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Brighter Futures for Children School Admissions (Reading)

School Admissions

The team is responsible for allocating school places at Primary and Secondary school for Reading children moving for the first time into these stages of education. The team also processes applications for children moving to new schools in Reading.  These are called In Year Admissions.

For information about admissions to Infant, Junior, Primary and Secondary schools please contact us on the telephone number below.

Click on the link below for information on:

  • Admissions to Primary/Infant & Junior Schools
  • In Year Admissions - Primary & Secondary
  • Local Authority report to the office of the School Adjudicator
  • School Admission Arrangments
  • Secondary School Admissions
  • Useful Weblinks for School Admissions
  • Find your Designated School
  • Education Admission Appeals

The following link enables you to compare junior schools, secondary schools and post 16 schools and colleges in England.

Who to contact

Contact Name
School Admissions
0118 9373777 opt1
Reading Borough Council Education & Learning/Schools

Where to go

Reading Borough Council, Civic Offices
Bridge Street

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mon - Friday
Time of day

Other Details


Age Ranges
4 - 7
Referral required
Referral Details

Contact the Admissions Team on 0118 9373777

Other notes

Please note that children start primary school the September following their four birthday which means parents must apply for a school place the January before they start so they could still be only three at that time. Please check the website for key dates that are important when making an application.

Local Offer

Contact Name
Admissions Team
Contact Telephone
0118 9373777
Contact Email
Reading Borough Council Education & Learning/Schools
Local Offer Age Bands
Early Years (0-4 years)
Primary (4-10 years)
Secondary (11-16 years)

General Provider Response

Is your service accessible?
Yes please contact either by phone or email (contact information listed above)
What are the eligibility criteria for your service?
All school age children are eligible.
How are referrals/applications made to your service?
For more information regarding eligibility please see
What is your service standard for responding to referrals/accessing services?
We do respond to referals within 5 working days. However during school holidays information available will be limited.
Local Authority
Inspection outcomes/quality awards
All the RBC Schools are registered with Ofsted.
Feedback and complaints procedure
All schools have a complaints procedure in place so you should intially check with your individual school. If you wish to complain about the service provided by us you can do so through the Reading Borough Council Complaints procedure. If you are unhappy about the school that has been allocated to you then you are entitled to have your case considered by an independent appeal panel. More information is available on the admissions page on the RBC website.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.