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We Know that choosing a secondary school is one of the most important decisions you will make for your children and family.

At Rye Academy Trust, staff have high expectations, are ambitious for the students and they know them well. The rigorous focus on the child as a unique individual ensures that the lessons they receive are personalised and allow them to be actively engaged in their learning. I encourage you to come and see this for yourselves.

The students at Rye Academy Trust take pride in their appearance and are polite, caring and respectful towards one another. They understand that hard work, self-motivation, inquisition, ambition and resilience are essential in order for them to achieve the best qualifications possible, equipping them for a rapidly changing, highly competitive and exciting world.

Many children genuinely worry about the move to a secondary school, particularly if they have been used to a small primary school. We have for a number of years worked incredibly closely with our local primary schools to ensure that our transition process supports this move. This begins with an invitation to our Open Day where you will be provided with an escorted tour of the school during a normal working day.

We invite you to visit Rye Academy Trust to see what we can offer your child to ensure that they make the best progress possible within our aspirational, challenging and supportive environment.



Primary to Secondary Admissions 2018

The arrangements for the admission of Year 6 children to Rye Academy are made by East Sussex County Council, please see our Admissions Policy. Although the deadline for applications for secondary places for September 2018 is the 31 October 2017.

A detailed description of the arrangements is contained in the booklet, “Applying for a school” published by East Sussex County Council which is available from early September.

East Sussex County Council recommend that applications are completed online and there is a free internet access at any East Sussex library. For more information on applying online at East Sussex School Admissions. If you live in Kent the admissions process is slightly different and you have to apply through Kent County Council, please see the information for Kent School Admissions on the KCC website.

East Sussex County Council provides school transport to all families who live more than 3 miles from their nearest qualifying school. If you need help with transport and live in East Sussex please apply here

If you would like your child to attend Rye Academy and you have a query regarding transport arrangements please email.

In Year Admissions 2017 - 2018

In year admissions for students currently of secondary school age must be made directly to Rye Academy Trust.   Please contact Melissa Anderson on 01797 222545 or e-mail at 

How to Apply

To apply via the East Sussex County Council website: Click here to apply

By Applying online we can ensure:

·        Your application is confidential

·        That your application has been received and we will contact you in due course

·        That you will be invited to meet us and view the school

Need more help?

Call us first to discuss

01797 222545

Admissions policy

Click here to view our admissions policy

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