Admission arrangements for Portslade Aldridge Community Academy are in accordance with the Brighton & Hove school admission arrangements.
At PACA, every day is an open day. Prospective parents are welcome to see the school in action by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to book a tour of the building at a time that suits you.
When your child is due to transfer from primary to secondary school, you will have to apply for a school place. the contact details for the Brighton & Hove School Admissions Team are as follows:
Schools Admissions Team
Brighton & Hove City Council
Hove BN3 2LS
Phone (01273) 293653
Information for Parents Regarding In-year School Transfers
It is generally in a child’s best interests to remain at the same school. If a house move, however, makes the journey too long transfer forms can be obtained from the School Admissions Team.
Please be aware that if your child is in Year 10 or 11, another school may not match the subjects that your child is studying for GCSE examinations.
If your child is experiencing difficulties
Children may be unhappy at school for a number of reasons. It is important that any issues are discussed openly with your current school in order to solve any problems.
Portslade Aldridge Community Academy’s Transfer Process
Any parent/carer who wants their child to join PACA is welcome to telephone and make an appointment to see Mrs Sue Freeman who will oversee the process.
The process may take up to 4 weeks and involves:-
- A visit to the Academy for a tour and meet with Mrs Sue Freeman
- A pre-admission meeting with the Principal, Ms Katie Scott and Deputy Principal, Mrs Claire Preissner
- Assessments completed for both literacy and numeracy carried out by Mr James Vanstone
In order to ensure the transfer proceeds smoothly, detailed information will be collected from your child’s current school regarding current academic grades, additional needs, attendance and behaviour.
Once all information has been gathered and assessment data received, a timetable will be organised to suit your child’s personal needs and you will be contacted regarding a start date.
The School’s full Admissions Policy is available on request.