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How to apply

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

If your child’s date of birth does not fall on or between these dates, please see our when to apply page.

If your child was born on or between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018 you will be able to apply for a primary school place from November 2021 for your child to start school from September 2022.

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

When applying for a school place to start school for the very first time (Reception) you must apply to your home local authority. Therefore, the information provided on this page and the Key Dates provided only relate to Bracknell Forest residents.

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) is open from Friday 5 November 2021 to Saturday 15 January 2022.

The guide to primary education 2022 to 2023 is available below. You must read this before completing your application.

Please check back from Friday 5 November 2021 to apply.

If you are not a Bracknell Forest resident, we would advise you speak to your home local authority regarding their pre-admission’s procedure.

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