Brighton Aldridge Community Academy

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General Admission Information September 2022


ADMISSIONS information

Open Evening Information 2021/22

Our Year 6 Open Evening took place on 29 September 2021.  If you were unable to make this event please see the information below. 

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

Key dates in the admissions process and information on how to appeal 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.

The academy is offering places for up to 180 Year 7 students in September.  

BACA Registration Forms: 

Digital versions (editable PDF):

Printable versions (Microsoft Word):

View our Home - Student - Academy Partnership Agreement here. 

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 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, please submit a completed application form 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.

In line with DFE guidance, we are currently consulting on changes to our admissions policy.  The consultation will run until January 29 2021.  Please find information on our Admissions Consultation page - click here