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City Academy Whitehawk is a two-form entry primary school located on the eastern fringe of Brighton & Hove. We are very proud of our vibrant school and would love for you to come and see us - please organise a tour with our Headteacher at any time of year by calling our admin team on 01273681377.


Nursery Provision

The Hatchlings Nursery has an admission number of 32 pupils. The Academy nursery operates two teaching groups with a maximum capacity of 16 children in each group – it may be necessary to reduce this number depending on the need of individual children. ‘Hatchlings 1’ runs on Monday (8.40am-3pm), Tuesday (8.40am-3pm) & Wednesday (8.40am-11.45am). ‘Hatchlings 2’ runs on Wednesday (12pm-3pm), Thursday (8.40am-3pm) & Friday (8.40am-3pm). City Academy Whitehawk co-ordinates the admission of children into its Nursery.


Primary Provision

City Academy Whitehawk has 60 places in each of our primary school year groups, starting from Reception and finishing with Year 6. The school will admit this number of pupils if there are sufficient applications. If fewer than 60 applications are received, the school will offer places to all of those who have applied. Brighton & Hove City Council co-ordinates the admission of children into City Academy Whitehawk at both the start of the Reception year (4+ year olds) and ‘in-year’ for older age groups.



Please find details of how to appeal, including the appeals timetable, on the Brighton and Hove Admissions website Appeal a school place decision (brighton-hove.gov.uk)


If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 

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