School Catchment Areas in Brighton - What You Need To Know

10th September 2020

School Catchment Areas in Brighton - What You Need To Know

Every September sees thousands of pupils going back to school after the lengthy summer break and in the wake of the coronavirus lockdown and temporary school closures it's an even more important time than usual this year.

Even in 'normal' times starting at a new school can be one of the most defining moments in the lives of young children, and that's why so many parents put a great deal of time, research and effort in making sure they have access to the best educational opportunities.

According to reports in the Independent around 25% of parents with school age children have either bought or rented a new home in order to get them into their school of choice.

The desire to move home revolves around the way that local catchment areas work when it comes to eligibility for places at a particular school.

Schools in Brighton

At the time of writing, Brighton and Hove has 15 schools currently rated by Ofsted as either Good or Outstanding along with some highly respected secondary schools. The way that the geographical area around them operates means that children who live in a catchment area have a better chance of getting a place than those who live outside of it.

Essentially, it's a 'first come first served' approach that comes into play if more children apply for a school place than the places that are available.

Not only that, the application deadlines for Primary schools and Secondary schools are different, so residency at the right address needs to be in place before you can register.

Local knowledge

The best way to find out all you need to know about how the system currently works in Brighton and Hove is to ask someone whose up-to-the-minute local knowledge is part and parcel of their job, and that's where we come into the picture.

Our office in Fiveways is at the heart of the catchment area for the ever popular Dorothy Stringer and Varndean schools, which means most of the properties offered for sale and rent will put you in prime position for places at two of the best and most sought after schools in the city.

For parents with children in need of additional care and attention, the Downs View Special School in Woodingdean is newly rated as Outstanding by Ofsted for the specialist education it gives to those with learning difficulties and autism. The Rudyard Kipling Primary School and Nursery s currently rated as Good and as the longest serving estate agent in the area our Woodingdean branch manager, Sharon, has a wealth of local knowledge. 

If you have younger children, our Lewes Road branch is perfectly placed to help you find a home within walking distance of the Tarnerland and Royal Spa nursery schools, both of which are rated as Outstanding, along with six other schools within a mile radius for older children that are all rated as Good.

Talk to us today if you are looking for a new home that will help give your children a great start in life, not only in school but outside of it in family-friendly areas that offer open spaces, low pollution emissions, high quality housing stock and much more.


Testimonials

  • I have bought and sold 7 properties, and this was the best experience of an estate agents services I have found.

    Mrs Shepherd Hertford Road

  • Sold within 2 weeks for asking price "excellent!"

    Mr Grundy Bishops Road

  • Cannot express our appreciation enough of all the efforts made by the Woodingdean team - they were fantastic.

    Mr John Mogridge Woodingdean

  • The whole team were very committed from start to finish.

    Mr Pilgrim Lewes Road

  • Paul Wilkinson was extremely helpful and efficient. The only problem was the vendors solicitor and Paul warned me of this. A good transaction all r...

    Mr Lavender Fiveways

  • Very impressive - professional and friendly, both Martin Timms and Paula Carter were excellent at keeping in contact with sensible advice based on...

    Mrs O'Connor Hove

  • First class service from a first class team.

    Mr & Mrs English The Ridgway

  • In February 2016 I was looking to buy and sell very rapidly. Competition among buyers at the time was very high. Sharon @ the Woodingdean branch sh...

    Ms Helen Lyons Woodingdean

  • Outstanding service from Sharon. James is an asset to Maslens & Harvey was so helpful and polite.

    Ms Cianchetta Selhurst Road

  • A good team at Woodingdean helped us through a stressful time.

    Mr & Mrs Penton Sycamore Close

  • Thank you. We found all the staff knowledgeable and really pleasant to deal with. 

    Ms Ansloos Lewes Road

  • All the staff I dealt with were excellent. Sharon worked really hard to complete the sale.

    Mrs Bent Falmer Gardens

  • Best Agents in Brighton.

    Mrs Field Tarner Road

  • I wish we had used you to sell our property! Nice to meet honest people, who are genuinely interested in helping. Very pleased.

    Mrs Porter Taunton Road

  • It was a long, drawn out process that the people at Maslen helped me through, without the impression that it was a chore. So extremely professional...

    Mr McLagan Lewes Road

  • The staff were very helpful, an excellent service. I would recommend you to others.

    Miss Hockly Fiveways

  • Quality advice about when and how to sell, which was spot on. Thank you.

    Miss Coleman Buller Road

  • The whole team were excellent, each one of them felt like family. Sharon had a lot of sorting to do at times but coped very well, a true profession...

    Mr Vernon Woodingdean

  • Already recommended you! Thank you.

    Mr Edwards The Ridgway

  • Our local office manager, Sharon Wareham was warm and friendly and kept us up to date at all times.

    Mr Hope The Brow

  • Fantastic service. By far the best agents we have ever used, I cannot recommend you highly enough.

    Mr Field Mafeking Road

  • Very professional service. Thank you!

    Miss New & Mr Jackson Buller Road

  • Excellent Service from start to finish.

    Mr T Mole Cromwell Road

  • Exceptional service throughout the process - should we decide to sell in the future we wouldn't hesitate to use your agency. You're a cut above the...

    Ms Windels & Mr Barham Fiveways

  • Excellent communication and advice throughout. It felt very reassuring to be in good hands.

    Mrs Brooker Buller Road

  • The team worked very hard over a long period to ensure my sale went through - excellent service!

    Mr Patrick Gladstone Terrace

  • From start to finish the sale was dealt with in a thoroughly professional manner.  

    Mr Gibbs Lewes Road

  • Sharon was excellent, she kept us informed at all stages and was a really calming objective influence in the process.

    Ms Frederick Channel View Road

  • Service exceeded my expectations overall at all stages of the process - I wouldn't hesitate to recommend you. Thanks. 

    Ms Greene Lewes Road

  • Very happy with the service we got from you guys, everyone we dealt with was extremely friendly, professional and helpful. Thanks!

    Mr Brown Titian Road

  • Very comprehensive and professional. Nice people to work with and highly recommended. 

    Mr Alderton Ladysmith Road

  • The sale was dealt with swiftly, professionally and successfully. Thank you Maslen!

    Mrs Lincoln Hove

  • Brilliant. Well done to Sharon and the Woodingdean team.

    Ms Curtis The Ridgway

  • Maslens as a whole were really friendly and professional. I have to thank and congratulate Paula Carter for being superb at her job and exceeding m...

    Ms Warren Hove

  • We were very impressed with the Nick from start to finish. 

    Mr & Mrs Smith Lewes Road

  • We were very pleased with services provided by the Fiveways office.

    Mr & Mrs Sawyer Shaftesbury Road

  • Very pleased with the service. Many thanks to Sharon and the boys!

    Mr Flynn Woodingdean

  • A very committed team who made the sale process very easy.

    Ms Rees Ticehurst Road

  • As always, an excellent service. 

    Mr & Mrs Field Lewes Road

  • Graham Griffin provided us, and continues to provide us, will all-round excellent advice. We trust his knowledge and expertise.

    Mr Blackmore & Ms O'Sullivan Financial Services

  • Harvey was helpful and easily reachable at the beginning of the process and Sharon kept us informed and was always happy to help.

    Ms Murch & Ms Mapa Ticehurst Road

  • Ben was particularly enthusiastic and helpful. Martin, Paula, Sam and Will are all hard workers.

    Ms Goodey Franklin Road

  • The Woodingdean team were very friendly and approachable.

    Mrs Palmer Pitt Gardens

  • Paula is amazing!

    Ms Aspnall Gladstone Place

  • First class service. Friendly and professional.

    Mr Thorne The Avenue

  • A really good experience.

    Mr Tibble Lewes Road

  • Very thorough & very informative.

    Mr Michnowicz Waldegrave Road

  • Thank you Paul and Archie, you gave an excellent service, as well as Kelly. I look forward to working with you again. 

    Mr White Fiveways

  • Thank you Maslens, you were all excellent!

    Miss Jasper Taunton Road

  • We were delighted with the service received from all the staff with whom we had contact,

    Dr Crichton The Ridgway

  • Sharon was amazing! She kept us up to date the whole way through the process. We cannot fault Sharon or the rest of her team. 

    Mr & Mrs Ashley Woodingdean

  • Excellent service from the Lewes Road branch. Martin Timms secured a quick sale & at a good price & Paula Carter worked really hard to secure...

    Ms Schulte Bear Road

  • Thanks David, all very professional.

    Mrs Flowers Foxdown Road

  • Thanks for an excellent service. 

    Mr King Hove

  • It was an amazing experience, everyone involved were fantastic. 

    Mr & Mrs Knight Woodingdean

  • Extremely efficient. Nick and Paula are excellent. The weekly phone calls were much appreciated. 

    Ms Gray Lewes Road

  • Very helpful and patient team.

    Mrs Shea Selborne Place

  • Very impressed with the service. Sharon Wareham works tirelessly, very professionally and is always there for advice. 

    Miss Matthews Kipling Avenue

  • Very pleased with the experience. I would definitely recommend you and use you again.

    Ms D Edmonds Horton Road

  • Very impressed with the efficient and friendly service, the staff were a pleasure to deal with. 

    Mr & Mrs Gill Lewes Road

  • All very professional, kept updated throughout. Very pleased - Would recommend. 

    Mrs Hammond Hove

  • Excellent customer service throughout. I will definitely recommend you, and use you again. Thank you.

    Ms Longley Kingsbury Street

  • Very impressed with all dealings with Maslen. Paula Carter was in particular very knowledgeable and helpful. 

    Mr McBlane Hove

  • Paul was absolutely brilliant. 

    Mrs Tasker Fiveways

  • A completely painless experience from start to finish. Thank you.

    Mr Woolven & Mrs Bessant-Woolven Lewes Road

  • Great service, always polite and friendly. Excellent contact and info all the way.

    Mr Wells Bishops Road

  • I would recommend Maslen to anyone. 

    Mrs Tripp Woodingdean

  • Please thank Paula at Lewes Road - Excellent service. 

    Mr & Mrs Nuthall Lewes Road

  • You were amazingly helpful throughout - a real pillar of strength with a very difficult sale.

    Mrs Parkin Fiveways

  • I was new to the area and viewed a lot of properties with a lot of different agents. Maslens were by far the best I came in contact with, so when i...

    Mr & Mrs Heer Lewes Road

  • Ben and Paula were calm and reassuring throughout a very difficult process!

    Ms Easterbrook Bear Road

  • Compared to your rivals, your service was excellent

    Ms McGrigor Milner Road

  • Good team. Straightforward. No nonsense.

    Mr Standing Newmarket Road

  • Very pleased with the excellent service throughout. Professional, friendly, efficient and no hard sell. Achieved above asking price. Thank you!

    Mr Witten Lewes Road

  • Sharon was excellent - kept us well informed, thank you so much!

    Ms Waters Cowley Drive

  • Thank you for everything!

    Ms Tucker Willow Close

  • Sharon, Harvey and James were all excellent - very professional. Totally opposite to what I have experienced with other agents. Maslen have restore...

    Ms Lyons Woodingdean

  • A very positive experience - I had most contact with the Fiveways office and they were so friendly and helpful.

    Ms A King Balfour Road

  • Sharon and her team could not have done more in what was a difficult sale. 

    Ms Daly Woodingdean

  • All agents at Maslen were extremely helpful and polite from the beginning to the completion of sale. 

    Mr Johnson Fiveways

  • Very, very happy we chose you, felt right from the start! Thank you!

    Miss Blackadder Coniston Court, Holland Road

  • Nick and Paula are total stars! They were incredibly supportive and present throughout. Thank you!

    Miss O'Haire Hove

  • Superb service as usual, I would always recommend you.

    Ms S Hike Blackthorn Close

  • Paula was fabulous and we felt really informed and supported. 

    Mr & Mrs Walker Lewes Road

  • Excellent service as always

    Mr Field Ringmer Road

  • We cannot recommend Maslen's estate agents enough.

    Many thanks to Paul, Donna, Janette and the...

    Linda & Les Wigmore Close

  • Best Estate Agents ever experienced - professional, approachable, competent and exemplary. 

    Mr & Mrs Guest Riley Road

  • Many thanks to Nick. It was an easy process thanks to you! I'm extremely satisfied with how the sale went, great job.

    Ms Mayanobe Aymer Road

  • Hugely impressed with Ben & his team.

    Mrs Mead Upper Lewes Road

  • Paula's role was brilliant. Having someone office based and available was so appreciated and her promptness an impressive service - every Estate Agent...

    Ms Wynn-Jones Baxter Street

  • I found the service to be courteous, friendly and efficient.

    Mr Upton Buller Road

  • Paula was absolutely amazing!

    Mr & Mrs MacKay Lewes Road

  • Very good service and communication. Paula was excellent.

    Mr & Mrs Scarboro 1 Pevensey Road

  • An efficient, professional and friendly service. Helpful and a pleasure to do business with.

    Mr Beddington Brading Road

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