Education and learning

Free or low cost courses for adults

Library connect -  learn how to use a computer, smart phone or tablet at your own pace . Drop in and ask at any library or phone 01273 290800 


English and Maths courses

If you’re aged 19 and over and don’t have maths or English GCSE at grade C (or equivalent),  you can access free courses. Whether you are a parent wanting to support your child's school work, for your job, or to help with your finances, you can access free courses through Multiply.  To find out more click here. Courses held at Aldridge Adult Learning in Portslade.


On-line safety for children

Parenting advice offered by Safety-net . See their website click here

Aldridge Adult Learning 
Offering a variety of courses leading to a qualification, or courses just for fun and personal interest. Career enhancement courses include:

          English, maths and computing
          Care professions
          AAT Accounting
          Teaching assistants 
          Access to university courses

And they also have a vast range of courses for hobbies and fun:
          Creative writing
          Alternative medicine 
For full details on all their course and booking click here


School holiday clubs

If you have a holiday club registered in Portslade or close by, and would like it listed here, please use our contact page for free listing

To see current school holiday clubs, click here to find it in our Kid's Activities section

Childrens education in Portslade

Advice for new parents

How to find childcare in Brighton & Hove and see what pre-school childcare funding you can get. click here

North Portslade Children's Centre 
The Rise, Mile Oak Portslade BN41 2PY. For help and advice click here

Family Hubs. Play and learn, Free play sessions with art, play and singing to help support the development of children's speech, language and literacy skills and a chance to meet new people. Wednesdays 9.30 to 11am drop-in term time only, starting 28th February 2024. North Portslade family hub,  The Rise,  BN41 2PY. For more information contact 01273 293545 or send an email to

South Portslade Children's Centre 
Portslade Library 223 Old Shoreham Road Portslade BN41 1XR . Click here for more info


Nursery schools

Acorn Nursery ~The Rise, Portslade, BN41 2PY ~ Acorn Nursery is a day care setting for children aged 3 months to 5 years click here

Baby Ducks  ~ South St, Portslade, BN41 2LE ~ Baby Ducks is an OFSTED registered playgroup for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old.  click here

Bee in the Woods Kindergarten ~  If you want something a little different to other nurseries, Bee in the Woods are an outdoor forest school, based in Portslade, BN41 2GW ~ They are open for children aged 3 - 7-years-old, 5 days a week click here for more information.

Early Explorers ~ Mile Oak Community Centre, Chalky Road, Portslade ~ open Tuesday to Friday each week, it offers an early start from 8am each morning click here

Footsteps Day Nursery ~ 221-223 Old Shoreham Rd, Portslade, BN41 1XR  ~ From 3 months to 8 years click here

Hippy Kids at Home ~ 27 Church St, Portslade, BN41 1LB ~ click here

My First Word ~ Nursery and Forest School. Where little things matter. South Portslade Community Centre, Church Rd, Portslade BN41 1LB ~ open Monday to Friday 7am to 6pm, 50 weeks of the year. Closing over the Christmas period and on Bank Holidays click here

Nanny’s House ~ Easthill House, Easthill Way, Portslade, BN41 2FA ~ ​Nanny's House is situated in a lovely park, in the heart of Portslade. click here

Pavillion Playgroup ~ College Close, Mile Oak, BN41 2WS ~ high quality care and learning for children aged from 2 to 5 years click here

Southern Cross Preschool ~ 103 Trafalgar Rd, Portslade, BN41 1GU ~ for  2 - 5 year olds click here

St Peter’s Community Primary and Nursery School ~ St Peter's Rd, Portslade, BN41 1LS ~ children can start from their third birthday. click here




Find out about education in the England, different types of school, the national curriculum and key learning stages. click here

To apply for a place at an infant, junior, primary or secondary school ~ click here

Primary Schools

Benfield Primary School 255 Old Shoreham Rd, Portslade, BN41 1XS ~ click here

Brackenbury Primary School Locks Hill, Portslade, BN41 2LA ~ click here

Eastbrook Primary Academy Manor Hall Rd, Southwick ~ click here

Hill Park School ~ Special school for children who have significant learning difficulties, who are 4 to 16 years old.  ~ Foredown Rd, Portslade, BN41 2FU ~ click here

Mile Oak Primary School Graham Ave, Mile Oak, Portslade, BN41 2WN ~ click here

Peter Gladwin Primary School Drove Rd, Portslade, BN41 2PA ~ click here

St Marys Catholic Primary School Church Rd, Portslade, BN41 1LB ~ click here

St Nicolas CE Primary School Locks Hill, Portslade, BN41 2LA ~ click here

St Peter's Community Primary and Nursery School  St Peter's Rd, Portslade, BN41 1LS ~ click here

 For secondary schools click here

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