Fairlight Primary & Nursery School

Every individual child achieves


As I am sure you will appreciate things are a bit different in schools at the current time and we are having to do things slightly different from normal.

That sadly is the case for our popular NEW PARENT VISITS/TOURS.

Normally we would hold a number of visits with large numbers of parents touring the school during the working day to see all of the amazing learning taking place. Last year we had several hundred visitors looking around the school.

With the current situation and the safety of the children and staff paramount what we are proposing is something slightly different for those parents who are wanting to look around and visit Fairlight now with a view to sending their child to Fairlight in September 2021 or before that. 

Until the October half term we will be asking parents who wish to visit the school to sign up to one of the options below.

We will review this around October half term and either update with a new system or release further dates for the rest of the Autumn Term.


In the first instance when deciding on which school to send your child I would direct parents to the School Website and to particularly the Reception pages where we have information, photos and even videos to show you the amazing learning that is happening at Fairlight. This should give you a flavour of the school. You may want to visit other parts of the website also to see what we do at Fairlight.


Of course how far you live from the school and the number of people applying to the school with either a closer postcode or higher criteria for attending the school will ultimately decide if you can send your child to the school it is good to have a look and good to have options. 


After seeing all of the information about Fairlight if you still feel you want to come and visit us there are 2 options.

We are aware that some parents may still be very concerned about the ongoing Covid situation. I therefore feel we can offer small group chats and visits which should allow everyone to feel and be safe. These can take place in one place with limited numbers away from the rest of the school or in the school but not when children are present for their safety. 


OPTION ONE: Meet the Headteacher 30 minute Chats.

This small group (3 sets of parents) will take place every Tuesday at 10.00 or 11.00 (2 slots weekly) for 30 minutes in our Children Centre. This will not involve moving around the school.

During the short presentation and chat you will be told key information about the school and have the chance to ask any questions.

Sign up here for a small group (3 sets of parents) chat with the Headteacher by clicking on your preferred date and time, it will take you to a form link to complete your details.  You will receive a confirmation email back.  The form will no longer be accessible once it is full up. 


Tuesday 15th September at 10am Tuesday 15th September at 11am
Tuesday 22nd September at 10am Tuesday 22nd September at 11am
Tuesday 29th September at 10am Tuesday 29th September at 11am
Tuesday 6th October at 10am Tuesday 6th October at 11am
Tuesday 20th October at 10am Tuesday 20th October at 11am



OPTION TWO: Small group Visit.

This small group tour (5 sets of parents) will take place every Tuesday at 3.45 for 30 minutes. 

A short walk around key parts of the school to see the school building.

Sign up for a small group (5 sets of parents) tour of the school by clicking on a date below, this will ask you to complete a small form.  You will receive an email confirmation if you get a place.


Tuesday 15th September at 3.45 Tuesday 22nd September at 3.45
Tuesday 29th September at 3.45 Tuesday 6th October at 3.45


Tuesday 20th October at 3.45



To attend one of these meetings we would ask that you read and agree to the information before signing up.


  • You should not attend if you or any member of your household has any signs/symptoms of Covid.
  • You should not attend if you are currently isolating or quarantining.
  • It would be preferable if only one parent attended however no more than 2 people.
  • Small children can accompany parents however again please keep numbers to a minimum.
  • Wearing Facemasks is optional - it is up to you.
  • You will be asked to socially distance where possible and adhere to safe practise (hand sanitising) on entry and exit. 
  • Please keep other items with you to a minimum - bags, buggies etc. 
  • You will be asked to sign in to attend when you arrive using a track and trace system and this information will be kept for 21 days after your meeting. 
  • We will require some basic contact details when you apply to attend. 


If you have any further questions or comments then please do not hesitate to contact the school office. 


 Joining Fairlight Primary & nursery School


New Children Joining us in Reception

Choosing a school for your child is a big decision and one that we would love to support and be part of. It is always advisable to come and have a look at the school as you know your child best and you can discuss their individual needs or requirements. It is also good to see it first hand for yourself and not base your decision on what you have heard or what you might have read but most importantly on what you see and feel and know about your child. 

If you are looking to send your child to Fairlight to join Reception in September 2020, please contact the school office on 01273 601270 to book to look around the school on one of our very popular Headteacher tours.

The whole family is welcome to come and see the school on a normal hard working and learning day.

Deadlines for Applications for Reception is Tuesday 15th January 2020.


Moving to Fairlight Primary & Nursery School

Children move schools, circumstances change. As a school we work hard to support children and families through this process and have lots of experience in this area.

Admission enquiries are welcome for children aged 5 -11yrs for our main school and to arrange a visit to the school. Please contact the School Office for details of when you can visit the school as well as if places available for this current year. You will also need to contact Brighton and Hove Admissions https://www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/content/children-and-education/school-admissions/school-admissions.

Transfers within a school year may take several weeks to arrange and places are normally allocated for the next available half term. If you are moving house and the house move does not tie in with this timescale you will be able to start school in the middle of the term if a place is available. 

For any children moving school we will need to discuss with parents and also the previous school how to make this experience as positive as possible.


Please click here to find download the Fairlight Admission Information

We have 14 classes, 2 in each year group from YR1-YR6. 

Admission Limit:

Foundation Stage - Reception - 60 children

KS1 (Year 1 & Year 2) - 120 children

KS2 (Year 3 - Year 6) - 240 children

Total Admission Limit - 420 children


You are welcome to look around our school at any time.  If you would like to make an appointment to visit the school, please contact us on 01273 601270. 

Throughout the Autumn term, we arrange group visits for parents of prospective Reception parents, during the day. Please contact the office to book a place on one of our group visits.


Arrangements for the admission of children to this school at age 4+ are made by Brighton and Hove City Council. A detailed description of the arrangements is contained in the guidance 'Infant, Junior & Primary School Admissions in Brighton & Hove 2015/2016 which can be found at www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/schooladmissions. 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). 


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

  • Children who are currently or were previously in the care of the local authority.
  • Children with compelling medical or other exceptional reasons for attending the school.
  • Children who in September 2019 will have a sibling at the school or at a linked junior school.
  • Children transferring between a linked infant and junior school. 

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.