Bracknell Schools Guide

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All Saints CE Primary
Admission Register, 1877-1987. D/P18/25/20-23; 90/SCH/14/2
Log Book, 1877-1982. D/P18/25/16-18
Minutes, 1903-1952. D/P18/28/26; Microfiche 00006/G
Other records, 1824-1987. C/CL/E4/8; D/P18/25/7-9, 15, 18A, 24-33; Microfiche 00006/F

St Mark’s CE Primary
Admission Register, 1921-1987. 89/SCH/47/4; 90/SCH/14/1
Plans, 1906-1915. D/P18/25/6
Log Book, 1874-1987. 89/SCH/47/1-3
Minutes, 1910-1952. D/P18/25/11; D/P18/28/26
Other records, 1884-1987. C/CL/E4/8; D/P18/25/5, 6, 12-14; 89/SCH/47/5

Wynyard Preparatory
Plans, 1945-1948. RD/E/SB8/113


Birch Hill Junior and Infant
Minutes, 1976-1986. 86/ED/97, 99
Photograph, 1990-2007. D/EX2698/1/1

Bracknell College of Further Education
Minutes, 1962-1981. 83/ED/19, 20; 85/ED/34, 42
Plans, 1961-1966. C/CL/L2/822

Bracknell County Grammar, School Lane
Plans, 1957-1965. C/CL/L2/911; 969

Bracknell County Junior Infants and Junior School, Streets Lane
Plans, 1962-1963; 1965-1966. C/CL/L2/876; C/CL/L2/1026

Brakenhale County Secondary
Minutes, 1957-1958. C/EM194

Chavey Down Infants
Other records, 1884. D/P165/28/24

Foxhill County Primary
Plans, 1957-1958. C/AR/P4/19/1-11; C/CL/L2/645/1-5; C/CL/L2/702/1-7
Minutes, 1959-1977. C/EM212

Garth Hill Secondary (previously The Garth and Wick Hill County Schools)
Plans, 1952-1953. C/AR/P3/4/1-16; C/CL/L2/490/1-12
Minutes, 1955-1978. C/EM81, 82, 195; 77/ED/8-9
Other records, 1951-1969. C/CL/E4/16

Great Hollands Infant
Minutes, 1971-1985. C/EM249; 83/ED/3, 88/ED/83

Great Hollands Junior
Minutes, 1971-1985. C/EM249; 83/ED/3, 88/ED/84

Harmans Water Primary (previously Harmans Water Infant and Junior)
Admission Register, 1964-1975. 89/SCH/38/2
Plans, 1963. C/CL/L2/912
Log Book, 1983-1987. 89/SCH/38/1
Minutes, 1964-1986. 82/ED/21, 88/ED/59
Other records, 1968-1988. 89/SCH/38/3

Holly Spring County Infant
Minutes, 1975-1986. 88/ED/61

Holly Spring County Junior (previously Bullbrook CP, Bracknell Council, Bracknell CE and Bracknell National)
Admission Register, 1905-1981. C/ER69/1-7; 89/SCH/22/1
Plans, c.1860-1960. C/AR/P4/20/1-17; C/CL/L2/715/1-10; C/CL/L2/742/1-6; C/EZ50/3; D/EX268/7
Log Book, 1866-1981. C/EL45/1-5; C/EL125/1-3
Minutes, 1922-1986. C/EM43, 80, 83; 83/ED/2, 4; 85/ED/12; 88/ED/61
Photograph, 19c-1981. C/EC/1/10; C/EZ50/4-11, 15, 19-24
Punishment Book, 1916-1976. C/EZ55/1
Other records, 1855-1905. C/CL/E4/11/1-2; C/EZ50/1-2, 2-14, 16-18; D/P165/28/21-23; 89/SCH/22/2

Kennel Lane Special (previously Berek Special and Braybrooke Special)
Admission Register, 1965-1985. 95/SCH/7/1; 95/SCH/8/1
Plans, 1964-1965; 1966. C/CL/L2/999; C/CL/E3/3/4
Log Book, 1981-1985. 95/SCH/7/2
Minutes, 1969-1982. 84/ED/3; 88/ED/2
Other records, 1967-1987. C/CL/E3/3/3; 89/ED/22

Meadow Vale County Primary (previously Meadow Vale Infant and Junior)
Plans, 1952. C/AR/P4/17/1-14
Log Book, 1954-1984. 89/SCH/23/1
Minutes, 1954-1982. C/EM79, 234; 77/ED/6; 88/ED/40
Other records, 1954-1988. 89/ED/27; 89/SCH/23/2-34

Priestwood County Primary (previously Priestwood Council, probably also Easthampstead Council, Priestwood Council Mixed)
Admission Register, 1966-1981. C/ER71/1
Plans, 1905-1953. C/AR/P4/50/1-3; C/CL/L2/10; C/CL/L2/498/1-10; RD/E/SB3/21; SB8/64
Log Book, 1908-1981. C/EL69, 70, 122
Minutes, 1908-1981. C/EM6/1-4; 83/ED/1
Photograph, 1910. C/EC1/26
Punishment Book, 1908-1969. C/EZ14; C/EZ/51/1
Other records, 1878-1991. C/CL/E4/14/1-2; C/CL/G1/25/11; 26/1; D/P49/28/15-42

Ranelagh Secondary (previously Ranelagh grammar, Ranelagh Foundation charity) See also Cranbourne, Cranbourne County Primary
Admission Register, 1909-1990. SCH5/11/1-8
Plans, 1942. RD/E/SB6/472
Log Book, 1936-1945. SCH/5/8/1
Minutes, 1721-1985. SCH5/1/1-5
Photograph, 1979. D/P49/28/72
Other records, c.1695-1995. D/EX2270/1; D/P151/25/45-54; D/P151/28/67; D/P165/25/1; SCH5/3/1; 4/1-9; 5/1-2; 6/1-4; 7; 18/1-8; T/F26/1

Rectory Lane Secondary
Plans, 1953-1966. C/CL/L2/541/1-7; C/CL/L2/557/1-11; C/CL/L2/940A-B; 1004

Sandy Lane County Primary
Plans, 1953-1954. C/AR/P4/18/1-12; C/CL/L2/504/1-12
Minutes, 1956-1986. C/EM80; 77/ED/7; 88/ED/5-6; 89/SCH/43/1
Other records, 1956-1987. 89/SCH/43/2-7

The Pines Infant
Minutes, 1973-1985. 88/ED/8; 89/ED/32
Other records, 1984-1987. 89/ED/25

The Pines Junior
Minutes, 1973-1982. 88/ED/8
Other records, 1984-1987. 89/ED/24

Wildridings County Primary (previously Wildridings County Junior and Infant)
Minutes, 1967-1982. 88/ED/7
Photograph, 1968. 90/SCH/6/1
Other records, 1985-1986. 89/ED/28


Cranbourne County Primary (previously Cranbourne Ranelagh CE) See also Bracknell, Ranelagh
Admission Register, 1915-1933. D/EX1979/1-2
Plans, 1923-1957. C/AR/P4/150/1-8; C/CL/L2/120/1-2; C/CL/L2/121/1-2; C/CL/L2/161/1-2; C/CL/L2/633/1-6; RD/E/SB9/301; SB10/127
Minutes, 1922-1979. SCH5/1/1-2; C/EM44, 75, 235; 82/ED/36
Other records, 1695-1932. C/CL/E4/114; D/EX1979/3-6; SCH5/6/5-10


Crowthorne CE Primary
Admission Register, 1962-1978. 89/SCH/41/5-6
Plans, 1901-1971. C/AR/P4/38/1-5; 89/SCH/41/9-10; RD/E/SB8/51; C/CL/L2/981; 1077; C/CL/L2/846
Log Book, 1875-1984. D/P102B/28/1-5; 89/SCH/41/1-4
Minutes, 1874-1926. 89/SCH/41/18
Photograph, 1939-1970s. 89/SCH/41/11-17
Punishment Book, 1904-1963. 89/SCH/41/7
Other records, 1915-1985. 89/SCH/41/8, 19, 20

Crowthorne Special Subjects Centre/Cookery Centre
Plans, 1914. C/CL/L2/87
Other records, 1907-1910. C/CL/G1/25/40

Edgbarrow Secondary
Plans, 1957-1958; 1960-1962. C/CL/L2/638/1-25; C/CL/L2/681/1-7; C/CL/L2/826; 869
Minutes, 1903-1982. C/CL/E4/26; C/EM94; 84/ED/2; 88/ED/34

Hatch Ride County Primary
Minutes, 1973-1978. C/EM176, 209

Oaklands County Infant
Plans, 1965-1966. C/CL/L2/1017
Minutes, 1963-1985. C/EM177; 88/ED/19

Oaklands County Junior
Minutes, 1963-1985. C/EM177; 88/ED/20
Plans, 1992. D/EX2698/1/2
Other records, 1990-2007. D/EX2698/1/1

Plans, 1947-1948. RD/E/SB10/287

Wellington College
Plans, 1930-1948. RD/E/SB
Other records, 1879-1884. D/EX208/B8/1; 20/5

Wildmoor Heath (previously Broadmoor County Primary, Broadmoor Council)
Admission Register, 1873-1976. SCH29/11/1-3
Plans, 1965-1966. C/CL/L2/1029
Log Book, 1904-1981. C/EL100; SCH29/8/1
Minutes, 1950-1998. C/EM137/1-2; SCH29/1/1, 3, 10
Photograph, 1932-1982. SCH29/15/1-17
Punishment Book, 1900-1964. SCH29/12/1
Other records, 1903-2000, C/CL/E4/25; SCH29/1/4-9; 2-3; 5-6; 10;16-18.


Church Hill House Hospital
Admission Register, 1955-1994. 95/SCH/9/1-2
Minutes, 1971-1982. 88/ED/2

Easthampstead Park College
Plans, 1947-1961. C/AR/P2/3/1-5; C/CL/L2/400A, 401B; C/CL/L2/823
Minutes, 1950-1998. C/EM101/1-4

Easthampstead Park Initially known as Great Hollands Senior
Plans, 1971-1973. C/CL/E4/13/2
Photograph, 1998. D/EX2075/1
Other records, 1964-1973. C/CL/E4/13/1

Park Adult Education Centre
Minutes, 1978-1981, 1982-1985. 88/ED/99; 89/ED/61
Other records, 1982-1985. 89/ED/61

St Michael’s CE Primary (previously Easthampstead CE, Easthampstead National)
Admission Register, 1874-1959. D/P49/28/6-11
Plans, 1871-1962. C/AR/P4/49/1-10; D/EX268/18; D/P49/28/21/1-3; D/P49/28/101/1-17
Minutes, 1878-1977. D/P49/28/15, 93-94
Other records, 1861-1985. C/CL/E4/12; D/EZ90/1; D/P49/28/12-41, 95-103


College Town County Junior (previously Lower Sandhurst Council)
Admission Register, 1907-1975. C/ER9/1-5; 90/SCH/3/1
Plans, 1910-1958; 1964-1965. C/CL/L2/9, 41; C/CL/L2/651/1-12; C/CL/L2/990
Minutes, 1907-1974. C/EM16/1, 2, 151
Photograph, c.1910. C/EC1/56 See also Sandhurst County Secondary.
Other records, 1906-1927. C/CL/G1/25/7; D/EX1352/1

Eagle House Preparatory
Plans, 1937-1947. RD/E/SB4/200; SB7/19; SB10/70

New Scotland Hill County Primary Previously Sandhurst Methodist
Admission Register, 1871-1925. C/ER1/1, 2
Plans, 1913; 1961. C/AR/P4/99; C/CL/E4/70/2
Log Book, 1871-1943. C/EL42/1-3
Minutes, 1966-1982. C/EM109, 152; 88/ED/4
Other records, 1896-1987. C/CL/E4/70/1; C/EZ2; 89/ED/26

St Michael’s CE Primary
Admission Register, 1871-1960. D/P102/28/5-8
Log Book, 1863-1919. D/P102/28/9, 10
Minutes, 1895-1975. D/P102/28/3, 4; 86/ED/118
Other records, 1879-1938. D/P102/25/1; D/P102/28/11, 12

Sandhurst County Secondary (previously Lower Sandhurst Council)
Plans, 1944-1946. RD/E/SB8/52; 9/199
Log Book, 1907-1930. C/EL66/1, 2
Minutes, 1933-1980. C/EM108, 88/ED/24
Other records, 1957. C/EZ13
Photograph, 1907-2007. D/EX2109/1/1-5

Uplands Primary
Admission Register, 1962-1972. 89/SCH/21/1
Plans, 1961-1963. C/CL/L2/832; 884
Log Book, 1962-1996. 97/SCH/1
Minutes, 1962-1983. 86/ED/112
Other records, 1974-1987. 82/ED/35, 89/ED/21


Bullbrook National Schools
Other records, 1895-1902. D/EX208/B6/8-9

Warfield CE Primary (previously Warfield National)
Admission Register, 1883-1918. C/ER36/1
Plans, 1936-1963. C/AR/P4/132/1-3; RD/E/SB5/152; C/CL/L2/913
Log Book, 1863-1936. C/EL26/1-4
Minutes, 1903-1945. D/P144/25/41-42
Other records, 1866-1965. C/CL/E4/15; C/ER36/2; C/EZ23; D/P144/25/34, 40, 43; D/EN/Q3

Plans, 1934-1950. RD/E/SB5/23


Ascot Heath County Infant (previously Ascot Heath CE)
Log Book, 1896-1993. C/EL108-1-3; 90/SCH/13/1; 96/SCH/5/1
Minutes, 1967-1982. 88/ED/3

Ascot Heath CE Junior (previously Ascot Heath CE Boys and Ascot Heath CE Girls)
Plans, 1853-1868. C/AR/P4/148; D/EX268/3
Log Book, 1890-1966. C/EL/109-111
Minutes, 1852-1979. C/EM71,133; D/P185/28/30
Photograph, c.1910. C/EC/1/62
Other records, 1866-1985. C/CL/E4/113; D/P185/28/21-35

Burleigh Junior
Plans, 1963-1965. C/CL/L2/959;1003; C/AR/P4/149/1-7

Plans, 1930-1948. RD/E/SB6/118

Plans, 1931-1948. RD/E/SB6/129, 214, 336; SB9/290; SB10/194

Lady Edridge evacuees
Admission Register, 1939-1942. C/ER26; RD/E/SB6/440

Admission Register, 1883-1962. D/EX1832/2
Plans, 1973-1983. D/EX1832/9/19
Photograph, 1899-1995. D/EX1832/5/2-7, 14; 9/4, 10-13, 15, 18, 30, 32-33, 35; 10-11
Punishment Book, 1992-1997. D/EX1832/9/25
Other records, 1921-1997. D/EX1832/1, 3-9

St Mary’s CE Primary, Winkfield Row (Incorporated Winkfield Industrial 1895)
Admission Register, 1955-2000. SCH18/11/1-2
Plans, 1903-1945. C/AR/P4/151/1-3; D/P151/28/29; RD/E/SB8/53
Log Book, 1893-1895. D/P151/25/30
Minutes, 1847-2008. D/P151/25/25; D/P151/28/3; SCH18/1/1-13
Photograph, [c.1992]-1995. SCH18/15/1-3
Other records, 1834-2004. C/CL/E4/115/1-2; D/P151/25/22-24, 26-29; D/P151/28/1-2, 4-28, 30-40; SCH18/3/1-2; 6/1; 7/1; 18/1, 2

Winkfield Charity School
Other records, [18C]. D/EN/Q5

Further information

Church of England schools

The Church of England Record Centre, Lambeth Palace Library, London SE1 7JU; Tel: 020 7898 1400;   Email:;

Nonconformist schools

Annual reports of the British and Foreign School Society (Access to records is by appointment only):

The British and Foreign School Society Archive, c/o Brunel University Archives, The Old School House, 1 Hillingdon Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB10 OAA; Email:;

Diocesan records 

To 1836: Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre (visitation returns)

From 1836: Oxfordshire History Centre (Oxford Diocesan Education Board records).

Central government records

Including files on public elementary, endowed, and other schools:

The National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DU; Tel: 020 8876 3444;

Current local authority schools in Bracknell and district are administered by:

Bracknell Forest Borough Council, Time Square, Bracknell, Berkshire RG12 1JD; Tel: 01344 352000;

Please contact them if you cannot find the school you need in this guide.