Primary school joy for nearly 90% of city families

Nearly 90% of parents in Brighton & Hove applying for primary school places for September 2018 have been offered their first preference school.

More than 98% of parents were offered one of their preferred schools. 

This year’s preference figures are as follows:

   2018  2017
First preferences 2,333 pupils or 89.4%  2,382 pupils or 89.98%
Second preferences 197 pupils or 7.55%  177 pupils or 6.6%
Third preferences 39 pupils or 1.49% 43 pupils or 1.6%
Directions 40 pupils or 1.5% 45 pupils or (1.7%)
Total applications 2,609 2,647

In line with the council’s published arrangements, those who were not offered a place at one of their preferred schools were offered places at the nearest school to their home address that had places available.