Starting primary school

When to apply

To start in September 2022

If your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018, the application process for primary school places (Reception, September 2022) has now closed.

To make a late application please refer to the information below.

To start in September 2023

If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 applications will open on 5 November 2022. They will close on 15 January 2023.

This page relates to children born on or between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.

Make a late application

Please make sure you read all the information on this page before completing your application.

This process is for Bracknell Forest residents only. If you are not a Bracknell Forest resident, you will need to apply to your home local authority. You must apply to your home local authority no matter what school you wish to apply for.

The application process for primary school places (Reception, September 2022) was open from 5 November 2021 to 15 January 2022.

Your application will now be considered as late. More information about the late application process can be found in The Guide to Primary Education 2022 to 2023.

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If you are in the process of moving to or within Bracknell Forest, contact the School Admissions Team before completing your application.

Apply online

To make a late application fill in the online form.

Make a late application for a primary school place

If you are not able to use the online form, please use the application form below.

At this time there are limited staff in the council offices. There may be a delay to applications or documents posted by mail to School Admissions.

Supporting documents

Supporting documents can be emailed to school.admissions@bracknell-forest.gov.uk

The School Admissions team will not confirm which documents you need to send as part of your application.

It is your responsibility to read the admission arrangements for your preferred schools and submit any documents required. These are all listed in The Guide to Primary Education 2022 to 2023.

After you apply

On time applications

If you applied online before the National Closing Date of 15 January 2022 you will get your offer of a school place by email on 16 April 2022 (or the next working day).

If you submitted a paper application form before the National Closing Date of 15 January 2022, your offer of a school place will be posted to you on 16 April 2022 (or the next working day). School Admissions will not confirm the offer of a school place over the phone.

Once you get your offer you must finalise your application by accepting or refusing the school place offered. This must be completed by 4 May 2022. Failure to do so may result in the school place being withdrawn.

More details will be provided with your outcome.

Late applications

All applications submitted after the National Closing Date of 15 January 2022 will be considered as late. They will be processed within the second round of admissions from 4 May 2022.

Contact information

School Admissions team