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School Catchment Areas - Academic Year 2018-2019

Most schools in our area have a catchment area policy, which means that there will be a lower, primary, middle, secondary and upper school which serves the area in which you live.  Some of the catchment areas cross the local authority boundaries i.e. a Central Bedfordshire home address could be in the catchment area for a school in Bedford Borough.  For this reason the catchment area information covers some areas of Central Bedfordshire as well as Bedford Borough. 

If you would like to know the school for the area in which you live please see the Gazetteer below.

 

There are a number of Faith Schools which do not serve a designated catchment area.

Please note that we cannot guarantee you a place at your catchment area school if the admission number has been reached.

If you are moving into the area and would like to discuss your child's admission into school, please contact the School Admissions Service, telephone 01234 718120 or email: admissions@bedford.gov.uk

 

* The school for this address no longer has a catchment area as part of it's admission policy.

 

Please note that the schools stated below are catchment area schools for admissions criteria purposes only, they do not relate to free home to school transport.  Free home to school transport is no longer provided on the basis of catchment areas.  If you wish to know whether or not your child is eligible for free home to school transport, please contact school.transport@bedford.gov.uk prior to selecting your preferred school.  Further information about school transport entitlement can be found at www.bedford.gov.uk/schooltransport

 

Key:

BBC = Bedford Borough Council

CBC = Central Bedfordshire Council

Towns and Villages

Below are listed Towns and Villages in Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire. To find the catchment area school, please scroll down to the appropriate town or village. Where there are a number of schools within the community there will be a link to provide further information.

 

Town or Village

Local Authority Area

Primary School

Variations

Secondary School

Bedford

BBC

Link to Bedford

 

Link to Bedford

Begwary

BBC

Wilden

 

Mark Rutherford

Biddenham

(With exception of schools on Biddenham Turn which are not in parish of Biddenham)

BBC

St James

 

Biddenham

Bletsoe

(With the exception of Crossways Farmhouse, which is in the parish of Sharnbrook)

BBC

Riseley

 

Sharnbrook

Blunham

CBC

John Donne

 

Sandy

Bolnhurst & Keysoe

BBC

Kymbrook

 

Sharnbrook

Bourne End

CBC

Cranfield
(Years R - 4)

Holywell        (Years 5-8)

Wootton (for Year 9 and above)

Bromham

(With the exception of some properties on Box End Road, which are in parish of Kempston Rural)

BBC

Bromham VC

Biddenham or Lincroft

Cardington

(With the exception of Summerhill House, Meadow Lane, treat as Bedford and the New Cardington development, see Eastcotts parish)

BBC

Shortstown

 

Bedford Academy

Carlton & Chellington

BBC

Carlton

 

Sharnbrook

Chalton (Near Moggerhanger)

CBC

Moggerhanger

 

Sandy

Chawston

BBC

Roxton

 

Sandy or Mark Rutherford

Chellington

BBC

Carlton

 

Sharnbrook

Clapham

(With the exception of some properties on Clapham Road which are Bedford.  Also, Brownswood Farm which is in parish of Oakley and properties in Twinwoods which are parish of Milton Ernest)

BBC

Ursula Taylor

 

Lincroft

Colesden

BBC

Roxton

 

Sandy or Mark Rutherford

Colmworth

(With the exception of: Millfield Cottage and Berrywoods Farm which are in the parish of Little Staughton, Orchard Cottage which is in parish of Wyboston, Chawston and Colesden. In addition the following properties have a postal address of Colmworth but are in the parish of Staploe: Honeypot Cottage, Thatched Cottage, Home Farm Cottage, Bushmead Farm, The Lodge, White Cottage and Upper Honeydon Farm)

BBC

Wilden

 

Mark Rutherford
or Sharnbrook

Cople

BBC

Sheerhatch

 

Bedford Academy or Mark Rutherford

Cotton End

BBC

Cotton End or Shortstown

 

Bedford Academy

Cranfield

CBC

Cranfield
(Years R - 4)

Holywell
(Years 5 - 8)

Wootton (for Year 9 and above)

Dean & Shelton

BBC

Eileen Wade

 

Sharnbrook

Duloe

BBC

Wilden

 

Sandy or Sharnbrook or Mark Rutherford

 


Town or Village

Local Authority Area

Primary School

Variations

Secondary School

Eastcotts

BBC

Cotton End or Shortstown

 

Bedford Academy

Eaton Socon (Cambs)

(Only Cobholden Cottage/Farm and the Two Brewers are in parish of Staploe, despite having addresses in Eaton Socon which is Cambs)

BBC

Wilden

  Sandy or Mark Rutherford

Elstow

BBC

Elstow

 

Bedford Academy

Farndish

BBC

Christopher Reeves

 

Sharnbrook

Felmersham

BBC

Pinchmill

 

Sharnbrook

Great Barford

BBC

Great Barford

 

Sandy or Mark Rutherford

Great Denham

BBC

Link to
Great Denham

 

Link to
Great Denham

Hail Weston (Cambs)

(Only Sharp's Barn and Sharpes House are in parish of Staploe, although have address in Hail Weston, which is Cambs)

BBC Wilden   Sandy or Mark Rutherford

Hargrave (Northants)

(Only Mill View Farm which is in parish of Dean & Shelton, although address is Hargrave, which is Northants)

BBC Eileen Wade   Sharnbrook

Harrold

BBC

Harrold

 

Sharnbrook

Harrowden

BBC

Shortstown

 

Bedford Academy

Hatch End

BBC

Kymbrook

 

Sharnbrook

Hinwick

BBC

Christopher Reeves

 

Sharnbrook

Honeydon

BBC

Wilden

 

Mark Rutherford  or Sharnbrook

 

Houghton Conquest

CBC

Houghton Conquest
(Years R - 4)

Marston Vale
(Years 5 - 8)

Wootton (Year 9 and above)

Kempston

BBC

Link to Kempston

 

*

Kempston Hardwick

(With the exception of Cowbridge Cottage which is in Kempston gazetteer and Kiln Road, Chimney Corner and Travellers Site are in Broadmead Lower catchment)

BBC

 

 

Houghton Conquest
(Years R - 4)

Marston Vale
(Years 5 - 8)

Wootton (Year 9 and over)

Keysoe

BBC

Kymbrook

 

Sharnbrook

Keysoe Row

BBC

Kymbrook

 

Sharnbrook

Knotting & Souldrop

BBC

Sharnbrook

 

Sharnbrook


Town or Village

Local Authority Area

Primary School

Variations

Secondary School

Lidlington

CBC

Thomas Johnson
(Years R - 4)

Marston Vale
(Years 5 - 8)

Wootton (Year 9 and above)

Little Barford

BBC

Roxton

 

Sandy or Mark Rutherford

Little Barford - Little End

Cambs

Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire

Little Staughton

(With the exception of Basmead Barns, Moor Road (PE19 5BJ) which is in parish of Staploe)

BBC

Kymbrook

 

Sharnbrook

Lower Dean

BBC

Eileen Wade

 

Sharnbrook

Lower Shelton

CBC CBC

Marston Vale (Years 5-8)

Wootton (Year 9 and above)

Marston Moretaine

CBC

CBC

Marston Vale (Years 5-8)

Wootton (Year 9 and above)

Melchbourne

BBC

Riseley

 

Sharnbrook

Milton Ernest

(With the exception of Coombelands Park which is in parish of Bletsoe)

BBC

Milton Ernest

 

Sharnbrook

Moggerhanger

(With the exception of Willowhill Cottages, Bedford Road, Moggerhanger which are BBC and in parish of Willington)

CBC

Moggerhanger

 

Sandy

Oakley

BBC

Oakley

 

Lincroft

Odell

BBC

Harrold

 

Sharnbrook

Pavenham

BBC

Pinchmill

 

Sharnbrook

Pertenhall

BBC

Riseley

 

Sharnbrook

Podington (Including Hinwick)

BBC

Christopher Reeves

 

Sharnbrook

Radwell

BBC

Pinchmill

 

Sharnbrook

Ravensden (excluding Glenrose Avenue, Wagstaffe Close, Cleat Hill and Woodlands Park - see Bedford)

BBC

Ravensden

 

Mark Rutherford

Renhold (excluding the developments off Norse Road - see Bedford)

However, from September 2013 the Norse Road developments have been included in Alban Academy's catchment area.

BBC

Renhold

 

Mark Rutherford

Riseley

BBC

Riseley

 

Sharnbrook

Roxton

BBC

Roxton

 

Sandy or Mark Rutherford

 

Town or Village

Local Authority Area

Primary School

Variations

Secondary School

Sharnbrook

(With the exception of Chettles Close, which is in parish of Bletsoe.  Also, Glebe Farm, Odell Road which is in parish of Odell)

BBC

Sharnbrook

 

Sharnbrook

Shelton & Dean

BBC

Eileen Wade

 

Sharnbrook

Shelton (Near Marston Moretaine)

CBC

CBC

Marston Vale (Years 5-8)

Wootton (Year 9 and above)

Shortstown

BBC

Shortstown or Cotton End

 

Bedford Academy

Souldrop (& Knotting)

BBC

Sharnbrook

 

Sharnbrook

Stagsden

(With the exception of Mount Pleasant Farm/Grange which are in the parish of Turvey)

BBC

Bromham VC

Biddenham or Lincroft

Staploe

BBC

Wilden

 

Sandy or Sharnbrook or Mark Rutherford

Staughton Moor

BBC

Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire

Stevington

(With the exception of Midway House, Stevington which is in parish of Carlton & Chellington.  Also, The Spinney which is in parish of Pavenham)

BBC

Bromham VC

 

Lincroft

Stewartby

BBC

Broadmead (Years R - 4)

Marston Vale (Years 5-8)

Wootton (Year 9 and above)

Swineshead

BBC

Riseley

 

Sharnbrook

Tempsford

CBC

Roxton

 

Sandy

Thurleigh

(Some properties in Thurleigh Business Park are in parishes of Bletsoe and Riseley)

BBC

Thurleigh

 

Sharnbrook

Turvey

BBC

Turvey

 

Sharnbrook

Upper Dean

BBC

Eileen Wade

 

Sharnbrook

Upper Shelton

CBC

CBC

Marston Vale (Years 5-8)

Wootton (Year 9 and above)

Upper Staploe

BBC

Wilden

 

Sandy or Sharnbrook or Mark Rutherford

Wilden

(With the exception of Blacklands, Kimbolton Road, which is in the parish of Bolnhurst & Keysoe)

BBC

Wilden

 

Mark Rutherford or Sharnbrook

Willington

BBC

Sheerhatch

 

Bedford Academy or Mark Rutherford

Wilstead

(Bedford Road - odds 117> and evens 78>, Dane Lane, Kenneth Way and Watson Road are in Lakeview catchment as they are in the area of Wixams)

BBC

Wilstead

 

Bedford Academy

Wixams

BBC

Lakeview

 

Bedford Academy

Wootton

(With the exception of Acrey Farm House, Belmont and CP Farm which are in parish of Stewartby and Wootton Green [see Wootton Green below])

BBC

Wootton
(Years R - 4)

Holywell
(Years 5 - 8)

Wootton (Year 9 and above)

Wootton Green

CBC / BBC depending on address

Shelton
(Years R - 4)

Marston Vale
(Years 5 - 8)

Wootton (Year 9 and above)

Wyboston

BBC

Roxton

 

Sandy or Mark Rutherford

Wymington

BBC

St Lawrence

 

Sharnbrook

Yielden

BBC

Eileen Wade or Riseley

 

Sharnbrook