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Apply for a school place

How to apply for a place at junior, infant, primary or a secondary school in Brighton & Hove


Apply online

You can apply online for a school place if you:

  • live in Brighton & Hove and your child need to start school for the first time
  • live in brighton & Hove and your child needs to move up to Junior or Secondary school in September
  • want your child to move to a Brighton & Hove  school at any other time

If you want to apply for a place at a private school, please get in touch with the school to find out how you can apply.

Application deadlines

School Deadline Start in
Infant or primary (reception) or junior (year 3) 15 January 2018 September 2018
Secondary (year 7) 31 October 2017

Check application deadlines if you're applying to start school during the year or at any other time.

Important dates

Check important dates for infant, junior and secondary school applications and what happens at every stage of the application process.

What happens if you apply late

If you apply late for a school place we will look at your application after the other applications that were submitted on time.

It is less likely that you will be offered a place at one of your preferred schools and you may have to wait to get an offer of a school place after the National Offer Day.

When you’ll hear from us

If you apply online we'll email you on the national offer day to let you know which school place has been offered to your child.

If you apply by post, we will send a letter to you in the first class post on the same day.

School National Offer Day
Infant or primary (reception) or junior (year 3) 16 April 2018
Secondary (year 7) 1 March 2018

Other ways to apply

You can also apply for a school place by filling in a paper form.

More information

Read our Guide to apply for a primary school place (PDF 3MB) and Guide to apply for a secondary school place (PDF 1.3MB).