St Catherine's College Admissions
We understand that it can be a daunting, but also exciting, process when deciding which school is the right school for your child, whether the transition is from primary to secondary or between schools during the year.
St Catherine’s College would like to help you with the process by providing you with as much information as possible, as well as offering an opportunity for you and your child to see the Academy in action on one of our Admission Tours held throughout the year.
If you live in East Sussex, you must apply through East Sussex County Council. The online application form can be accessed by clicking on the link below.
All in-year applications for places at St Catherine’s College must be made via East Sussex County Council.
Supplementary Foundation Form
Applicants can apply for a Foundation place or a Community place; an equal number of places are allocated to each criteria. If you or your child regularly attend a public place of worship and wish to apply under the Foundation criteria you must complete the Foundation Form, in addition to the East Sussex County Council Application Form.
St Catherine’s College is responsible for managing a waiting list when the number of applications exceeds the number of places available. The waiting list is chronological in accordance with our over-subscription criteria. Details of the criteria can be found in the Admission Policy which can be accessed by clicking on the link below.
If your application is unsuccessful and you wish to place your child on the waiting list, please contact the College directly. If a place becomes available and you are at the top of the waiting list, we will send you a letter offering you the place.
The waiting list will operate for one academic year only, after which all names will be removed unless you contact the College to remain on the waiting list.
If your application has been unsuccessful, you have the right to appeal when your case will be heard by an Independent Appeal Panel. Appeals must be made in writing by completing an online Appeal Form on the East Sussex County Council website. Further information about the appeals process and the School Admissions Appeal Form can be found by clicking on the East Sussex County Council website link below. You may also find the following information useful:
- Appellants are to be allowed at least 20 school days from the date of notification that their application was unsuccessful to prepare and lodge their written appeal;
- Appellants will receive at least 10 school days’ notice of their appeal hearing;
- Appellants are allowed up to seven working days before the hearing to submit additional evidence, for admission authorities to submit their evidence, and for the clerk to send appeal papers to the panel and parties;
- Appellants are to be sent decision letters within five school days of the hearing wherever possible.
- For applications made in the normal admissions round, appeals must be heard within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals;
- For late applications, appeals should be heard within 40 school days from the deadline for lodging appeals where possible, or within 30 school days of the appeal being lodged;
- Appeals submitted after the deadline must still be heard, but this can be done to a timescale set by the admission authority.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information.
East Sussex County Council Online Application Form
Appeals Process Including Appeal Form