Transition to Secondary School

The main schools that Groveland pupils transition to for their secondary education are:

Hailsham Community College
Heathfield Academy.
Kings Academy, Ringmer.
The Cavendish School.

In Term 1 these schools invite parents and pupils to attend meetings and open evenings to get a flavour of the school. This is also an ideal opportunity for parents/carers and pupils to ask any questions about the school they may possible attend.

To find out more information about secondary schools admissions, please go to:

To ensure that your child has a smooth transition to secondary schools we undertake the following activities:

Transition activities with all pupils during Term 6.
Targeted support for some pupils who may find change and transition to a new school difficult.
Pupils visit their new secondary schools.
Staff from the secondary schools visit Grovelands to discuss the pupils and their needs.
All records including academic and pastoral are shared with the secondary school.

Connect with us

Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Executive Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Head of School: Miss Kathleen Swaine
  • School Business Manager: Mrs Helen Fingerneissl
  • School Secretary: Miss Carol Williams
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Michael Nix
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Deputy DSLs: Miss K Swaine, Ms C Adams, Miss N Squires, Miss S Coates, Mr R Williams
  • Inclusion Leader: Ms C Adams