Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

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

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.

Download our Admissions policy.

The Academy is offering places for up to 180 Year 7 students in September. Completed preference forms need to be received by Brighton & Hove School Admissions by 3 pm on 31 October 2018.

Download the Yr 7 Admissions form.

In-school 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 in to.

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 download the application form, complete and submit either by post or email.

By post send to:
BACA College Admissions
Brighton Aldridge Community Academy
Lewes Road

By email return to:

Over-subscription criteria

Where the number of application for admission is greater than the published admission number, applications will be considered against the following criteria. After the admission of pupils with statements of Special Educational Needs where the Academy is names on the statement the criteria will be applied in the order they are set out below (for a detailed description please refer to the school's Admissions Policy):

  1. Children in public care.
  2. Compelling medical or other exceptional reasons to attend the school.
  3. Children who on the closing date live in the catchment area and who have an older brother or sister on the roll of the Academy at the time of their admission.
  4. Children who on the closing date live in the catchment area.
  5. Other children. If none of the above priorities applies to your child, he/she will be placed in this category.