Stanford Infant School is a three form-entry community school catering for children aged 4 and over. You can download our prospectus from the website.

As a Community School, admissions are managed by Brighton and Hove City Council. Full details of the School Admission process can be found in their guidance at The school normally admits 90 children into Reception. However parents/carers may find it helpful to know that, if there are insufficient places available to meet demand, these will be allocated to children in accordance with the following list of priorities:

  1. Children in the care of a Local Authority (looked after children), and children who were looked after in England or elsewhere but ceased to be so because they were adopted (or became subject to a residence order or special guardianship order);
  2. Children with compelling medical or other exceptional reasons for attending the school;
  3. Children who in September 2021 will have a brother or sister at the school or at a linked Junior School;
  4. Children transferring between a linked Infant and Junior School;
  5. Other children.

If the Local Authority finds that it is necessary to decide between children within any of these priority groups, this will be done by giving the places to those children who live closest to the school.

The following information, reflecting the outcome of the admission arrangements at 4+ for September 2020 may give parents/carers some idea of their chances of obtaining a place for their child at this school in September 2021.

These allocations were made using the equal preference system.

Published Admission Limit 2020/2021: 90  Number of preferences received by the closing date: 225

Initial Allocation of Places After Closing Date

Priority 1st pref 2nd pref 3rd pref Totals
Priority 1 1 1
Priority 2
Priority 3 20 20
Priority 4 n/a n/a n/a  n/a
Priority 5 39 16  6 61
Directed 4
Totals 60 16  6 86

Appeals (as at 1/9/20)

Number of formal appeals considered: 0
Number of applications agreed on Appeal: 0
Number of applications conceded: 0

Prospective Parents Opportunities to Visit:

Open Evening

Our Virtual Open Evening will take place on Thursday 25th November at 7.30pm.

The evening is a formal chat from our Head Teacher, Madeleine Denyer, with the opportunity for questions.

There is no need to book for this event, just keep an eye on this page for the link closer to the time.


Open Days

Our open days are an opportunity to view the school in action, having taken place virtually last year, we’re excited to be able to welcome you to see our school in person again this year!

Tours will be taking place at different times of the day on the 29th November and 2nd December 2021.

You will need to book a place for the tours as these take please during the school day. Please book a place here:

Please note that Open Days are informal events and no talks will take place.







Please click here to be directed to a copy of our Admissions Policy.