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Starting your child at Ashdown Primary School

If you would like your child to come to Ashdown Primary and they are not yet school age, please come to our open day/evening in November the year before they are due to start, where you will have a tour of each site and hear from the children and key staff about what our school can offer.

If you want further information or a booklet about starting school, please ring East Sussex County Council admissions on 0300 330 9472.

If your child is already at another school an you would like to change to Ashdown or you are moving into the area, we suggest you come on one of our monthly school tours. please contact the school office to book. These tours are with one of our headteachers and you get the chance to see the school in action!

Once you know your child has a place at our school the arrangements for starting in reception will be sent out to you but consist of a number of transition events as well as a visit to your home  by your child's teacher. Please click here for our "getting ready for school" leaflet.

If your child is starting in another year group you will be asked to meet with the Head of School to discuss your child and their transition, and at least one taster day will be offered. The date your child will begin will also be discussed at this meeting.

Starting school for the first time or moving between year groups/different schools can be a very daunting process for children.  We endeavour to help make this easier and less stressful if both children and parents.  
Please click here for details of our transition arrangements.

We welcome you and your family to our school community.