Starting secondary school

When to apply

To start in September 2022

If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011, the application process for secondary school places (Year 7, September 2022) was open from 12 September 2021 to 31 October 2021. 

To start in September 2023

If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 applications will open on 12 September 2022.  They will close on 31 October 2022. 

The information below relates to children born on or between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011.

Make a late application

Please make sure you read all the information below 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 secondary school places (Year 7, September 2022) was open from 12 September 2021 to 31 October 2021.

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

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

Before you apply for a secondary school place, you must read The Guide to Secondary Education 2022 to 2023.

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Apply online

To make a late application please fill in our online form.

Make a late application for a secondary school place

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

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

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Supporting documents

Supporting documents can be emailed to school.admissions@bracknell-forest.gov.uk and must be submitted by 31 October 2021. 

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 Secondary Education 2022 to 2023.

After you apply

On time applications

If you apply online before the National Closing Day, 31 October 2021 you will receive your offer of a school place by email on Tuesday 1 March 2022.

If you submit a paper application form before the National Closing Day, 31 October 2021 your offer of a school place will be posted to you on Tuesday 1 March 2022. School Admissions will not confirm the offer of a school place over the phone.

Once you receive your offer you will need to finalise your application by accepting or refusing the school place offered. This must be completed by Tuesday 15 March 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 Day, 31 October 2021 will be considered as late and will be processed within our second round of applications from Tuesday 15 March 2022.

Contact information

School Admissions team