Over the past 3 years we have seen the largest number of parents visiting our school in the schools history.

We are therefore expecting an extremely large number of applications to join us in September 2024.

As we share on the tours we feel this is due to a range of reasons from current parents sharing how good the school is with their friends, to hearing about the amazing things we are doing in the media, to our amazing results which are the best in the local area. However it is ultimately down to the fantastic teaching and learning that takes places at Fairlight in our amazing learning environment.


In the first instance when deciding on which school to send your child we would direct parents to the schools website and to particularly the Reception pages where there will be information, photos and even videos to show you the amazing learning that is happening. 

This should give you a flavour of the school.

You may want to visit other parts of the website also to see what else happens at the school.

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. 

And then there is visiting the school. 

All good Headteachers, teachers and those in education will advise you to go and have a look for yourself. 

You might have heard lots of good things (or not good things) but the best person to judge is you.



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 Fairlight 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. 

Almost all of our parents will tell you that they visited the school before they joined us.



We have lots of dates when you can come and see the school during the working day.

NOVEMBER DATES: Monday 13th November @ 1.30/ Wednesday 15th November @ 9.30/ Tuesday 28th November @ 9.30/ Thursday 30th November @ 1.30
DECEMBER DATES: Tuesday 5th December @ 1.30/ Wednesday 6th December @ 9.30
JANUARY DATES: Monday 8th January @ 1.30/ Thursday 11th January @ 9.30

Click on this link to book onto a tour or contact the school office to book on to a tour.



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

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.


It is always very tricky to capture a Primary School or any organisation on a film. This is our efforts to try and capture what we are about at Fairlight.

It was filmed prior to the Covid Pandemic and not really meant as an advertising or sales tool. It was made to celebrate what we do and share this within our own community. 

The content of the film- what the children talk about and what was filmed- was chosen by the School Council members who both appear in the film as well as the many others who did not want to appear on screen.

As you can see from the film the children are very articulate about the school and what takes place during the day both in the classroom as well as in other areas such as the playground. 

Mr Jordan talks about various aspects of the school that you can both see and fills the gaps in what the children didn't talk about or share. The original film was over an hour so has been massively cut to make this short clip.

It shows the amazing building and fantastic play space. 

A "traditional" Inner City School as Mr Jordan describes it. Three sided with playground in the middle.

As you can see the children and Mr Jordan celebrate the amazing learning, fabulous play and inclusive approach to education.


For more information and the forms you need to fill in please visit the Council Website  

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 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.