Fairlight Primary & Nursery School

Every individual child achieves

SCHOOL Admissions


If you have a child who is joining us, or are considering Fairlight please go the Visit our School Page, where you can find more information on headteacher tours.


Please click here to find download the Fairlight Admission policy. 

Children can join Fairlight Primary & Nursery School at the age of 4+, the September after their fourth birthday.

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 2018 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.

The following information, reflecting the outcome of the admission arrangements at 4+ for September, 2017, may give parents/carers some idea of their chances of obtaining a place for their child at this school in September, 2018.

These allocations were made using the equal preference system.


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 Co-Ordinator 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

 Click the following link for more information on Nursery Options and the Top Up Request Letter.

From September, 2017, we will be offering the following options: 

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.