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Stanford Infant School


Thank you for visiting our website and showing an interest in our school. We would be delighted to welcome you to school for a visit and to show you what it is like to be a child (and parent!) at the school. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Prospective Parents for Reception 2024 - register for our Open Evening and Open Day events, please click here.

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 here.

We currently have vacancies in all Year Groups and would be delighted to show you around our school. Please contact the School Office to arrange a tour and chat with our Head Teacher, Madeleine Denyer.

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 www.brighton-hove.gov.uk/schooladmissions. 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 2022 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 2022 may give parents/carers some idea of their chances of obtaining a place for their child at this school in September 2023.

These allocations were made using the equal preference system.

Published Admission Limit 2023/2024: 90

Number of preferences received by the closing date: 192

Initial Allocation of Places After Closing Date

Priority 1st pref 2nd pref 3rd pref Totals
SEN 1 1
Priority 1 2 2
Priority 2
Priority 3 24 24
Priority 4 n/a n/a n/a n/a
Priority 5 32 9 41
Directed 1
Totals 59 9 69

Appeals (as at 1/9/22)

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

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