Year 7 Admissions
Summary of initial Year 7 offers- 2021
Please click here for the 2021 data sheet. For
data from previous years, please use the links available later in this page. Please note- this data is initial
offers only, and does not reflect accepted places.
Variation to policy - September 2021
The Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC), acting on behalf of the Secretary of State, has
agreed an amendment to our Admissions Policy for 2021 due to the closing of churches during the Covid-19
pandemic. This variation is related to families wishing to apply for a place under the “Faith Criterion” only
and relates to verification of attendance at church. The updated policy is now available on our website, along
with the updated Supplementary Information Form.
Accepting your place
If your child has been offered a place at King's for the 2021/22 school year please
view our guidance letter on how to accept your place here.
How to apply
Applications for Year 7 school places are made through your home Local Authority. Usually this will be one of
Brighton and Hove City Council, East Sussex Local Authority or West Sussex Local Authority. Links to the
admissions departments of each authority can be found at the bottom of this page.
You do not need to apply directly to the school unless you are applying for a faith place, in which case you
should send us your supplementary information form directly, as well as submitting your common application
form to your local authority. More information on faith places can be found below.
When to apply
King's School follows the admissions timeline for other Brighton and Hove LA schools. A full timeline
can be found at the bottom of this page.
How does King's School offer places?
The school receives a list of all applications which included King's as a preference. If the school
receives fewer applications than it has places, all applicants will be offered a place. NB- The school has
been oversubscribed for the last four years.
If the school receives more applications than it has places, it is considered to be oversubscribed, and we
will rank all applications in order of priority for admission as listed in our admission
policy. This means that spaces are first allocated to students eligible under priority one, then
priority two etc. until all available spaces have been allocated. Any applications which are not allocated a
place are still included in the ranking process. Please note, as with other local schools, we do not have
access to information on parental preference and so do not take this into account. This data is then returned
to Brighton and Hove City Council who coordinate Year 7 admissions across the city and make offers on
schools' behalf. For information about Brighton and Hove's processes, please visit their website.
If you believe your child is eligible for admission under any of the priorities 1-5, please note this on your
application form and provide documentary evidence as appropriate. Evidence submitted will be reviewed by the
relevant panel of governors and applied to applications when ranking application if eligible. Please note that
submitting evidence to support a priority admission does not guarantee your application will be granted
Applications for 'Faith' places
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 (see admissions priorities
listen in the school's policy), 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.
SIFs submitted on time will be reviewed by the relevant committee of governors who will check that the form
meets the criteria listed in the school's admissions policy. If the school receives more valid
applications for faith places than it has spaces available, places will be offered in priority of proximity to
the school's admissions nodes.
Applications for 'Open' places
All applications which do not qualify for another admission priority will be considered for an
'open' place. Open places are offered to the students who live closest to the school's
Frequently asked questions
Am I in your catchment area?
We do not have a traditional catchment area as some schools do. Instead, applications for 'faith'
places and 'open' places are considered in relation to their proximity to two admissions
'nodes'. These nodes are the front door of the school in Hangleton (West Blatchington node), and the
junction of Richardson Road and New Church Road (Hove node). Distances from these nodes are measured in metres
and provided to the school by the Local Authority. You can see a map of these nodes in our admissions policy.
For both faith and open places, 30% of offers will be made to families from the West Blatchington node, and 70%
of offers will be made to families from the Hove node. These families will be those living closest to their
node. You may wish to view the data sheets linked below to see more detail on distances.
For students eligible for admission in under priorities 1-5 distance from the
admissions nodes is not taken into account. Please note that if you believe your child is eligible for admission
under one of these priorities you should note this on your application and submit supporting evidence as
appropriate. If your child is not eligible for admission under priorities 1-5 they will be considered for an
open place, and distances will be used to rank their application.
Can I see data on how places were offered last year?
For data on the initial offer of places in previous years, please use the links below:
My child was not offered a place at King's, but I want them to attend. What should I
We would always encourage families to accept a place at their allocated school, even if it was not your
first preference. Turning down a place means you risk not having a school place for your child, and
accepting a place at another school does not stop you from being added to our waiting list, or submitting an
Year 7 waiting list
If you listed King's as a preference but were not successful gaining a place through your Year 7
application you can join our waiting list. This is the way that most students join our school besides being
offered a place through the Year 7 allocation process.
To join our waiting list, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our team will add your child to the list.
Please note- King's is not part of the reallocation pool, and to be included on the waiting list
families must contact us directly. Places are offered from the list as and when a student withdraws
from the year group, and the waiting list follows the admission priorities outlined in our policy and on this
Your child will remain on our waiting list until either we can offer you a place, or until you no longer want
to be on the list.
Appeals - September 2021
If you were not offered a place at King’s School and you wish to appeal the decision, please contact
email@example.com to request the
relevant paperwork which will need to be completed and returned by the 30th March 2021. Please
mark it for the attention of ‘The Clerk to the Independent Appeal Panel’. The Clerk will the
arrange for your appeal to heard by an Independent Panel, who will consider;
- Whether the admission arrangements complied with the admissions law and whether they were correctly and
- Whether the admission arrangements were correctly applied in your child’s case,
- Whether the school could admit an additional child without prejudicing the efficient education or
efficient use of resources, and
- If they think that prejudice would occur, they will then balance the reasons for your child to go to the
school against the prejudice to the school.
Appeals will be heard by the Independent Panel from the 10th May 2021 via zoom.
If you have any questions about appeals, please contact your Local Authority or the school’s admissions team.