Can my child join King's other than in Year 7?
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.
*We discourage students moving between schools in Year 11 due to the final year of
their GCSE’s and the disruption this may cause.
How do I join the 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 or your home Local Authority if you live outside of Brighton and Hove. We
are not able to admit students or add students to the waiting list without receiving an application via the
Applications can be made online, via the Brighton and Hove admissions website (click here to
be redirected to the online application form) or through your home LA as applicable. 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. More information on faith places can be found in the school's admissions policy.
How does the waiting list work?
Our waiting list is reviewed once a term, and parents are contacted to confirm whether
they want their child to remain on the list for a place. Families will remain on our waiting list until they
are offered a place or withdraw their child from the list.
A student's position on the waiting list will be determined in accordance with
the over-subscription criteria set in our admissions policy. Please note that some elements of our policy have
been amended (following consultation) over time. For in year admissions, applications will be considered
against the over-subscription criteria for that year group's Year 7 entry. Please see the table below for
an overview of changes to policy over time and copies of the relevant documents.
What happens when a place becomes available?
If a place becomes available and your child is at the top of our waiting list we will
contact you and your child's previous school to ensure that you still want a place, and that there are no
reasons why your child's application needs to be reviewed by the Local Authority's Behaviour and
Attendance or SEND panels before we admit them. We will then make you an offer of a place and arrange a time
for you to meet our Headteacher and view the school. If we are not able to offer you a place we will explain
why, the next steps and your right to appeal this decision.
Can I come for a tour of the school?
With regret, we can't offer visits to the school unless we are in a position to
offer a place from the waiting list. Prospective parents are encouraged to view a copy of our prospectus and our transition website for more
information about the school.
Historic admissions policies and information
*Following governor review, the admissions policy for 2016/17 was carried forward as
policy for 2017/18.