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

For starting Year 7 at Brakenhale in September 2019 the deadline for applications to be submitted to the Local Authority is the 31st October 2018.

Please see below for our admissions procedures and criteria.

Admissions Arrangements  Please go to our Policies Web Page

Appeals Information 2019-20  Download PDF

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

In Year Admission Information 2018-19  Download PDF

Bracknell Forest In Year Application Form 2018-19  Download PDF

In Year Student Registration Form (only complete this form once your application through Bracknell Forest has been approved)  Download PDF

Bracknell Forest Admission Consultation

Bracknell Forest are currently consulting on the admission arrangements for 2020-21 for the community and voluntary controlled schools within the area.

For more information please see the attached overview Download PDF

They invite you to comment on this consultation via the following link:

Bracknell Forest Admission Arrangements 2020-21 Consultation

Intake Year 7 September 2019

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.

Intake Year 7 September 2018

We will be sending information to parents and students week commencing 5th March 2018.  We will also send the Student Registration Form to be completed and returned to the school by Wednesday 21st March 2018.

Year 7 New Student Information Booklet 2018-19  Download PDF

Year 7 Student Registration Form 2018-19  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.

 

Transition Days for Year 6 students: Wednesday 4th July and Thursday 5th July 2018

Both days really supported the Year 6s in becoming part of #teambrakenhale.  Lessons were engaging, activities enjoyable and challenging and the atmosphere clear, positive but with consistent expectations.  A massive thank you to all the staff, Year 10 student ambassadors and all students for their support and interactions.

Transition Evening Presentation Download PDF

Transition Days Induction Diary Download PDF

Summer Curriculum Information Booklet Download PDF

Tools for Learning (only available from school main reception) Download PDF

School Uniform Shop Opening Times

Summer Holiday

Wednesday 1st August

Wednesday 15th August

Friday 24th August

Wednesday 29th August

Thursday 30th August

Friday 31st August

Monday 3rd September (Inset Day)

Tuesday 4th September (Inset Day)

 

 

10am – 12noon

10am – 12noon

10am – 2pm

10am – 2pm

10am – 3pm

10am – 3pm

10am – 3pm

10am – 3pm

Term Time

Monday

Thursday

 

3.05pm – 4pm

3.05pm – 4pm

 

Appeals
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 2018 must be received by Friday 28th April 2018 at the latest if these are to be heard by the Independent Appeals Committee by Friday 7th July 2018. Appeals received after Friday 28th April where possible, will be heard by Friday 7th July 2018; 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

Year 6 Open Evening 2017 for 2018 Entry

Our Open Evening for Year 6 students starting in Year 7 in September 2018 was held on Thursday 21st September 2017 and parents had the opportunity to meet the Headteacher and other senior leaders and have a tour of the school.

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.

Appeals

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

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 2018 Download PDF

September 2017  Download PDF