Open days for September 2024
We welcome you and your child to come and visit us to see the fantastic opportunities available at Ark Castledown Primary Academy. Dates for open tours:
- Tuesday 7th November at 11am
- Wednesday 8th November at 11am
- Thursday 9th November at 1:30 pm
Twilight tour Thursday 7th December at 5pm- sign up here: link
We understand that choosing the right school for your child is an important and personal decision. The best place to start is by planning a visit where you’ll meet teachers and pupils, take a tour and have the opportunity to get a real feel of what we offer.
To book a tour of the school and opportunity to meet the Head of School and staff please fill in this form, and save the date in your diary.
If you have any questions or queries, please contact the school office on: office:@arkcastledown.org
How to apply
Applications for places at Ark Castledown will be made in accordance with East Sussex County Council's co-ordinated admission arrangements.
Applications can be submitted through the East Sussex County Council website, using the link below. If you are unable to apply online, contact the ESCC Admissions and Transport team for a paper application.
Applications to start school in September 2024 needed to be submitted by the 15th of January 2024.
Parents were then notified by East Sussex County Council on the 16th of April 2024 if their application was successful.
Please note that you must make separate applications for each child. A sibling will not be offered a place unless a separate application has been made.
If you have any queries or would like support in making your application, please contact our Admissions Officer, Mrs C Du Randt, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more
Reading at the heart of the curriculum
We have timetabled reading lessons every day, as well as an incredibly stocked library and reading corners dotted throughout the school.
Exciting extra-curricular activities
Our Primary Connections Programme exposes our pupils to over 40 unique experiences during their time with us, ranging from adventuring out in nature, to engaging in the performing arts, to enterprise and careers.
Setting your child up for success
We're proud that students from Ark Schools are 3 times more likely to go on to a top tier university at the end of their school career.