We know that selecting the right school for your child is a big decision, therefore we have made the process as simple as possible for you.

  • The first step would be to contact us by telephone on 01423 508558 to speak to one of our Admissions Team or to complete our Contact Form to give us further information about your child. 
  • Visit us – all our tours are run by our Headteacher, Mr Masterson, providing an excellent opportunity for you to ask questions about any aspect of life at Brackenfield. 
  • Book a taster day – it’s important that you know that Brackenfield is the right place for your family and that your child will settle and feel at home. These days provide the best opportunity to experience a typical day at Brackenfield. 
  • If you feel that our school is right for your child then you can register and pay your deposit.
  • Keep in touch – it’s important to us that you become part of the Brackenfield family, even before your child starts school. Through our social media and newsletters, we will keep you informed of all the great things that are going on, and events for you to attend.


Brackenfield Nursery is available to children from the age of two. Our nursery children enjoy learning through play and are encouraged to develop at their own pace. A strong partnership between school and home enables them to make the best possible start to their education. 

The transition to the reception class commences during the spring term to ensure that each child is fully prepared for their move to the main school in the Autumn. Entry to the nursery is not selective, so places are awarded according to availability. We operate a registration process and advise all parents hoping to secure a place at Brackenfield to register their child as early as possible, preferably at birth.   



(from 4-6 years) : Children transition to Reception in             September following their fourth birthday.


(from 7 to 11 years ) : Children automatically transfer to Juniors remaining at Brackenfield until the end of Year 6.


Our admissions team will support you through the process of joining Brackenfield. We encourage prospective families to visit us as many times as they wish, through personal tours with Mr Masterson or on one of our scheduled open days. Children are also invited to experience a typical day with their prospective class on a taster day. 

Contact the office on 01423 508558 to arrange a visit to Brackenfield. Our surrounding leafy trees make us look like we are hiding in a corner of beautiful Harrogate. Seek us out: we’re here, and we can’t wait to meet you!   

We also have an electronic prospectus for you to view prior to visiting.