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.
We have 14 classes, 2 in each year group from YR1-YR6.
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.
If you are interested in sending your child to Fairlight Nursery, you first need to complete a Nursery Admissions form. These are available from our school office or by clicking here.
Applications will be processed by our Early Years Coordinator and you will be contacted by telephone or email once a place becomes available.
Once a place has been allocated, you will be sent a letter asking you to confirm the offer of a place. You will also be invited in to a Come and Play session in the nursery. Prior to your child starting with us, we also carry out a short home visit. This enables us to meet your child in the comfort of their own home and enables us to get any final information from you. The admissions policy can be downloaded from here.
Please be advised, we are only able to offer places to children the term after they are three. All children who start with us at this age are entitled to 15 hours of free Government-funded provision. As of September 2017, some families may be entitled to 30 free hours. To find out if you are eligible for 30 free nursery place hours, please click on this link for more information: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/600592/30_hours_free_childcare_eligibility.pdf
First half of the week. Monday and Tuesday, 9am-3pm and Wednesday 9am-Noon (15-hours provision)
Second half of the week. Wednesday Noon-3pm and Thursday and Friday 9am-3pm (15-hours provision)
Full Time. Monday to Friday 9am-3pm (30-hours provision)
If you have any queries about our Nursery, please contact our Early Years Co-Ordinator, Bronwen Ferber, via the school office on 01273 601270.