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Admission Arrangements

The Flagship School will provide 72 places for children in the age range 7 to 16 years (National Curriculum Years 3 to 11), whose neuro-diverse profiles, which may include autism along with additional SEMH needs, create significant barriers to learning, and who have the capacity to meet age related expectations. As we are a new school, we are building up from 2021 with 24 pupils in years 5,6,7 and 8. We will build our intake for 4 years and will then reach full capacity in 2024.

All pupils must have an Education and Health Care (EHC) plan before they are admitted to the school.

Applications for places at The Flagship School are managed by the local authority, East Sussex County Council, as is the case for all special schools in East Sussex. For a child to be admitted, the school must be named, by the local authority, in the child’s EHC plan. This can be done as part of the statutory assessment process for new EHC plans, or at annual reviews of existing EHC plans. Your current school Senco will be able to advise you on this process.

Parents and carers of children with an EHC plan resident in East Sussex who wish their children to benefit from our provision should discuss their preference with their Assessment and Planning Officer.

You can get more information on SEN and admissions from the SEN team at: or .

You can get more information on SEN and admissions through East Sussex Local Offer: .

Please also see our Statement of Provision below.