Brightwalton C.E.Primary School

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Our next Open Week for September 2024 Reception places will take place in the Autumn Term.  We will be offering individual appointments, please contact the school office for more information - 01488638337 or email on

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


How to join us...


  • If you are looking for a Reception or Primary School place for your child please contact us if you would like to visit the school
  • We do recruit 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 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 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.