How to apply

You can apply for a school place online if your child needs to change or transfer schools during the school year, or start school at any other time.

You can also apply for a school place with a paper form.

A school place will be allocated as soon possible after your application is received, so only apply at the time you would like your child to change schools.

If your child is moving from one Brighton & Hove school to another, the schools will talk to each other to make sure the move goes smoothly.

Before you apply to change schools, please think about the negative effects this may have on your child's progress.

When you'll hear from us

We'll aim to give you a decision as quickly as possible, but allow up to 15 school days to receive your school offer.

If you accept the offer, the school will be asked to make arrangement for your child to start as soon as possible.

The school will not hold places open for more than half a term. If you haven't taken up the offer within this time, the school will withdraw the offer.

More information

View our school application guides for more information.