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Secondary school admissions – advice on choosing a school

Is your child due to start secondary school in September 2022? Now is the time to start booking visits to the schools you are interested in. Your local schools should have posted information about open evenings and taster sessions by now.

If your child has an EHC plan there will be an Annual Review of the plan and you will be able to name your preferred school or type of school during this process.

Our SENDIASS Choosing a School fact sheets have some really useful tips and advice for what to look for or ask yourself while you are visiting:

And you can contact the Amaze SENDIASS advice line on 01273 772289 or SENDIASS@amazesussex.org.uk to talk it through with an adviser.


Apply online for a school place: Brighton & HoveEast Sussex

Both local authorities also allow you to print and complete a paper form if you prefer.

If you need advice or help with the admissions process, contact your local authority’s school admissions team:

Brighton & Hove: email schooladmissions@brighton-hove.gov.uk or call 01273 293 653
East Sussex: email admissions@eastsussex.gov.uk or call 0300 33 09 472

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