When we first proposed the school, our preferred site was the King Alfred’s leisure centre in central south Hove, which is the least served area in the city in terms of secondary schools. Hove is also one of the areas which will face a shortage of school places in the near future.
It became apparent, however, that this site would not become available in the time frame needed for the school’s opening. The path to securing the site would also be difficult. We therefore began looking at other sites for King’s.
Temporary site, 2013 - 2016:
The council offered us the Sixth Form Centre in Portslade Old Village, and that is where our school opened in September 2013. The school will be based on this site for the first three years of its life.
It is a beautiful site with an impressive sea view to the south and St Nicolas’ church to the east. It has its own playing fields and is served by regular buses (1, 1A, 2 and 2A). The bus takes around 10-15 minutes from a central New Church Road location.
Our address is: High Street, Portslade, BN41 2PG.
The Education Funding Agency are working in partnership with Brighton and Hove City Council to search for a permanent site for the school in the BN3 postcode. We will update our website when we have more details on the searches.