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.
Parents Consultation Evenings
We are holding Parents Evenings to meet your teacher. Appointments will be held on:
Monday 5th November 3.40 – 7.00pm & Wednesday 7th November 3.30 – 5.30pmBook Now
New Parent Meetings
We will be holding new parent meetings at Polegate School on:
Thursday 8th November at 2.00pm
Wednesday 14th November at 10.00am
Tuesday 20th November at 5.30pm
No need to book just turn up to one of the sessions. Please note these meetings are for adults only.
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 484 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
Polegate School In Numbers
Cups of Tea
Polegate School on Twitter
RT @helendiplock: @PolegateSchool If there’s any extra space in the new buildings how about a few of these? https://t.co/foRa3JGwCs
22nd October 2018
You can see the concentration! Our scientists are busy making looped parallel circuits! https://t.co/KUnFKo0oss
19th October 2018
We are currently looking for two new members of staff.
Assistant Headteacher & KS2 TeacherFind 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.”