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Why have I not been offered my preferred school?

This page is only related to those applicants applying for a Year 7 or Reception school place for September 2020.
If you have received an offer relating to an in-year application, please refer to your outcome letter or go to What happens after I apply to change schools.

If we have not been able to offer your child a place at your preferred school, this is because there were more applications for the school than there were available places and not all requests for places could be met.

Places were allocated in line with the admissions criteria published by the relevant admission authority and your application was not ranked high enough to obtain a place. If you listed own admissions authority schools (for example Voluntary Aided, Academy or Grammar Schools) on your application and this school was listed higher than the school offered, then the Governors of the school were unable to offer a place to your child as your application was not ranked high enough against their admissions criteria.

For admission to Year 7 or Reception for September 2020 you will be able to see the number of applications received for Bracknell Forest schools and how these were ranked against the relevant admissions criteria on our allocation breakdown page.

Only those applicants ranked high enough were able to be offered a place at the individual schools. The cut off number for each school is its Published Admission Number (PAN). This is the number of places available at the school for the relevant year group for September 2020. This information is also in the allocation breakdown.

For late applicants we are unable to offer a place at your preferred school(s) as all of these schools are oversubscribed. By this we mean that your preferred school(s) have reached their published admissions number.

Information regarding reasons for refusal and school admissions appeals can be found in the document below.

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