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Brakenhale School

BFC Admissions Consultation

Bracknell Forest are consulting on changing the Admission Arrangements for the Community and Voluntary Controlled Secondary and Primary Schools for 2025-26.

Attached is the proposed admission arrangements and the consultation document which includes information on how to respond.

Overview of Proposed Changes For intake year 2025-2026


When an admission authority wants to make changes to their admission arrangements, they must consult to ensure all views are heard.
Bracknell Forest Council as the admission authority for community and voluntary controlled schools is consulting on the following:

  1. Proposed change to reduce the Published Admission Number (PAN) for College Town Primary School from 90 to 60.
  2. Proposed change to reduce the Published Admissions Number (PAN) for Owlsmoor Primary School from 90 to 60.

Why are we proposing these changes?

There is a surplus of places across the borough and these schools have seen a fall in their roll. A reduction in PAN will help the governing body of these schools provide stability in their long-term planning, including the set-up of the school and with budget planning.

How can you respond?

The consultation takes place between 06 November and 18 December 2023. You can respond via the Council’s online survey
or by emailing


What happens next?

After the consultation closes responses will be collated and presented to the Executive Member for Education who will decide whether or not to proceed with the proposed changes as well as determining the admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools.

Admission arrangements will be determined by 28 February 2024 and published on the Bracknell Forest website by 15 March 2024.