Welcome to our School

New to Reception September 2022 meetings

Tuesday 09/11/2021 at 10.30am

Wednesday 17/11/2021 at 2pm

Thursday 18/11/2021 at 5.30pm

Welcome to our School

We are always very proud of our wonderful children who love visitors and take a pride in showing prospective parents around.

We are delighted to give you a glimpse into the school. This was filmed this year over a day and everything you see was actually taking place in our school at that time. We share our school vision with you and explain what makes our school special.

The Open Media Parent Portal

View the 'Open Media' Parent Portal

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.

OUTSTANDING but always striving for exceptional!

We are so very proud to announce that in January 2020 the school was awarded the outstanding judgement in all areas of the Ofsted framework.

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

Vacancies

We are currently looking for the following members of staff to join our team:

EYFS Nursery Teacher •  KS2 Teacher Progress Tutor • Nursery Assistant - Full-time •  Nursery Assistant - Part-time  

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Parent Consultation Evenings

There will be Parent Consultation Evenings for 2M Mrs Murphy on Tuesday 31st November and Wednesday 1st December

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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.

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Polegate School on Twitter

Polegate School In Numbers

618

Amazing Pupils

108

Cups of Tea

1155

Twitter Followers

97

% Attendance

“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.”

Governor - Jill Voyce

“Dear Claire,
It was such a delight to visit your school yesterday. The children were so well behaved and interested and a credit to you all.”

Marion Shepperd - Deputy Lieutenant, Jubilee Award Ceremony

“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.”

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.”

Volunteer helper (not parent)
Healthy Schools
Sports Partnership Mark
Eco Schools
Arts Council England Gold Award
ICT
IQM Centre of Excellence
QiSS Award
Quality Mark
Investors in People
International School Award
Primary Science Quality Mark
Real Training
School Games Gold Award
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