Secondary schools in Brighton & Hove
A list of secondary schools in the city and their websites.
About secondary schools
Secondary schools are for children who are between 11 and 16 years old. If the school has a sixth form, children can study there until they are 18 years old.
Find out about education in UK and the national curriculum
Types of school
We have 4 types of secondary schools in the city:
- community schools, which are controlled by Brighton & Hove City Council
- church voluntary aided schools are schools with a religious character - they are their own admission authority, and their admission arrangements are likely to reflect the school’s religious character - they follow the national curriculum, but they can choose what they teach in religious studies
- free schools are state schools funded by the Department for Education, they are independent from local authority control - the governors of the free school set their own admission arrangements
- academies are publicly funded independently run schools - the governors of the school set and apply the admission arrangements and they can follow a different curriculum
List of secondary schools
All secondary schools:
- Blatchington Mill School
- Brighton Aldridge Community Academy
- Cardinal Newman Catholic School
- Dorothy Stringer School
- Hove Park School
- King’s School (free school)
- Longhill High School
- Patcham High School
- Portslade Aldridge Community Academy
- Varndean School
View our school application guides for more information.