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.

Intake September 2021

Open Evening – Thursday 17th September, 2020 – 6pm

We would like to advise that due to the ongoing pandemic and following Local Authority and Greenshaw Learning Trust guidance, we are unable to hold our annual Open Evening in the usual format.

We hope that you will take this opportunity to learn more about the fantastic school (current Pride of Bracknell School of the Year) that Brakenhale is and see all of the wonderful opportunities that are available for the students who are lucky enough to attend here.

We are delighted to share with you the following links:

Live Stream by Ms Coley, Headteacher


Department Information Video


Virtual School Tour


The application process for secondary school places (Year 7, September 2021) closes on 31st October 2020

We are sorry that we were unable to host you in our fantastic new building this year, however, we hope you enjoyed the event and found the information useful in making this important decision for your son/daughter.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us:

Good luck with your applications.

Admissions Procedure

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’ and Admissions Go to Admissions Web Page

When do I apply:

For September 2021 entry – Applications open 12 September 2020 and close 31 October 2020

Please see below for further admissions procedures and criteria.

Year 6 Transition Website

Please visit our Year 6 Transition Website, dedicated to all things Brakenhale for our new students who will be joining us in September.

Intake Year 7 September 2020

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

Please click on the links below for more information about Year 7 at Brakenhale:

Year 7 2020 Information Booklet  Download PDF

Year 7 2020 Student Registration Form  Download PDF

Privacy Notice for Students and Parents  Download PDF

Social and Medical Information Form  Download PDF

Please click here for Appeals Information

Appeals FAQs Download PDF

Open Evening for Year 7 Intake 2020: This took place on Thursday 19th September 2019 

Open Evening Subject Information  Please go to our Information Web Page

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

Admissions Procedures and Criteria

Admissions Arrangements  Please go to our Policies Web Page

Greenshaw Learning Trust Admisisons Policy  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

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