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Applying online for a primary, junior or infant school place
If you are a Brighton & Hove resident you will be able to apply for school places online via the city council’s website if your child is due to start at infant, junior or primary school in September 2013, or if you are applying for school places during the school year.
You can submit up to three school preferences for your child online in the same way that you would use the paper form.
The online admissions guidance will answer questions about applying online. There are links to other websites that can provide you with useful information about schools and the school admissions process, such as the Department for Education site. There are also links to the Ofsted site which can provide information on school performance and inspections, and to an online version of this booklet.
When you first register as a new user, you will be asked to type in your email address and create a password and user name so that your application is secure. You will be able to return to your online application to check or amend it right up to the closing date for admissions. The same closing dates apply to online admissions as to those returning the paper preference form (15 January 2013 at 3pm).
You can use the online preference form to apply for a voluntary aided (church) or free school place, but you must remember to provide any additional supporting documents or information as required by that school’s admission priorities. Documents and information must be handed directly to the school, and you must at that point tell the church or free school if you have applied online.
If you are applying online to a community school but are providing supporting documents about exceptional circumstances, these documents should be sent to the School Admissions Team. See the Council's Admissions Priorities for more information. If you apply online and give a valid email address, you will receive your decision by email the afternoon of 19 April 2013. Depending on your settings, you may find that this email is identified as 'spam'. You will not receive a letter in the post unless you specifically request one.
If you do decide to apply online we strongly recommend that you do not leave it to the last minute. While our technical systems are robust, high demand could make it difficult for you to access the system if many other parents are trying to log in at the same time. If your application is received after 3pm on 15 January 2013 it will be classed as a late application. Please see What I do with my completed application for information about this.
You can access the website:
- at home
- at an internet café
- at a library (if you are a library member you can get free internet access at any Brighton & Hove library) and get support from our council connect service
- at a UK online centre
- at the customer service centre in Bartholomew House, Bartholomew Square
If you experience any problems in accessing or using the Brighton & Hove online admissions site, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 01273 293653.If you experience any problems in accessing or using the Brighton & Hove online admissions site, please email us at or telephone on 01273 293653.