Applying for a place at a Brighton & Hove school
School admissions for entry in September 2016 open on 1 September 2015.
The closing date for applications will be 31 October 2015 for secondary schools and 15 January 2016 for infant, junior and primary schools.
How places have been allocated for September 2015
Starting school for the first time
If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011, they can start school in September 2015.
Do you need extra help to apply?
The Family Information Service has a School Preference Service to help those parents and carers who may need help in applying for a primary or secondary school place for their child.
For more information contact the Family Information Service on 01273 293545.
Early education for three & four year olds
If you'd like your child to attend nursery or preschool before starting school, find out more about the places and funding available.
Children in Care
Children in care are given priority for admissions in all Brighton & Hove schools and are usually expected to receive a place at their first preference school for applications within the usual admissions rounds.
We work closely with our Virtual School for Children in Care team, social workers and families to ensure that proper priority is given for their school admission and that at all times in their school careers they are properly supported in their education.
If you want to discuss a school admission for a child in care please contact the school admissions team, alternatively you may wish to speak to the Virtual School for Children in Care team on 01273 293992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
School Allocations details for previous years
Get details of school allocations for previous years
Local Authority Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator
- Brighton & Hove Local Authority Report 2014 (PDF 174KB)
- Brighton & Hove Local Authority Report 2013 (PDF 195KB)
- Brighton & Hove Local Authority Report 2012 (PDF 282KB)