Transition to Secondary School

The main schools that Groveland pupils transition to for their secondary education are:

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Hailsham Community College
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The Turing School
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Willingdon Community College
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Heathfield Academy.
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Kings Academy, Ringmer.
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Ratton School
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The Eastbourne Academy

In Term 1 these schools invite parents and pupils to attend meetings and open evenings to get a flavour of the school. This is also an ideal opportunity for parents/carers and pupils to ask any questions about the school they may possible attend.

To find out more information about secondary schools admissions, and to apply - please go to: eastsussex.gov.uk/schools

Applications

You need to apply for a school place, it doesn't  happen automatically.

You can name up to 3 different schools.

Listing more than one:

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won’t affect your first preference – admissions always offer the highest they can
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will increase your chances of an offer at a school you prefer.

Timeline

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Apply online from 12th September 2023
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National offer day: 1 March 2024
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Appeal hearings: June and July 2024
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The deadline for applying is 31 October 2023
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Induction days: summer term 2024

 Late Application

If you apply after the closing date, the application will not be processed on time. This may affect your chances of securing a preferred school. If you move into the area after the closing date you should apply for a school place as soon as possible. If you send evidence of your house move at the same time admissions may be able to consider the application as being on-time. Admissions must receive your form and evidence by 31 January 2023. If you apply after this date there is likely to be a delay in response.

Transition

To ensure that your child has a smooth transition to secondary schools we undertake the following activities:
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Transition activities with all pupils during Term 6.
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Targeted support for some pupils who may find change and transition to a new school difficult.
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Pupils visit their new secondary schools.
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Staff from the secondary schools visit Grovelands to discuss the pupils and their needs.
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All records including academic and pastoral are shared with the secondary school.

Connect with us

Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Executive Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Head of School: Miss Kathleen Swaine
  • School Business Manager: Mrs Helen Fingerneissl
  • School Secretary: Mrs Carol Welfare
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Gietzen
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Deputy DSLs: Miss K Swaine, Miss N Squires, Miss S Coates, Mr R Williams
  • Inclusion Leader: Mrs Naomi Jn. Charles

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