New Students - September 2017

At the beginning of March you will be receiving a hard copy of information and documents to be completed, please see the links below for electronic copies of all of these items:

September 2017 admissions documents to be completed and returned:

Admissions to Blatchington Mill School

The arrangements for the admission of children to this school at age 11+ are made by the Council. A detailed description of the arrangements is contained in the guidance ‘Secondary School Admissions in Brighton & Hove 2016/2017’ which can be found at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/schooladmissions. A hard copy can be obtained from:

School Admissions Team,
King's House,
Grand Avenue,
HOVE BN3 2LS.
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:

  • Children in the care of the local authority (looked after children), or previously looked after children;
  • Children with strong medical or other exceptional reasons for attending the school;
  • Children who in September 2016 will have an elder brother or sister at the school, providing the family home is within the catchment area for the school;
  • Children living within the catchment area for the school;
  • Other children.

If it should be necessary to decide between children within any of these priority groups, the local authority will use an electronic random allocation system to decide which of the children within that priority should be offered the available places. This system will be independently monitored.

The following information, reflecting the outcome of the admission arrangements at 11+ for September 2015 may give parents/carers some idea of their chances of obtaining a place for their child at this school in September 2016.

Table A

Published Admission Number 2015/2016 300
Number of preferences received by 
the initial closing date
946

Table B

The initial allocation of places after closing date

Priority

1st pref

2nd pref

3rd pref

Totals

SEN

10

 

 

10

Priority 1

5

 

 

5

Priority 2

0

 

 

0

Priority 3

87

 

 

87

Priority 4

185

13

1

199

Priority 5

 

 

 

0

Totals

287

13

1

301*

* - 1 additional child was allocated a place in order that twins could be kept together at the same school.

Table C

Appeals (as at 1/09/2015)
Number of formal appeals considered 33
Number of applications agreed on Appeal 6
Number of applications conceded 8

 

Last updated by R.Cole Feb 2017