If you are new to Uplands, or just thinking of applying here, you can find most of the information you will need on this page.  



The arrangements for the admission of children to this school at age 11+ are made by the County Council.

To apply for a place at Uplands Community College for years 7-11 please do so online at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/admissions if you live in East Sussex and www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children if you live in Kent; you can also find advice on how to complete and submit your application on these websites.

Parents may find it helpful to know that, if there are insufficient places available to meet the demand, these will be allocated to children in accordance with the following list of priorities:

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children;
  2. Children who will have a brother or sister at the school at the time of admission and who live at the same address, within the pre-defined community area;
  3. Children living within a pre-defined community area;
  4. Children who will have a brother or sister at the school at the time of admission who live at the same address, outside the pre-defined community area;
  5. Other children.

Published Admission Limit: 150

You may need our LEA number (845) and our DCSF number (4038) for completion of the preference form. Click here if you would like to visit the school during the normal working day.

Admission arrangements for entry in 2019 for Uplands Community College

For entry to Uplands Community for September 2019, the closing date for applications was 31st October 2018. The planned number of admissions for the year beginning September 2019 is 150. In 2018 the school received 286 applications overall for a place in Year 7.

  1. Secondary Application Forms for a student living in East Sussex, can be submitted online at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/admissions by the closing date, 31st October 2018. If you are a Kent resident you must apply for your child’s school place through your home authority www.kent.gov.uk/education-and-children/schools/school-places/secondary-school-places.  Allocation letters are sent by the appropriate ‘home’ authority;
  2. Offer of places. On 1st March 2019 emails will be sent out after 4 pm and allocation letters will be sent by your home authority, you will be asked to confirm your acceptance of the offer by 11th March 2019.  After 26th April 2019, should any places become available, places will be allocated from the waiting list according to the over-subscription criteria set out above;
  3. Late applications. These will be dealt with in accordance with the Coordinated Admission Scheme for secondary Schools in East Sussex.

You may find it useful to download the School admissions booklet for September 2019-2020.

Applying during the school year?

You can ask to change schools at any time, however please contact the school to arrange a visit and to meet with the Head of Year before making your decision. 

After you have found the right school for your child, please apply.  East Sussex County Council aim to process requests within fifteen school days.

If there are places available, your child will be offered a place.  If the school does not have a place you have a right to appeal or join a waiting list.


At Uplands we believe that a school uniform gives a sense of belonging and pride in the school whilst ensuring equality amongst students. In addition, a smart appearance contributes positively to the students' attitude to work and study; it also significantly influences how the school is portrayed to the general public.

The uniform suppliers for the college are Sussex Uniforms of Haywards Heath. In addition to their easy to use and efficient on-line ordering facility, they have a retail outlet in Haywards Heath (for details please visit their website www.sussexuniforms.co.uk).

Trouser uniform

  • Black blazer with school badge on breast pocket;
  • White collared shirt*;
  • The new tie;
  • Black v-neck jumper, with the school logo - this is an optional item;
  • Black smart school trousers (not jeans or jean design. No low waist bands or 'skinny' design)*;
  • Plain black leather school shoes (no canvas)*.

Skirt uniform

  • Black official fitted jacket with school badge on breast pocket;
  • White collared shirt - either with a revered collar or a normal plain white shirt*;
  • Black v-neck jumper, with the school logo - this is an optional item;
  • School tartan skirt (black tights);
  • Plain black leather school shoes (no canvas)*.

Please click to see a mock up of the uniform.


PE Kit



Winter / outdoor lessons

  • Black and white Uplands rugby shirt;

  • Uplands PE fleece (optional);

  • Black football shorts*;

  • Black tracksuit bottoms (optional)*;

  • Black rugby/football socks*;

  • Shin pads*;

  • Football boots*;

  • Trainers*.

Summer / indoor lessons

  • Black and white Uplands t-shirt;

  • Black shorts/black Uplands tracksuit bottoms;

  • White sports socks*;

  • Trainers*.

Winter / outdoor lessons

  • Black and white Uplands t-shirt;

  • Uplands PE fleece;;

  • Black shorts or skort*

  • Black tracksuit bottoms (optional)*;

  • Black lycra sports leggings (optional)*;

  • Shin pads*;

  • Black football socks*;

  • Trainers*.

Summer / indoor lessons

  • Black and white Uplands t-shirt;

  • Black shorts or skort*;

  • Black tracksuit bottoms (optional)*;

  • Black lycra sports leggings*;

  • Trainers*.

*Items can also be purchased from high street stores.

Outer garments should be sensible in style, with no large logos and preferably dark blue or black. Cardigans, padded shirts, sweatshirts, tracksuit tops, hooded sweatshirts, leather and denim jackets are not suitable for school wear. Scarves should be black.

Neither tee-shirts nor sun-tops should be worn under shirts or blouses, except in cold weather during the winter months when plain white tee-shirts may be worn under school shirts / blouses. Shoes should be black, leather, sensible and appropriate for a working environment. Boots, trainers, backless shoes and trainer-type footwear are not acceptable.

Hair styles should be reasonable, appropriate, neat and of a natural colour. Any jewellery must be discreet and is worn entirely at the owner's risk. The only type of earring permitted for school wear is a small ear stud, one per ear. Nose and tongue studs are not permitted. Students may not wear nail varnish or make-up in school and, if needed, will be given facilities by pastoral staff for its removal.

We are determined that students should be in correct uniform and will monitor the situation closely from the beginning of term. Students wearing incorrect items of clothing will be expected to change them immediately or be isolated, and we may ask that they are collected from school and returned in correct uniform. Difficulties also arise when students wear trainers claiming injuries to their feet or ankles. Under such circumstances we will make black plimsolls available to those students, and a note from the parent must be provided.