Student Information

Reporting Absence 

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

Brighton: 01273 550432 // 07384 321153

Bexhill: 01424 213890 // 07759 254056

Whatsapp: Dv8 Absence Line (07384 321153)


Term Dates 2018/2019

Autumn Term Part One: Monday 17th September – Friday 19th October
Autumn Half Term: Monday 22nd October – Friday 2nd November
Autumn Half Term Part Two: Monday 5th November – Friday 21st December
Christmas Break: Monday 24th December – Friday 4th January
INSET Day: Monday 7th January 
Spring Term Part One: Tuesday 8th January – Friday 15th February 
Spring Half Term: Monday 18th February – Friday 22nd February
Spring Term Part Two: Monday 25th February – Friday 5th April
Easter Break: Monday 8th April – Monday 22nd April
Summer Term Part One: Tuesday 23rd April – Friday 24th May
Summer Half Term: Monday 27th May – Friday 31st May
Summer Term Part Two: Monday 3rd June – Friday 28th June

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 –  Use this form if you are applying for a 16-19 bursary. (This form will be updated over the summer holidays)

NUS Extra

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Young people on Dv8 Sussex courses can now apply for an NUS Extra card, which costs £12 and offers hundreds of discounts on a variety of products. To apply for yours, click here, and enter Dv8 Sussex as your place of study.

Useful Links

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. Click here for more information.

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. Click here for more information.

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.