Joining the School

Information about admissions to Elm Grove Primary School

 Is your child due to start school in September 2024?  Please visit Elm Grove for a school tour and a look around the school. 

Let your friends and neighbours know that if their child is due to start school in September 2024 they can visit Elm Grove for a school tour.
For more information on applying for a Primary school place please go to:  Important dates for infant, junior and primary school applications (
The deadline to apply to start primary school in September 2024 was 15th January 2024


The arrangements for the admission of children to this school at age 4+ are made by the Council.

Infant, Junior and Primary School admissions guide 2024 to 2025

A detailed description of the admission arrangements is contained in the guidance Infant, Junior and Primary School admissions booklet which can be found at

A hard copy can be obtained from the School Admissions Team, Brighton & Hove City Council, King’s House, Grand Avenue, Hove BN3 2LS (tel: 01273 293653).

If you need a translated, large print, or audio copy of this booklet, or if you have difficulty reading and writing, please telephone the School Admissions Team on 01273 293653 or e-mail

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 the local authority, or who were previously in the care of the local authority;
2) Children with compelling medical or other exceptional reasons for attending the school;
3) Children who in September 2024 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 it should be 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 2023 may give parents/carers some idea of their chances of obtaining a place for their child at this school in September 2024.

These allocations were made using the equal preference system.
Elm Grove Primary School – 60 places
Elm Grove admitted children from priorities 1, 2, 3 and 5. The furthest child offered a place in priority 5 lives 600.85 metres from the school. Children from priorities 1,2, and 3 who have not been offered a place at Elm Grove have been offered a higher preference.

PriorityNumber of applicationsNumber of places offered
1) Looked after children10
2) Exceptional reasons00
3) Sibling links1717
4) Linked Infant/ JuniorN/AN/A
5) Other children20643