Brightwalton C.E.Primary School

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Brightwalton is a welcoming village school, set in an idyllic location, where each child is seen as an individual. We are a small school which offers big opportunities.

    If you would like your child to attend our school, please see full details of our admission arrangements below. 


    How to join us...


    • Please contact the school office for more information or to book an individual visit - 01488638337 or email on  
    • We admit many children from beyond our catchment area as we are based in a small village.
    • People relocate, so places throughout the school do come up at all times of the year. It is always worth applying for a place.
    • We are convenient for working parents, located within easy access of Newbury, Wantage and beyond, and offering both a Breakfast Club and Tea Club.


     As a Voluntary Aided Church of England school, we are our own admissions authority but all admissions are managed through the West Berkshire admission teams.



    Starting school for the first time?

    Please complete the application form for reception places on the West Berkshire website by January 15th, for admission in the following September. 


    Joining us in Year 1,2,3,4,5 or 6?

    Do come and visit the school before you apply, appointments can be made by contacting the school office on or telephoning 01488638337. Please complete the application form for in year admissions on the West Berkshire website. Once you have received a letter from West Berkshire informing you, you have a place please contact the office again to arrange how we are going to settle your child into their class.

    It is a requirement that we consult on our Admissions Policy every 7 years. 

    Please find below our proposed Admission Arrangements for 2025 - 26. They will be available to read here until Monday 18th December, when the consultation period will close.

    Any comments should be sent to the school by email to 

    The children have made a virtual tour for you to enjoy. Thankyou very much to:

    • Wellingtonia Class for creating the content
    • Mrs Herrington, our Chair of Governors, for supporting the filming
    • Tom Herrington, an ex-pupil, for supporting the editing
    • Mr de Chazal, one of our parents, for taking the drone shots

    Brightwalton Virtual Tour

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