Admission Arrangements 

Please find the Admission policy on the Policies page of the website

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 September 2023 onwards, 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

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.

Reception September 2023

We will be holding an Open Event for parents/carers of children starting in Reception in September 2023 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 so find out how at St Mary's we maybe able to support your child and their needs. 

All applicants must be made via the Local Education Authority starting primary school application form. Applications open in November 2022. The closing date for Reception January 2023.

National primary offer day will be in April 2023. This is for children starting primary school in September 2023.

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 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 pursue an appeal then you must, in the first instance, click here to complete the 'Appeals Form'. Send the completed 'Appeals Form' to the school office either by emailing, 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 appeal 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 case 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, 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 appeal and information related to the hearing according to the following timetable.

 Useful Links for Parents:

Parent Guide to Secondary

Contact Details for Admissions: 


Click on this link for School admissions | Buckinghamshire Council


Telephone Number: 0345 241 2487


Admissions Documents 2022

 Administering Medicines Form - Template B.pdfDownload
 Administration of Medicines Statement.pdfDownload
 Application For Free School Meals.pdfDownload
 Brill C of E Primary School Privacy Notice.pdfDownload
 Bucks Council_admissions_form_v1.pdfDownload
 GDPR Data Protection.pdfDownload
 Health Care Plan Form - Template A.pdfDownload
 Home School Agreement Brill.pdfDownload
 ICT Code of Conduct.pdfDownload
 Photo Consent.pdfDownload
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