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Brighton & Hove Unitary Authority's admission policy admits children to school who are four years old by the end of August before the commencement of the school year.

During the summer term there is a meeting for new parents/carers to discuss ways in which the children's start at school can be as happy and positive as possible. The Reception teacher and teaching assistant will visit all of the Early Years' settings (for example: day nurseries, childminders, playgroups and children’s centres)  during the Summer Term. We also offer a 'Get Ready for Reception Course' during the Summer Term so that the children and parents can get to know each other and become familiar with the school before starting in September.

In September, the new reception children are admitted over a period of three weeks, youngest first, so that the children can be received gradually into a settled environment. Parents/carers are encouraged to try and leave the children as soon as possible to help them get into the classroom routines. If a child has particular difficulties in settling, their teacher would make specific arrangements with you to support you and your child.

For more information and to apply please visit the local authority's website using the link below.

The Local Authority's admissions website

The arrangements for the admission of children to this school at age 4 are made by the Council.

A detailed description of the arrangements is contained in the guidance ‘Infant, Junior & Primary School Admissions in Brighton & Hove 2014/2015 which can be found at


A hard copy can be obtained from the School Admissions Section, Children & Young People’s Trust, PO BOX 2503, King's House, Grand Avenue, HOVE BN3 2SU (tel: 01273 293653). A copy is also available for inspection in the school.

However, parents/carers may find it helpful to know that, if there are insufficient places available to meet demand, these will be allocated to children in accordance with the following list of priorities:

  1. Children in the care of the local authority, or who were previously in the care of the local authority;
  2. Children with compelling medical or other exceptional reasons for attending the school;
  3. Children who in the coming September will have a brother or sister at the school or at a linked junior school;
  4. Children transferring between a linked infant and junior school;
  5. Other children

If it should be necessary to decide between children within any of these priority groups, this will be done by giving the places to those children who live closest to the school.

Our school’s admission arrangements for pupils with SEN or disabilities

If you would like your child to attend Carlton Hill Primary School you need to get in contact with Admissions at Brighton & Hove Council.

Telephone: 01273 293653

E-mail on schooladmissions@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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