversubscribed (when we receive more applications than spaces available). 

Admissions for 2024-2025 academic year please see  below:

To apply for a place at this school for the next academic year, you should complete and return the following two forms:

The Common Application Form (CAF)
All applications for places must be made on the Common Application Form which is available either from the Local Authority (where the parent lives) or on that Local Authority’s website. Click Here

The School’s Supplementary Information Form (SIF)
​This is available from the school and a link is provided under the Policies Page, where you will also find the Admissions Policies with the SIF form attached. This allows the Governing Board to put all applicants in order of priority for admission in line with the published admission policy.   Please note that while completion of the SIF is not mandatory, if a completed SIF is not received, the Governing Board will only be able to consider the application based on information provided to the Local Authority on the CAF. To put this in practical terms, if a completed SIF is not received, it is likely that the Governing Board will only be able to rank the application within the last i.e. ‘Any other children’ criterion. 

For Admissions for 2024-2025 academic year please see documents below.

For Admissions for 2025-2026 academic year please see documents below.

In Year Admissions

For Admissions for 2023-2024 academic year please see documents below.


If the School has more applications than places, parents whose child has not been allocated a place may appeal. Appeals will be considered by an Independent Appeal Panel set up in accordance with the Department for Education Appeals code.

The deadline for receipt of an in year appeal: You should submit your appeal within 25 school days of the date of a letter confirming the decision to refuse your application.

Appeals will be heard within 30 school days of your letter being received. Parents will be given at least 10 school days written notice of the date of the appeal hearing.

Appeals should be submitted to:

The Chair of the Board of Governors,
St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School,
Magdalen Road,
St Leonards-on-Sea,
East Sussex, TN37 6EU

Any additional information in support of an appeal should be submitted at least 7 working days before the date of the hearing. Additional submissions (additional evidence to support your appeal) received after this deadline will still be forwarded on, but it will be for the Independent Appeal Panel to decide whether to accept any submissions received after the deadline.

Please follow this link for additional information on appeals:

Click Here


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