Year 7 Admissions

Applications for Year 7 school places are made through your home Local Authority. To apply for a place, please use the links below. For data on the allocation of Year 7 places in the 2018-19 cohort, please click here. For data on the allocation of Year 7 places in the 2019-20 cohort, please click hereFurther information about the process and timeline of Year 7 admissions can be found below. 


In Year Admissions

King’s school accepts students into all year groups (except Year 11*). The published admissions number (PAN) for year groups was 150 up to and including the September 2020 Year 7 cohort. From September 2021 our PAN is 165. When a year group is full, the school holds a waiting list. 

If you would like your child to transfer into King's, or to be added to the waiting list for a place if their year-group is full, you need to submit an application for a place via Brighton and Hove Local Authority. We are not able to admit students or add students to the waiting list without receiving an application via the LA. Applications can be made online, via the Brighton and Hove admissions website (click here to be redirected to the online application form). If you are applying for a place under the faith criteria, please ensure you complete and return a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) to the school office as soon as you have applied for a place. 


A student's position on the waiting list will be determined in accordance with the over-subscription criteria set in our admissions policy. Where a place becomes vacant it will be allocated to a child on the waiting list in accordance with the over-subscription criteria. Our waiting list is reviewed twice a year, and parents are contacted to confirm whether they want their child to remain on the list for a place. 

*We discourage students moving between schools in Year 11 due to the final year of their GCSE’s and the disruption this may cause.


Applications for 'Faith' places (Year 7 and In-Year)

King's is an ecumenical Christian school, affiliated with the Church of England. Our admissions criteria allows for 50% of places offered, after those allocated to certain protected groups, to be given on a faith basis. To qualify for a faith place, families must be regular attenders at a Church which is a member of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, or a member of the Evangelical Alliance for at least two years prior to application. 

If you wish to apply for a faith place, please ensure you submit a Supplementary Information Form  directly to the school, when you apply for a place. This form must be signed by your Priest/Minister. The deadline for submission of SIFs for a Year 7 September place is always the end of November.


King's School follows the same timeline as Local Authority schools for applications, offers and appeals. The timeline for the 2019-20 academic year can be found below (taken from the Brighton and Hove Admissions website).


Timeline for School Admissions 
1 September 2019 School application process starts. It's time to find out about schools in your area and apply for a school place
31 October 2019 The deadline to apply for a school place is 11:59pm.
30th November The deadline for Supplementary Information Forms (King's School only) 
22 January 2020 The deadline to apply late for a school place with a good reason.
February 2020 Applications are looked at and school places are decided.
1 March 2020 National Offer Day.

If you applied online you'll get an email from school admissions to let you know the outcome of the application.

If you applied by post, a letter will be sent to you by first class post.
16 March 2020 The deadline to accept or refuse the school place offered.

If you don't reply the offer could be removed.
30 March 2020 Deadline to make an appeal if your child wasn't offered a place at one of the schools you listed as the first, second or third preference.
April to August 2020 Appeals are discussed and decided at meetings called appeal hearings.

Children in the reallocation pool are offered school places as they become available.
September 2020 Children start school.