Welcome to our School
Polegate School is a very happy and welcoming school with a staff team that is fantastic, nurturing and inspirational.
We want to provide the best learning experience possible. Whilst we are immensely proud of our school we are not complacent as we continually look for ways to improve. We hope this website captures the magic of the school.
Welcome to our school
Polegate School is situated on the outskirts of the town bordering the Cuckoo Trail to the East. It is just 4 miles inland from the coastal resort of Eastbourne and 4 miles south of the market town of Hailsham.
We currently have 515 pupils on roll. We have an established partnership with Willingdon Primary and Willingdon Community School. This was formed initially to improve the transition between the primary schools and Willingdon as the secondary school most of our pupils move on to. Our partnership has been incredibly successful and we have extended our objectives further with the aims of improving outcomes for all pupils across all three schools. We look forward to this partnership developing further.
The school is maintained by:
East Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne’s Crescent, Lewes, Tel: 0345 60 80 190
Meet the Headteacher
We are holding a session to meet your Headteacher on:
Monday 7th October 9.30am to 12.30pm
Tuesday 8th October 10am to 1pm
Wednesday 9th October 9.30am to 12.30pm
Applying for Secondary School (11+)
You will need to apply for a place at the secondary school you would like your child to attend – it doesn’t happen automatically.FIND OUT MORE
Polegate School In Numbers
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Polegate School on Twitter
Thank you so much Neil at Hailsham FM! You have inspired us! https://t.co/xLND92MNSm
17th September 2019
RT @HannaGudgeon: @PolegateSchool just some light reading at breakfast 🙈 year 2 and loves books!! https://t.co/Q9bDP1axgi
17th September 2019
Vacancies at Polegate School
We are looking for an experienced, positive Teaching Assistant (3) to work in Key Stage 2 and/or KS1Find out more
Governor - Jill Voyce
“I am continually impressed by the commitment of your team to ensure that the potential is maximised in all pupils and that they continue to progress even when they have achieved their ‘target levels.’ It must take considerable energy to maintain enthusiasm across the spectrum of ability.”
Marion Shepperd - Deputy Lieutenant, Jubilee Award Ceremony
It was such a delight to visit your school yesterday. The children were so well behaved and interested and a credit to you all.”
“Polegate's response to my daughter's bullying was amongst the best compared to the experience of other parents… in both independent and state schools. An experienced child/adolescent psychologist chaired the parents session, and he also commented that he felt our school had responded very well.”
Volunteer helper (not parent)
“On each occasion, I’ve been struck by the general welcoming and courteous responses from all the children I’ve passed in corridors etc, including - smiling at me, holding doors open for me, saying (initiating) ‘Good afternoon’ etc. These are children I am not working with so their politeness is especially noticeable and makes the school environment feel welcoming overall to a new volunteer.”