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 to Sir Henry Fermor CE Primary 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


At Sir Henry Fermor CE Primary School we know how important it is for you to choose the right school for your child. We welcome visits and we look forward to welcoming you at any time to enable you to see teaching and learning - and experience the atmosphere of our school on a normal day. To book a visit to the school, please contact the school office on 01892 652405/ and an appointment for a tour with our Headteacher - Mrs Edwards, or our Deputy Headteacher - Miss Decker. 

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.  


Tour of the School:

We offer a tour of the school every Tuesday from 11.00am.  If you would like to attend a tour please email the office and we will book a place for you. If you cannot make this time, please contact the office to book a time more convenient for you. 


Open Dates for Early Years 2023-2024:


If your child is due to start school in September 2024, we would love to share a snapshot of the Sir Henry Fermor Primary School experience.


We would like to invite you and your child to join us for one of our Early Years Open Events. During the afternoon you will experience aspects of our school, including sampling lunch, forest school and classroom activities. If you are unable to make these events, we also offer tours every Tuesday at 11am, or you could join us for one of our open evenings.


For our open afternoons, please bring your child to the main entrance at 1.30pm. The afternoon will start with the opportunity to sample some of our delicious freshly cooked school lunches. This will be followed by a Forest School learning activity with our Forest School Teacher Mrs Patient: dress for the weather, we love learning outdoors rain or shine, and in the winter months we still have a lot of fun.


After the outdoor session, you will have the opportunity to explore some of our learning activities and resources in the Early Years classrooms, as well as our very own Early Years outside area including mud kitchen and construction area. The afternoon will conclude at 3.00pm with a story. The afternoon events are restricted to 15 children and a maximum of two adults per child.


Our parent Open Evenings will include a tour of our school, including our wonderful Early Years areas, and the opportunity to talk to Mrs Edwards our Headteacher and our Early Years Lead and Deputy Headteacher Miss Decker. The evenings are most suitable to parents/carers only due to the timing.


We also run weekly tours of the school at 11am every Tuesday. Please email if you would like to come along. 


If you have a child due to start school in September 2024 we would love you to join us for one or indeed all of these events, and if you know families with young children please feel free to pass on the details of our open events. To book a place on one of our events, please email the school office or call 01892 652405.

If you would like to book a space, please fill in the form below and return it to the school office here as there are limited numbers.

Open Day Booking Form

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.


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


The Supplementary Form


In addition to the LA’s Application Form, applicants for places at Sir Henry Fermor School should complete a Supplementary Form. This is available below and should be returned to the school’s Admissions Officer. In the event that there are more than 60 first preference applications for places in Reception at Sir Henry Fermor School, the applications will be ranked according to the oversubscription criteria set out below using the information given in the Supplementary Form.


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.


Please click here for more information.

If you have any admission queries please telephone the school on 01892 652405 and speak to Miss Barnden, our Admissions Officer, or email us at and we will be happy to help.