Brill C of E School is an academy within Buckinghamshire and the Diocese of Oxford. The Governing Body is the admissions authority, and the authors of the admission arrangements. This has been designed to comply with the School Admissions Code 2014 and all other relevant legislation including that on infant class sizes and equality.
The Published Admission Number for all year groups is 30.
The School participates in Buckinghamshire’s Fair Access Protocol.
The admission arrangements for Reception (Foundation Stage) entry from 2024, plus all other in-year admissions are detailed in the documents below. Applications for places in the Reception year for children should be made via the Buckinghamshire County Council Common Application Form (CAF), available in the Primary Guide or via the Bucks CC website.
The School manages its own in-year admissions. Please contact the School Office on 01844237710 in the first instance so that any further relevant information can be provided to you. The appropriate form for an in-year admissions application to the school will then be the Bucks Council Admissions Form (listed below). Notification of the outcome of an in-year application will be made in writing within 15 school days.
Catchment area: The area which includes the parishes of Brill, Dorton and Chilton, bounded as shown on the map below. This can be viewed in more detail here.
We will be holding an Open Event for parents/carers of children starting in Reception in September 2024 later this term. Please keep in eye on this page of our website for updated details as they are confirmed.
If your child has any additional needs, please do get in contact to find out how at Brill we may be able to support your child and their needs.
All applications must be made via the Local Education Authority starting primary school application form. Applications open in November 2023. The closing date for Reception is 15th January 2024.
National primary offer day will be in April 2024. This is for children starting primary school in September 2024.
If you’ve applied online, you will receive an email from Buckinghamshire Council.
If you’ve made a paper application and provided Buckinghamshire Council with an email address, you will receive an email.
Where an application for a Yr R place at the school is unsuccessful, please speak to Buckinghamshire Council in the first instance.
We welcome visits from prospective parents and pupils, and will be holding an Open Morning on Tuesday 7th November for parents/carers of children starting in Reception in September 2024. The morning will begin at 9am in the school hall with a presentation from our Headteacher, Mrs Louise White, followed by small group tours and a question and answer session to end. We anticipate the morning finishing at approx 10.30am, but our usual weekly Collective Worship, led by members of the church, takes place directly after the open morning, so parents are also welcome to stay on and join us for this should you wish to.
Please click the link below to book your place.
Throughout the rest of the year we hold monthly open morning sessions for any in year admissions, which are a slightly shorter version of our main open morning in November, where parents can tour the school with Mrs White or a member of our Senior Leadership Team. Please contact the school office for details of our next session.
‘Where an application for an in year place at the school is unsuccessful, parents have the right to appeal against the decision. (If you have been offered a place at another school then please first take the time to visit that school; you may find that it meets all your child’s needs and that you would be happy for your child to go to that school). Should you wish to challenge an unsuccessful application for a place at Brill School then you must, in the first instance, click below to complete the ‘Appeals Form’. Send the completed ‘Appeals Form’ to the school office either by emailing email@example.com, or by handing in a copy into the school office for the attention of the Admissions Panel. (To request a printed copy please contact the school office.)
Following receipt of this form, the school Admissions Panel will officially meet to discuss the grounds of this appeal, taking all given information into account. You will be notified in writing as to the outcome of this internal review within 5 days.
If you are unhappy with the result of the initial outcome, and wish to pursue this appeal further, you must notify Jayne Gibson-Harris, Chair of Governors, of this in writing along with any extra evidence you would like to submit by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Your appeal will then be escalated to an external and independent admissions panel led by the Oxford Diocese.
It should be noted that, in the event of an unsuccessful appeal against non-admission, the school does not consider any further application in the same school year (1 September – 31 August), unless there has been a material change in circumstances, for example a change of address which results in a move from outside the catchment area to inside it.
You can expect to receive notification of your escalated appeal and information related to the hearing according to the following timetable.
As a Buckinghamshire school, our pupils also have the option of entering the Bucks Secondary Transfer Test which gives them the option of a variety of local grammar schools in Buckinghamshire to choose from including;
Former pupils maintain Brill friendships into their teenage years and adult life and retain a strong affection for Brill School returning for community events like Art on the Hill and the Big Brill Camp.