De Montfort Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 1SR

01273 473 017


Closure of St Pancras Catholic Primary School

UpdateThe Lead Member has decided that:

St Pancras Catholic Primary School will close at the end of the current academic year

Parents seeking places for children from September 2024 are advised to refer to the East Sussex admissions website

Apply for a school place | East Sussex County Council 


Original Proposal Information

In connection with the proposed closure, the governors of St Pancras Catholic Primary School have published a statutory proposal. The four-week representation period starts on 8th September and ends at midnight on 6th October 2023. A copy of the proposal can be obtained from: St Pancras Catholic Primary School, De Montfort Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1SR or by telephone on 01273 473017. Alternatively, please click here to open the document.

Within the representation period, any person may object to, or make comment upon the proposal, by sending their representations to: Alison Jeffery, Director of Children's Services (FAO: Gary Langford, Senior Manager School Organisation and Admissions), East Sussex County Council, County Hall, St Anne's Crescent, Lewes BN7 1UE or by emailing 

Consultation Information

The Governing Body of St Pancras Catholic Primary has launched a consultation, which started on 15th May 2023 and runs until 3rd July 2023, into whether the school should close.


The process for consultation will follow the Department for Education statutory guidance, Opening and closing maintained schools ( which outlines the four stages: consultation, publication, representation and decision.  


It is a statutory requirement for the Governing Board to consult any appropriate parties before publishing specific proposals to close a maintained school. This consultation is the first stage of the process, and therefore we encourage you to engage with it.  


The consultation document below contains details of how to make your opinions know (section 4 – How to share your views).  


There is also a ‘frequently asked questions’ section below, which will be updated after the meeting and again at the end of the consultation period.  


Attached to the consultation document is a response form which can be completed in a number of ways. This is the best way for you to make your views known to us and we would encourage you to complete and return it within the stated timescale.  

Have your say by 3rd July 2023

Read the school governors' FAQs for parents and carers.

(in response to comments and questions so far. This will be updated as we progress)

St Pancras Catholic Primary School FAQs V 1 - May 2023

St Pancras Catholic Primary School FAQs V 2 - updated following consultation meeting on 22nd May

Email your responses to the questions and any other comments you may have to