School admissions - where to start

Starting primary school (Reception) September 2022

If your child’s date of birth falls on or between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 you can now apply for your child to start school (Reception).

Please see starting primary school.

Changing primary school

If you are moving to (or within) Bracknell Forest and your child’s date of birth falls on or between the date of birth ranges in the table below you need to fill in an in-year application to transfer to a Bracknell Forest school.

Birth date ranges for primary school year groups
Year group Date of birth range
Reception 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017
Year 1 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016
Year 2 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015
Year 3 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014
Year 4 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013
Year 5 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012
Year 6 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011

Starting secondary school (Year 7) September 2022

If your child’s date of birth falls on or between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 you will be able to apply for your child's transfer to secondary school (for Year 7, September 2022) from 12 September 2021 to 31 October 2021.

Please see starting secondary school.

Changing secondary school

If you are moving to (or within) Bracknell Forest and your child’s date of birth falls on or between the date of birth ranges in the table below you need to fill in an in-year application to transfer to a Bracknell Forest school.

Birth date ranges for secondary school year groups
Year group Date of birth range
Year 7 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010
Year 8 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009
Year 9 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008
Year 10 1 September 2006 to 31 August 2007
Year 11 1 September 2005 to 31 August 2006

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