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Brighter Futures for Children School Admissions (Reading)

School Admissions

School admissions in Reading are delivered by Brighter Futures for Children, on behalf of Reading Borough Council.

For information on School Admissions please visit

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  • Admissions to Primary/Infant & Junior Schools
  • In Year Admissions - Primary & Secondary
  • Report to the office of the School Adjudicator
  • School Admission Arrangments
  • Secondary School Admissions
  • Useful Weblinks for School Admissions
  • Find your Designated School
  • Elective home education (home schooling)

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

Who to contact

Contact Name
Brighter Futures for Children - School Admissions
0118 9373777 (option 1)
Brighter Futures for Children - Website

Where to go

Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC)
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 (option 2)
Contact Email
Brighter Futures for Children - School Admissions
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.
Inspection outcomes/quality awards
All the BFfC Schools are registered with Ofsted.

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.