2 September 2013

School name changes

Five schools in Brighton & Hove have changed their names as of the beginning of September.

Portslade Infants has been renamed Brackenbury Primary to honour a former benefactor of the school and to marks its change in status from infant to primary school.

The idea came from a research project carried out by children at the school who found out that the school had originally been opened in the 1870s by a wealthy philanthropist called Hannah Brackenbury.

St Nicolas CE Junior is now St Nicolas CE Primary, and St Peter’s Community Infants is now St Peter’s Community Primary.

These three changes mean that all the former infant and junior schools in south and central Portslade are now all-through primaries.

Whitehawk primary is now City Academy Whitehawk. The new academy is sponsored by City College Brighton and Hove.

The city’s Alternative Centre for Education (ACE) is now Homewood College. The change reflects its new identity following the changes the school has experienced in the last year and the new direction it is taking this year.

Decisions regarding school names are made by the governing bodies of individual schools, not the council.