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If you would like to join the vibrant learning community at Varndean School then you will need to apply on the Brighton and Hove Council website.

If you have been allocated a place to start in September 2021 please see registration form to fill in below. You will also be getting a copy of this in the post along with other information. This can also be found further down on this page. 

Student Registration Form Sept 21


If you have been allocated a place with us and have any questions please contact us at Our FAQ page may also be able to help answer some of your questions.

If your query is regarding your allocation of a place you will need to contact Brighton and Hove Council Admissions team on 01273 293653 or alternatively by email on

We ask that if your child is starting with us and they have any serious medical issues to please contact our Medical Officer Caroline Heath

Year 6 Admissions: Sept 21 


Transition to secondary school

Transition starts early at Varndean. Staff and students visit various year groups at local primaries  as well as welcoming pupils into our school for taster sessions.

In Year 6 our transition team liaise with all the primary schools to ensure a smooth transition for our new students into Year 7.

Students experience a taste of lessons on our taster day on the first Friday in July, and also have the school to themselves on the first day of the Autumn term to help them settle in.

To promote positive relationships with parents we organise an introduction event in May and a workshop in July to allay transition worries.  Parents are also able meet their child's form tutor at the parents’ event in July. In September our relationship continues with a Welcome Evening, with the opportunity to meet other parents.  Finally, we offer an opportunity for parents to attend a “Making the Grade” evening on learning topics unique to Year 7.

Students remain with their form tutor and their School throughout their time at Varndean School. The form tutor and their School base team will provide essential care, guidance and support on both an academic and pastoral level.

If you would like to come to Varndean School then you will need to apply via the Brighton and Hove application process.

Welcome to Varndean Video

To watch Mr Roberts' Welcome to Varndean video, please click here.

We look forward to meeting you all and welcoming you to our vibrant school community.