Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

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General Admission Information


ADMISSIONS information

BACA operates under the Brighton & Hove admissions criteria for secondary schools.

Key dates in the admissions process can be found in the guide to Secondary School Admissions. 

For more information, please contact the Schools Admissions Team, at Brighton & Hove Council, on 01273 293653 or via email:

Alternatively, you can visit the Brighton & Hove Council Website.

BACA Registration Forms will be updated in 2023. 

View our Home - Student - Academy Partnership Agreement here. 


All applicants who have applied for a Secondary place at the academy and have been refused have a right to appeal that decision to an Independent Appeal Panel.  Full details on the appeals process, timetable, and booklet for parents are available on Brighton and Hove website – see the link below:

Appeal a school place decision (

Admissions Policies

Please see the links below to view the following Admissions Policies.

Admissions Policy 2022

Admissions Policy 2023

Admissions Policy 2024

In-YEAR transfers

From time to time, places at BACA become available in different year groups. If you're interested in obtaining a place for your child, please contact the School Admissions Team on 01273 293653 or via email:

Please note that places are subject to availability within the year group that your child would transfer into.

In order to ensure the transfer progresses smoothly, detailed information will be collected from the student’s current school regarding their academic grades, additional needs, attendance, and behaviour.

Arrange a tour

To arrange a personal tour of the Academy, please contact us on 01273 691191 or email us at


BACA College

BACA College offers places for up to 450 students.  To apply to BACA College please follow the link below.

BACA College Application