14 October 2014

Secondary school admissions - deadline due

If you have a child who is due to start secondary school in Brighton & Hove next September, now’s the time to act.

The deadline for applications for the city’s community secondary schools, academies and free school for next year is Friday October 31.

Visit Brighton & Hove City Council’s website at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/schooladmissions to apply online.

You’ll find all the guidance and advice you need on the city’s secondary catchment areas and admissions process.

The chair of the council’s children and young people committee, Councillor Sue Shanks, said: “Applying on time is vital. Every year there are people who are not offered a place at any of their preferred schools simply because they missed the deadline.

“We recommend applying online as it means you get your notification straight away instead of waiting for a letter in the post.”

Parents who do not wish to apply online should contact the council’s school admissions team at schooladmissions@brighton-hove.gov.uk or on 01273 293653 for a hard copy of the application pack.

Parents who feel they need extra help with the admissions process – perhaps because English is not their first language or they have only just moved to the city – can phone 01273 290355 for impartial support.