We understand that choosing a new school can sometimes be a daunting task, and our admissions team is here to guide and help you in any way we can. These pages provide an overview of the application process, and outline the key stages for each entry point. Please do contact us with any further questions you may have: we will be delighted to assist.

Nursery & Pre-Prep School (3+ to 7+)

The first major intake point into the pre-prep school is at age 3, into our Nursery. Each year, two classes are admitted; children start with us in the autumn term following their third birthday. A limited number of places are available for entry to Reception, at age 4. Our next main intake point is usually at age 6, into Year 2, with further places sometimes available for entry into Year 3. Places may be available outside these key entry points: do contact us for further details.

> Next Steps for 3+ Admission

Prep School (8+ to 10+)

Subject to places being available, children may join Brighton College Prep School in Years 4, 5 or 6, and they remain in the school until the end of Year 8. Only day pupils are accepted, as there is no boarding at the prep school.

The main intake point into the prep school is at age 8 into Year 4, though places are usually available also for Year 5 and sometimes Year 6. Admission to all year groups is on the basis of assessments in Maths, English and Verbal Reasoning.

Please note that 11+ entry to Brighton is directly into the College's Lower School and not to the prep school.

> Next Steps for 8+ Admission

The College (11+)

Each year, two classes are admitted at the age of 11 to join the Lower School, which caters for about 80 children in Years 7 and 8. Admission is on the basis of assessment in Maths, English, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning, alongside a short interview. Registration is recommended as soon as possible and at least one year prior to entry.

> Next Steps for 11+ Admission

The College (13+)

Year 9 is the main intake point for entry into Brighton College and, as such, registration is required as soon as possible and at least three years prior to entry. Entry into Year 9 is either through the Common Entrance (CE) or Academic Scholarship examination in the June of the year of entry, or, for pupils who do not attend a CE school, through the Brighton College entry assessments.

> Next Steps for 13+ Admissions

The College (16+)

Admission to our Sixth Form is on the basis of interviews with senior teachers, alongside assessments in Verbal Reasoning, English and Maths and a General paper assessing aptitudes in scientific reasoning, logic and writing.  Results from assessments and interviews will be considered alongside a confidential reference and predicted GCSE grades which will be requested from the pupil's current school prior to assessment.  Registration is normally one year prior to entry.

Please note that registrations for pupils at a UK School for entry in September 2019 will close on Monday 29th October 2018.

> Next Steps for 16+ Admissions

The College (Overseas Applications)

Boarding places are available from Year 9 upwards at the College and from Year 4 at our Junior School, Handcross Park Prep School. We accept day applications from overseas pupils for each point of entry.

Places at the College and at Handcross Park Prep School are offered on the basis of assessment in English as an Additional Language, alongside our standard entry assessment papers. Registration is normally one year prior to entry.

Registration deadlines for overseas pupils for entry in September 2017 - please follow the link 'The College (Overseas Applications)'.

Follow the links for details of overseas admissions to Brighton College Pre-Prep and Prep School.

> Next Steps for Overseas Applications

If you would like to receive our current prospectus and additional information, or attend one of our open mornings, please complete the Online Enquiries Form. You can also contact a member of the Admissions team on or by telephone on 01273 704343 (Pre-Prep and Prep Schools) or 01273 704200 (Lower School, Senior School and Sixth Form).