School admissions - where to start

Starting primary school (Reception) September 2023

If your child’s date of birth falls between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, you can apply for your child to start school in Reception for September 2023.

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
0 Year group Date of birth range
1 Reception 1 September 2017 to 31 August 2018
2 Year 1 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2017
3 Year 2 1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016
4 Year 3 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015
5 Year 4 1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014
6 Year 5 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013
7 Year 6 1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012

Starting secondary school (Year 7) September 2023

If your child’s date of birth falls between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 you should have applied for a secondary school place (for Year 7, September 2023).

The application process was open from 12 September 2022 to 31 October 2022. Any applications submitted now will be considered late.

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
0 Year group Date of birth range
1 Year 7 1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011
2 Year 8 1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010
3 Year 9 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009
4 Year 10 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008
5 Year 11 1 September 2006 to 31 August 2007

Contact information

School Admissions team