Key dates for primary school admissions

September 2023

This Guide (The Guide to Primary Education 2024 to 2025) is published on the Bracknell Forest website.
 

5 November 2023

The online admissions site goes live allowing parents to apply. Paper forms can be requested from the School Admissions Team.

15 January 2024 - national closing date

The latest date that you can submit your online application, the online site will then close. 

The latest date for your completed paper application form to be returned. Forms received after this date will be regarded as late. This will affect your application.

The latest date to submit all relevant supporting documentation.

2 February 2024

The latest date for accepting applications for those moving into Bracknell Forest. 

The latest date for applicants moving within Bracknell Forest to update their address on their on-time application.

16 April 2024 - national offer day

Parents and carers will be able to log into their Citizens Portal account to view their offer.

Emails to Bracknell Forest residents, who applied online and on-time, will be sent out to parents and carers from 8am. Emails will inform them of which primary school their child has been offered. These will be sent to the email address used to make the application.

Emails to Bracknell Forest residents who returned a paper application form on-time, will be sent out to parents and carers from 8am. Emails will inform them of which primary school their child has been offered. These will be sent to the email address used to make the application. 

Letters will be posted to on-time applicants where no email address is available.
 

3 May 2024

The latest date for on-time applicants to respond to the school place offered. Failure to do this could result in the offer being withdrawn.

School Admissions begin processing the second round of admissions. This is the date late applications and amendments will be processed from.

This does not mean outcomes will be sent on this date. Outcomes will be sent shortly after processing begins.

16 May 2024

The closing date for lodging school admissions appeals (in order to be heard before the beginning of Autumn Term, September 2024).

Contact information

School Admissions team