Starting School

If you are interested in a place for your child at Brightwell School, please contact Mrs Major in the school office to arrange a visit.

Applications for admission to the reception class for the academic year starting September 2023 can be made online or by using the using the Common Application Form (Primary) from the Local Education Authority. Applications are best made online.

Key dates Event
1 November 2022 Applications open
15 January 2023 Closing date for applications.
17 April 2023 National Allocation Day: letters (sent by second class post) and emails sent detailing the offer of a school place.
5 September 2023 Start of the school year.







Click here for the Oxfordshire County Council appeals timetable for September 2023 entry.


Transferring or moving school


Applications for school places are administered by the Local Education Authority. Information is available from school or here. 

If you are moving area or thinking of changing schools and would like to arrange a tour of the school with Ms Potts, please contact Mrs Sindy Major in the school office on 01491 837024.


Admissions Policy 2022-2023

Admissions Policy 2023-2024

Admissions Policy 2024-2025