4 January 2017

Primary school admissions – don’t miss the deadline!

Deadline day is fast approaching for school place applications for children due to start primary school in Brighton & Hove in September 2017.

Applications for the city’s primary, infant and junior schools for September must be submitted by the end of Sunday 15 January.

The deadline applies to reception places for September 2017 (children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013) and year 3 of junior school (children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010).

The deadline is important because applications received before deadline are considered before those received after the deadline.

This means that missing the deadline increases the risk of you not being offered a place at one of your preferred schools – even if you already have another child at one of them.

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, including information on home to school distances and finding your nearest schools. 

Applying online can be quicker and more convenient. It also means you get the result of your application by email on National Offer Day (Tuesday 18 April) rather than having to wait for it to arrive 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.