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Admissions Arrangement Consultation 

Consultation is now closed. The outcome will be published in due course.

Baird Consultation

Trust Admissions 2025-26 for Consultation

Applying for a place at the Academy

The Baird Primary Academy welcomes all applications for prospective new students. Most students join at the start of Reception, during the admissions round.

If you would like to apply for your child to join us outside of the admissions round, you can make an in-year application. Details of both can be found on this page.

Reception Admission (Admissions Round)Admissions round applications are made direct to East Sussex County Council (ESCC) using their common application form (CAF). Please do not apply through the academy directly.

The deadlines for the 2024-25 academic year admissions round are:

  • Admissions applications open: 12 September 2023
  • Closing date for applications: 15 January 2024
  • Allocation letters and emails sent out: 17 April 2024
  • Induction days: Summer term 2024

The deadlines for the 2025-26 academic year admissions round are:

  • Admissions applications open: October 2024
  • Closing date for applications: 15 January 2025
  • Allocation letters and emails sent out: 16 April 2025
  • Induction days: Summer term 2025

Common Application Form - ESCC

Need help? Phone information for families on 0345 60 80 192

Applications for children of staff members

If you are staff member making an application in one of the qualifying categories (ie have worked at the academy for 2 years or were recruited to a post for which there is a demonstrable skills shortage) you must also complete the supplementary information form. Please complete this online form or print and complete the form and submit it to the academy office.

Online Form

Print Form

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