Joining our school community is an important decision, and we're committed to making it a positive experience for you and your child. Our admissions process is simple and clear, so you can feel confident in your choice to join our exceptional school.

All applications to The Turing School, whether the transition from primary to secondary or moving schools during the year (in-year admission), must be made via the Local Authority (East Sussex County Council). Their on-line application form can be accessed by downloading at the bottom of this page.



In-Year Admissions

If you are interested in applying for a place at The Turing School during an academic year please apply via the Local Authority (East Sussex County Council). Their on-line application form can be accessed by downloading at the bottom of this page.


Waiting Lists

The Turing School is responsible for operating a waiting list for each year group where there are more applicants than places available. The waiting list is ordered using our published oversubscription criteria. Details of these can be found in our Admissions Policy.

You can apply to go onto the waiting list by contacting us directly either by email, phone or letter.

The Turing School
Larkspur Drive
East Sussex
BN23 8EJ
Tel: 01323 465700


Appeals Process

If you have been refused a place at The Turing School you have the right to have your case considered by an independent appeal panel. Please fill in the ESCC on-line form here or alternatively you can send in your appeal with supporting documentation to:

Hannah Matthews
School Appeals Manager
Governance & Community Services Department
East Sussex County Council
St Anne’s Crescent
Lewes BN7 1SW
Tel: 01273 482290


Deadline for submitting appeals and supporting documentation

Decisions will be released on Friday 1st March 2024

Main Round Appeals (entry into Year 7 September 2024)

Appeals deadline - Thursday 28th March 2024

You have 25 school days to submit an appeal from the date of the refusal of a school place.


Timing of appeal hearings

Main Round Appeals (entry into Year 7 September 2024):
Appeals are to be heard throughout May and up to Tuesday 18th June 2024.

In-Year Appeals: Within 30 school days of receipt.


Notification of date, time and venue for appeal hearings

A letter will be sent giving details of when your appeal will be heard by an independent appeal panel. You will be given 10 days’ notice unless you have agreed to a shorter notice period.


Deadline for additional evidence to be submitted

All your evidence supporting your case should be sent when making the appeal. However, it is possible to send extra evidence up to 7 working days before the hearing (please send this directly to the School Appeals Manager at the ESCC address above). Additional evidence received after this deadline, or brought to the appeal panel on the day will be considered only at the discretion of the independent appeal panel. Submitting extra evidence late can sometimes lead to the hearing being adjourned, or even to it being postponed to another day.


Decision letters

A decision letter will normally be sent within 5 school days of the appeal hearing and will set out the reasons for the panel’s decision.