Year 7 allocation

Preferences for the Community Secondary Schools in Brighton & Hove were allocated as set out in the tables on the following pages.

The table also shows preferences for Cardinal Newman Catholic School, Portslade Aldridge Community Academy, Brighton Aldridge Community Academy and King’s School.

The Governors of Cardinal Newman Catholic School were able to offer places to all children in priorities 1-10 and some pupils in priority 11 of their admission criteria. If children falling within priorities 1-10 have not been offered a place at Cardinal Newman it is because they have been offered a higher preference.

King’s School was oversubscribed and allocated places according to their published priorities. Please refer to pages 26-30 of the School Admissions booklet for Cardinal Newman Catholic School’s admission priorities and King's School’s admissions priorities. Please refer to pages 17-21 of the School Admissions booklet for the Council’s admission priorities for Community Schools and the Aldridge Community Academies.

If a child lives within Brighton & Hove and was not offered a place at one of their preferred schools a place would have been offered at the nearest school with places available. 

School places

School Number of 1st preferences Number of 2nd preferences Number of 3rd preferences Total
Blatchington Mill 350 (279) 281 (45) 237 (6) 868 (330)
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy 89 (89) 50 (7) 62 (10) 201 (106)
Cardinal Newman  349 (311) 221 (39) 326 (10) 896 (360)
Dorothy Stringer 438 (357) 489 (7) 203 (0) 1130 (364)*
Hove Park 80 (80) 227 (33) 281 (24) 588 (137)
Kings School 253 (145) 282 (5) 257 (0) 792 (150)
Longhill 159 (159) 38 (11) 38 (7) 235 (177)
Patcham High 219 (206) 65 (11) 304 (8) 588 (225)
Portslade Aldridge Community Academy 174 (174) 95 (21) 77 (8) 346 (203)
Varndean 307 (268) 530 (36) 231 (0) 1068 (304)*
Total 2418 (2068) 2278 (215) 2016 (73)  

Numbers in brackets are the numbers offered places at this school.

* There were 8 children in the Dorothy Stringer and Varndean Catchment area who applied for both these schools but could not initially be offered a catchment area school or a higher preference. In order to accommodate these children in a catchment area school, 4 additional children were allocated, each, to Dorothy Stringer and Varndean schools.

Blatchington Mill School

330 places

Blatchington Mill School admitted students from priorities 1-4. If students from priorities 1-3 have not been offered a place at Blatchington Mill it is because they have been offered a higher preference.
4 pupils were automatically offered a place due to having the school named in their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Priority Number of applications Number of places offered
1. Looked after children 12 2
2. Exceptional reasons 1 (+4 EHCP pupils) 0 (+4 EHCP pupils)
3. Sibling link 93 88
4. In catchment area 573 236
5. Out of catchment area 185 0
Total 868 330

There were 66 children In Catchment area who couldn’t be offered Blatchington Mill School or a higher preference.

Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

180 places

Brighton Aldridge Community Academy admitted students from priorities 1-5. If students from priorities 1-5 have not been offered a place at the Academy it is because they have been offered a higher preference.
2 pupils were automatically offered a place due to having the school named in their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Priority Number of applications Number of places offered
1. Looked after children 1 1
2. Exceptional reasons 0 (+2 EHCP pupils) 0 (+2 EHCP pupils)
3. Sibling link 22 22
4. In catchment area 48 40
5. Out of catchment area 128 41
Total 201 106

Dorothy Stringer School

360 places

Dorothy Stringer School admitted students from priorities 1-4. If students from priorities 1-3 have not been offered a place at Dorothy Stringer it is because they have been offered a higher preference.
6 pupils were automatically offered a place due to having the school named in their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Priority Number of applications Number of places offered
1. Looked after children 29 9
2. Exceptional reasons 1 (+6 EHCP pupils) 1 (+6 EHCP pupils)
3. Sibling link 101 95
4. In catchment area 573 253
5. Out of catchment area 400 0
Total 1130

364

 There were 35 children In Catchment area who couldn’t be offered Dorothy Stringer School or a higher preference.

Hove Park School

300 places

Hove Park admitted students from priorities 1-5. If students from priorities 1-5 have not been offered a place at Hove Park it is because they have been offered a higher preference.
4 pupils were automatically offered a place due to having the school named in their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Priority Number of applications Number of places offered
1. Looked after children 3 0
2. Exceptional reasons 0 (+7 EHCP pupils) 0 (+4 EHCP pupils)
3. Sibling link 35 15
4. In catchment area 355 72
5. Out of catchment area 188

46

Total 588 137

Longhill School

270 places

Longhill School admitted students from priorities 1-5. If students from priorities 1-5 have not been offered a place at Longhill it is because they have been offered a higher preference.
3 pupils were automatically offered a place due to having the school named in their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Priority Number of applications Number of places offered
1. Looked after children 4 1
2. Exceptional reasons 1 (+4 EHCP pupils) 1 (+3 EHCP pupils)
3. Sibling link 44 44
4. In catchment area 145 107
5. Out of catchment area 38 22
Total 235

177

Patcham School

225 places

Patcham admitted students from priorities 1-5. If students from priorities 1-4 have not been offered a place at Patcham it is because they have been offered a higher preference.

7 pupils were automatically offered a place due to having the school named in their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)/

Priority Number of applications Number of places offered
1. Looked after children 8 3
2. Exceptional reasons 2 (+7 EHCP pupils) 2 (+7 EHCP pupils)
3. Sibling link 65 64
4. In catchment area 136 124
5. Out of catchment area 370

25

Total 588 225

There were 21 children Out Of Catchment area who couldn’t be offered Patcham High School or a higher preference. 

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy

240 places

Portslade Aldridge Community Academy admitted students from priorities 1-5. If students from priorities 1-5 have not been offered a place at the Academy it is because they have been offered a higher preference.
2 pupils were automatically offered a place due to having the school named in their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Priority Number of applications Number of places offered
1. Looked after children 6 4
2. Exceptional reasons 0 (+2 EHCP pupils) 0 (+2 EHCP pupils)
3. Sibling link 40 39
4. In catchment area 129 112
5. Out of catchment area 169

46

Total 346 203

Varndean School

300 places

Varndean admitted students from priorities 1-4. If students from priorities 1-3 have not been offered a place at Varndean it is because they have been offered a higher preference.
4 pupils were automatically offered a place due to having the school named in their Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Priority Number of applications Number of places offered
1. Looked after children 27 12
2. Exceptional reasons 5 (+4 EHCP pupils) 5 (+4 EHCP pupils)
3. Sibling link 86 77
4. In catchment area 595 206
5. Out of catchment area 351

0

Total 1068 304

There was 1 child In Catchment area who couldn’t be offered Varndean School or a higher preference. 

Contact us

If you require clarification on this document or would like to discuss which schools have spaces available, please phone the School Admissions office on 01273 293653 or email schooladmissions@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

Please note that the telephone lines may be very busy during the first few weeks in March.

Please note that this document does not show how late applications were processed or how directions were made for children who could not be offered a school of preference. Therefore, schools that initially had places left may now be full.
The figures above include successful applications from outside Brighton & Hove.