Bilingual Primary School

Schools Admission Applications

Please note, admissions for Reception 2017 will be coordinated by Brighton & Hove School’s Admissions Team and not the Bilingual Primary School.

Please also contact Brighton and Hove School’s Admissions Team for applications in all other year groups. 

  • Contact details for Brighton & Hove School’s Admissions Team:
    • Email:
    • Telephone: (01273) 293653

Accepting your place at BPS for Reception September 2017

The deadline to accept the place your child has been offered at BPS is Tuesday 2nd May 2017.

Please return the Pupil Registration Form (that was sent to you by School Admissions) to the school office at BPS either by post, by hand or via email to

You will have received further forms from BPS that also need to be returned to us by Friday 12th May 2017. 

Please note: You will need to bring your child's original birth certificate to the school office so that we can take a copy to be put in their file.

Admissions Arrangements for Reception 2017


Brighton & Hove City Council’s School Admissions Team is responsible for the Bilingual Primary School's Admission process. The school has an admission number of 90 at Reception age for September 2017.


The deadline for applications will be 15th January 2017 by 3pm.  Parents and Carers will be notified of their allocated place on:  16th April 2017 by the Admissions team, via email and by post.


Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs will be entitled to a place at the Bilingual Primary School, if it is the school named in the EHCP statement. If the child for whom you are responsible has a statement, please tick the box on the application form to indicate that this is the case.

Oversubscription Criteria

When the Free School is oversubscribed, priority for admission will be given to those children who meet the criteria set out below, in order:

  1. Children in the care of the local authority (formerly, looked after children)
  2. Children with known compelling medical or other exceptional reasons for attending the school. Documentary evidence from a doctor, social worker, educational psychologist or other relevant professional should be submitted with the application
  3. Children of a member of staff who has been employed at the school for two or more years at the time at which the application for admission to the school is made, or the member of staff is recruited to fill a vacant post for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage.
  4. Sibling link is taken into account if the child is living in the same household as a child who is already attending/allocated a place at the Bilingual Primary School, Brighton & Hove irrespective of their parents’ legal relationship. Twins or multiple births do not qualify for the sibling link unless one child has already been allocated a place or they have an older sibling attending the school who lives at the same address.
  5. Other children - Random allocation will apply thereafter as a tie-breaker for children living in the postcodes: BN1, all BN2 codes, BN3 and BN41. The Bilingual school will follow recommended procedures. Places will only be allocated by ballot to children living outside these postcodes if there are still places remaining when all the children living within them have been awarded a place.


Being a Spanish speaker will not be a criterion for admission.

Waiting Lists

The Admissions team will operate a waiting list for each year group. When, in any year, the Bilingual School receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate until the end of the first term after the beginning of the school year. It will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child's name to be placed on the waiting list, following an unsuccessful application.

A child's position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria. When places become vacant, they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.  


To appeal against a decision on an application, parents/carers must contact the school for an appeals form, which must then be returned to the school. The appeal will be managed by an independent appeals panel.

Contact details for appeals forms:

Consultation on Admission Arrangements for the Academic Year 2017-2018