With the deadline now looming for secondary school applications (31st October), and the deadline for primary schools not that far away either (15th January), we got thinking about what makes a good place to send your child to school. With its great supply of family homes, family-friendly feel and wide range of activities, we feel Brighton and Hove has it all.


There’s always something going on in Brighton and Hove, and the same goes for its schools and educational programmes. There are so many opportunities for children to experience and learn about new things. There’s truly something to bring out the best in every child! As well as the fantastic education offered by the numerous good schools in the area, there are plenty of extra-curricular activities to keep kids learning when they’re not in class. These include dance and sports clubs, library schemes, performing arts schools and plenty of playgrounds and green spaces for children to burn off that extra energy! If you don’t know where to start looking, Brighton and Hove City Council is a good place to start.

Community projects

Brighton and Hove has a strong community spirit. Children are encouraged to get involved and make a difference, making the city an even better place for everyone to live. The Sussex Wildlife TrustUniversity of Brighton, Brighton and Hove Albion and Phoenix Brighton are just a few of the organisations that regularly work with Brighton’s schools, educating children and expanding their worlds.

Coastal climate

It’s been suspected for many years, but it’s now a confirmed scientific fact that living by the coast is good for your health. Kids can benefit from the fresh sea air both physically and mentally; and all that extra oxygen creates the perfect learning environment, keeping children more awake, alert and in a better mood.

Great transport links

What with our regular buses and multiple train stations, there are plenty of safe and simple transport links in the city. You can send your children to school with peace of mind, knowing that they’ll get from A to B in one piece. Perfect for busy parents!

Family homes

Brighton and Hove is an all-round favourite for families looking to relocate, and it consistently tops the ‘Best Place to Live’ lists. Here is just a small selection of the properties your family could call home.

St. Luke’s Terrace, Brighton

Situated in the catchment area of the highly desirable St. Luke’s primary school, rated outstanding by Ofsted, this bright and cheerful four-bedroom house beautifully combines traditional features with modern finishes. The garden offers afternoon sunshine for the children to burn off after-school energy, and the two spacious bathrooms should cut down on fights in the mornings!

Founthill Avenue, Saltdean

This five-bedroom home is located directly opposite the Oval Park, which has a cafe, playground and tennis courts. Saltdean Lido and the seafront are both only minutes way, as are a number of highly regarded schools.

Southdown Road, Shoreham-by-Sea

This four-bedroom house is full of character! Arranged over three floors, this versatile home could be adapted to any family’s specific needs, and even includes a self-contained one-bedroom annexe. Not only do you get a beautiful garden, but also a south-facing roof terrace with views of the South Downs. With all the amenities in the vicinity, your family will have plenty to keep them occupied.

Tongdean Rise, Brighton

This luxurious family home certainly has the wow factor! Decorated to an extremely high standard, this spacious house has five bedrooms – or four bedrooms and a gym or studio if you prefer – a landscaped garden and stunning views.

Marine Avenue, Hove

Situated in the sought-after area of New Church Road, this lovely period home backs onto the popular Wish Park. Four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious south-facing living room and a rear garden should give your family everything they need.

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