We appreciate that moving to a new school is a huge adjustment for parents and students, if you have any queries on any of the information in this section or any questions about your child joining The Brakenhale School, please do not hesitate to contact us. We very much look forward to meeting all new starters and working together with you and your child throughout their education.

Admissions Policy  Please go to our Policies Web Page

Bracknell Forest Council Education Website Go to Web Page

Bracknell Forest Guide to Secondary Education  Download PDF

Map of Brakenhale Catchment Area  Download PDF

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Free School Meals Go to Web Page

In Year Admission Information 2016-17  Download PDF

In Year Student Registration Form 2016-17  Download PDF

Intake Year 7 September 2018

Year 6 Open Evening for 2018 Entry

Our Open Evening for Year 6 students starting in Year 7 in September 2018 was held on Thursday 21st September 2017 from 6.o0pm to 8.30pm.

During this evening the school was open for tours with talks by the headteacher Jane Coley at 6pm and 8pm.

School Tours

We will be holding tours of the school during the day on the following dates between 9.15am and 10.45am:

  • Open Evening Information Poster 21-9-17Friday 29th September
  • Monday 2nd October
  • Wednesday 4th October
  • Friday 6th October
  • Monday 9th October
  • Wednesday 11th October
  • Friday 13th October

To book your tour please telephone the school on 01344 423041 or email mainreception@brakenhale.co.uk

Intake Year 7 September 2017

We held a Year 6 Information Evening for parents in September which gave parents the opportunity to meet the Headteacher and other senior leaders and to attend introductory sessions on key curriculum and pastoral issues.  Below you can find information given out during the evening.

Information Evening Booklet Download PDF

SEN AND EAL Open Evening Presentation 2016 Download PDF

This was followed by our Year 6 Open Evening for parents and students with tours of the school and a talk by the Headteacher and tours of the school during the working day during September and October.

We have sent information to parents and students about the school, together with admissions forms to be completed and returned.  Form should be returned by Friday 17th March 2017.

Year 7 New Student Information Booklet 2017-18  Download PDF

Year 7 Student Registration Form 2017-18  Download PDF

Year 7 New Student Curriculum Information 2017-18  Download PDF

Please telephone the school on 01344 423041 if you would like any further information.


Parents/carers have a statutory right of appeal under the School Standards & Framework Act 1998 if a place is not offered.

Appeals for entry in September 2017 must be received by Friday 28th April 2017 at the latest if these are to be heard by the Independent Appeals Committee by Friday 7th July 2017. Appeals received after Friday 28th April where possible, will be heard by Friday 7th July 2017; however, this will depend on the date the appeal is lodged and cannot be guaranteed.

Parents/carers wishing to appeal must send a written request for an Appeals Pack to admissions@greenshaw.co.uk or;

Head of Admissions, The Greenshaw Learning Trust, Grennell Road, Sutton, SM1 3DY

Brakenhale Opening Evening 2017

Prospective Students

Our aim is to encourage and develop excellence in our students in all aspects of their school life, from their experiences in lessons to the wide range of extra curricular activities on offer. In recognising our students as individuals we offer a ‘personalised learning approach’ that involves setting high expectations and individualised subject targets for each student. Progress towards these targets is tracked throughout the year and achievement recognised and rewarded.

During the Summer term Year 6 students are invited to two induction days, during which they will take part in various activities and sample lessons to allow them to get to know us and we them.  For students starting in the September the induction dates will be confirmed during the year.

During the visit students will meet their tutor group and be involved in a varied programme including sampling lessons and team building activities.  This year the students will also complete CAT tests.  There is no preparation that the student can do, and please reassure your child that these are nothing to worry about.

There will be a meeting during the summer term for parents/carers and students to meet the Senior Leadership team, Head of Year and tutors.  We will also be hosting a coffee morning where you will have a further opportunity to meet the Headteacher, Head of Year and other and other key adults who will be supporting your child during their education.

Allocation of Places

September 2017  Download PDF