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.

All admissions are processed through Bracknell Forest Council.  Please visit their ‘Starting Secondary School’ web page for more information about how and when to apply: Bracknell Forest ‘Starting Secondary School’  Go to Web Page

Please see below for our admissions procedures and criteria.

Intake September 2020

The application process for secondary school places (Year 7, September 2020) closed on 31 October 2019.

On National Offer Day, 2nd March 2020

Emails and Letters have been sent out.

Monday 16th March 2020 is the latest date for accepting the offer of a school place. Failure to do this could result in the offer of a place being withdrawn.

Please click here for Appeals Information

Appeals FAQs Download PDF

Admissions Procedures and Criteria

Admissions Arrangements  Please go to our Policies Web Page

Appeals Information Please see here for our Appeals Information

Bracknell Forest Council Education Website Go to Web Page

Map of Brakenhale Catchment Area  Download PDF

Find My Nearest School Go to Web Page

Free School Meals Go to Web Page

Intake Year 7 September 2020

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

Open Evening for Year 7 Intake 2020

Thursday 19th September 2019 – 6pm to 8.30pm


Open Evening Subject Information

Please go to our Information Web Page

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

Intake Year 7 September 2019

We sent information to parents and students week commencing 4th March 2019.  Student Registration Forms to be completed and returned to the school by Wednesday 20th March 2019.

Year 7 New Student Information Booklet 2019-20  Download PDF

Year 7 Student Registration Form 2019-20  Download PDF

Please read our Privacy Notice in conjunction with completing the Student Registration Form above   Download PDF

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

Open Evening for Year 7 Intake 2019-20

Thursday 20th September 2018 – 6pm to 8.30pm

Open Evening Information Booklet  Download PDF

Please see below for the recording of Ms Coley’s presentation to the parents and students in attendance:


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

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 2020 Download PDF

September 2019  Download PDF

September 2018 Download PDF

September 2017  Download PDF