School admissions

Applying for a place at a Brighton & Hove school

For children born between Applications for Starting Closing Date
1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 Infant & Primary School 15 January 2017
1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 Junior School 15 January 2017
1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 Secondary School 31 October 2016

All other age groups are classed as 'In Year' applications and can be submitted throughout the year

​​School allocation details for September 2017

Secondary school allocation factsheet (PDF 32KB)

Junior school allocation factsheet (PDF 23KB)

Infant & Primary school allocation factsheet (PDF 42KB)

Early education for three and 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

School allocations details for previous years

Get details of school allocations for previous years

Local Authority Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator

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