How to apply for a school place for your children

This is how the age system works in the UK.

There are 3 lovely and small village primary schools nearby, one in Withyham, Groombridge and Hartfield. There information is below but you need to register directly with East Sussex County Council once you have chosen a school.. They have all said they would welcome any children from Ukraine but some year groups are full, see in red below under each school. 

St Michaels Primary School, WITHYHAM

St Thomas C.E.P, Primary School, GROOMBRIDGE

St Mary The Virgin School, HARTFIELD

  • Website:
  • Address: High St, Hartfield TN7 4AA
  • Telephone: 01892 770221
  • Email:
  • Headteacher – Becca Hare 
  • No Spaces in years 1, 2 and 6

How to apply for Schools once the school year has started

Free school Meals

You can apply for free meals if your child attends an East Sussex school.

Once you’ve set up your family’s details on the above link you can apply for free school meals. Follow the on-screen instructions from the summary page.

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