What we are consulting on

Brighton & Hove City Council is consulting on admission arrangements for its community schools, Brighton Aldridge Community Academy (BACA) and City Academy, Whitehawk. These arrangements would take effect from September 2022.

The consultation opens on 5 October 2020 and the closing date for responses is 27 November 2020. 

Respondents are asked to submit an online response using the councils consultation portal however if you are unable to submit a response through the portal, please send your views to schooladmissions@brighton-hove.gov.uk .

If you need us to take down your response to the consultation because you cannot complete it yourself, please call 01273 293 653 and leave a message and we will call you back and arrange to take down your response.


The first section is a new proposal that is likely to be of significant interest. The remaining four sections have by law to feature in any consultation on admission arrangements. There are no proposed changes to these parts, but comments can still be made.

  1. Published admission numbers and the proposal to reduce the Published Admission Number of six primary schools, two infant schools and one secondary school.
  2. The oversubscription priorities for community secondary schools and BACA
  3. The oversubscription priorities for community infant, junior and primary schools and City Academy Whitehawk
  4. The ‘relevant area’ for consultation
  5. The co-ordinated admission schemes for 2022/23

Virtual public meetings

The council will be holding a series webinars for the public to attend which will outline the reasons for the proposed changes and give the opportunity to ask questions. These will be held using Microsoft Teams and links to these online events are below:

School Date Time Meeting link
Balfour Primary 14 October 2020 10.30am to 11.30am and and 6.30pm to 8pm

Balfour Primary presentation

Benfield Primary 15 October 2020 10am to 11am and and 6.30pm to 8pm

Benfield Primary presentation

Downs Infant 21 October 2020 10.30am to 11.30am and and 6.30pm to 8pm

Downs Infant presentation

Brunswick Primary 22 October 2020 10.30am to 11.30am and and 6.30pm to 8pm

Brunswick Primary presentation

Goldstone Primary 3 November 2020 10am to 11am and and 6.30pm to 8pm

Goldstone Primary presentation

Moulsecoomb Primary 4 November 2020 10am to 11am and and 6.30pm to 8pm

Moulsecoomb Primary presentation

Stanford Infant 5 November 2020 10.30am to 11.30am and and 6.30pm to 8pm

Stanford Infant presentation

West Blatchington Primary 10 November 2020 11am to 12pm and 6.30pm to 8pm

West Blatchington Primary presentation

Hove Park 11 November 2020 10am to 11am and and 6.30pm to 8pm

Hove Park presentation 

How to use Microsoft Teams

To get the best from microsoft teams meetings:

  • test your equipment beforehand, things like your internet connection, microphone and camera
  • mute your microphone when you're not speaking, this cuts out background noise and improves the call quality for everyone
  • watch this short video to see how to join a meeting on Microsoft Teams

When the we get to the question and answer section please use the hands up function if you would like to ask a question.
You can also use the chat function (speech bubble) to ask questions while someone else is talking. These will be addressed when the speaker finishes.