Sir Henry Fermor Church of England Primary School

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Sir Henry Fermor

Church of England Primary School

Tel: 01892 652405

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Welcome!  Please join us on our virtual tour...


...And find out more about our wonderful school.

How to join our school


Please visit our FAQ page and we may have answered your queries, if not please contact us 01892 652405 or


Even after the Reception Year admissions deadline, you are very welcome to visit our school and we can guide you through making a late application.  


We offer a tour of the school every Tuesday from 09.15am.  If you would like to attend a tour please email the office and will will book a place for you. If you cannot make this time, please contact the office to book a time most convenient for you. 


In the meantime, please click here for our Summer 2020 Virtual Tour of our School, or here for the EYFS tour of the school and here to "meet" our teachers .


If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below.


For further information please visit the website.


Parents should apply online for a place in Reception year at before the closing date.


Please note the ESCC admissions may ask you to fill in a Supplementary Form, this is only necessary if you attend church on a regular basis. A copy of the form is saved below.


As a church school, we use church involvement or attendance as part of our oversubscription criteria but in the current situation, the Church of England have written a statement, noting some adjustments to this criteria:


“In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these admissions arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church has been available for public worship.”


In the light of this statement, our Tenax Trust add:


“In the light of this, and because of the widespread and variable disruption to public worship and church opening, including suspension of services which has occurred differently in different places, we will not be seeking evidence of church attendance for families applying for admission for September 2021 for any period from 20th March 2020 onwards.  Local clergy are still asked to endorse the application forms of applicants who in normal circumstances would have attended or been involved in church life, but clergy in so doing are confirming only that the applicant concerned is known to them or that the family attended church up to 20th March 2020.  There is no need to provide evidence relating to attendance at online services or other involvement from 20th March 2020 onwards as that period is being disregarded for the purposes of admissions.”


For in-year places, you can apply directly to our school. We will then notify East Sussex Local Authority on your behalf.


If you have not been offered a place at Sir Henry Fermor School, the law entitles you to appeal against the decision to an Independent Appeal Panel.  This panel is completely independent of the school and Local Authority.  Appeals are now being held remotely via video link.  The school will make suitable arrangements for any appellants without access to the necessary technology.


If you wish to appeal, please notify the Tenax Schools Trust (which is the Admissions Authority for the school) via and further details will be provided.

If you have any admission queries please telephone the school on 01892 652405 and speak to Miss Nadine Barnden, our Admissions Officer, or email us at