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School admissions - where to start

Starting primary school (Reception) September 2021

If your child’s date of birth falls on or between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017 you will be able to apply for your child to start school (Reception) from September 2021 later this year.

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.

Date of birth ranges for changing schools mid year

Year group

Date of birth range

Reception

1 September 2015 to 31 August 2016

Year 1

1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015

Year 2

1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014

Year 3

1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013

Year 4

1 September 2011 to 31 August 2012

Year 5

1 September 2010 to 31 August 2011

Year 6

1 September 2009 to 31 August 2010

Starting secondary school (Year 7) September 2021

If your child’s date of birth falls on or between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 you will be able to apply for your child to start secondary school (Year 7) from September 2021. This process is open from 12 September 2020 to 31 October 2020. 

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.

DOB ranges for changing secondary school

Year group

Date of birth range

Year 7

1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009

Year 8

1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008

Year 9

1 September 2006 to 31 August 2007

Year 10

1 September 2005 to 31 August 2006

Year 11

1 September 2004 to 31 August 2005

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