student information

reporting an absence

To report a student absence, please use one of the following methods:

Brighton Centre Office: 01273 550432

Bexhill Centre Office: 01424 213890

Text: 07441907928 (please note you cannot call this)


Dv8 is providing additional booster sessions and 1:1 sessions for all English and mathematics students that have had their studies affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

These sessions are for no more than four students at any one time and are being delivered by all our English and mathematics teaching team up until the end of the academic year.

Students are invited to the sessions that are most appropriate to their individual needs. This is based on their progress to date and the individual areas for improvement that have been identified through summative and formative assessment. These sessions are in addition to Dv8 providing on-going drop-in support sessions.

Dv8 is also committed to providing English and mathematics students with access to an online study programme that will provide 24/7 support outside their timetabled sessions.

For further details on the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund, please do not hesitate to contact us.

application forms

16-19 Bursary Guidance – This tells you about the types of bursaries available through Dv8 Sussex and also about Free Meals.

16-19 Bursary Application Form (printable) or 16-19 Bursary Application (digital)- Use this form if you are applying for a 16-19 bursary.


TOTUM | The #1 UK Student Discount Card and App

What used to be NUS Extra, TOTUM offers young people the same discounts as before. As a student at Dv8 Sussex, you can apply for a TOTUM card here, which costs from £14.99 per year.


Now more than ever young people are experiencing a range of issues and difficulties and the recent period of lockdown can compound these issues and contribute to feelings of isolation and anxiety. Whilst there is always support available at Dv8 it is also important for young people to be aware of support services should they need them at any time. This Safeguarding Hub is a resource toolkit for young people of services available to them, from information on safer sex to assistance with practical and emotional support and more.



The Young Peoples Centre offers lots of free advice and support, running various drop-ins to help with things like Sexual Health, IT/Computing, Healthy Cooking, Counselling and lots more.

The Youth Advice Centre has now merged with Housing Advice and offers a range of services for 13-25 year olds including general advice, housing advice, sexual health and emotional/listening support.

Childline offers free and confidential advice on a wide range of issues. 

YMCA WiSE works across Brighton and Hove, Surrey and East Sussex to support children and young people to stay safe in their relationships.

You can make a report to CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection command) if you are worried about online sexual abuse or the way someone has been communicating with you online.

Papyrus provides confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through their helpline, HOPELINEUK. 

The National Self Harm Network (NSHN) supports friends, families and carers of individuals who self harm.

Where To Go For enables you to search for the services on offer in Brighton & Hove.

The Mix offers essential support for those aged under 25 on a range of issues.

A website listing services and projects available for young people aged 13-25 in Brighton & Hove. Click here for more information.

For information about the different types of Benefits available and how to apply, click here.