Admissions

Applying for a place at the Academy

The Hastings Academy welcomes all applications for prospective new students. Most students join at the start of Year 7, 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.

Useful links

Prospectus
ESCC guidance on applying for a school place 2020-21

University of Brighton Academies Trust Admissions Policy


If you are unable to complete an online application form, please call Information for Families on 0345 60 80 192.

Year 7 admissions (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 2022-2023 academic year admissions round are:

  • Admissions applications open: September 2021
  • Closing date for applications: 31 October 2021
  • Allocation letters and emails sent out: 1 March 2022
  • Induction days: Summer term 2022
Need help? Phone Information for Families on 0345 60 80 192

 

In-year admissions

Students and families wishing to apply for places outside the normal admissions round (including years 8 to 11, and applications to join the Academy part way through Year 7) need to complete an online application on the ESCC website.

If you wish to query availability of space, please contact the Local Authority stating clearly to which academy you are referring and the year group in which you are interested.

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.

 Need some help?

If you are unable to complete an online application form, please call Information for Families on 0345 60 80 192.