Starting primary school

This page relates to children born on or between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.

If your child’s date of birth does not fall on or between these dates, please read our school admissions - where to start page.

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.

If your child was born on or between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019 you will be able to apply for a primary school place from November 2022 for your child to start school from September 2023.

The application process for starting primary school (Reception, September 2023) is open from 5 November 2022 -15 January 2023.

We strongly advise that you mark our key dates in your diary to avoid missing any deadlines.

Before you apply you must read The Guide to Primary Education 2023 to 2024 below.

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