Bedford Borough Council has recently changed to a predominantly 2 tier system of primary and secondary schools.
Children are normally admitted to lower/primary school at the start of or during the Reception year, that is the school year in which they become 5 years old.
Many schools also have nursery units or nursery classes for younger children.
Most children will transfer at 11+ (end of year 6) to a secondary school.
Most secondary/upper schools have a 6th form and pupils may remain at the school up to the age of 18 or 19 years.
Parents have a right to express a preference for a school which is not within the catchment area if applicable, but places can only be offered if there is space available. If the number of requests for places at a school exceeds the number of places available, places will be allocated in accordance with the Admissions Criteria for that school.
Find an Ofsted inspection report for all schools, colleges, childminders, nurseries and children’s homes in England.
The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) has changed the way in which they inspect and report on schools with a new education inspection framework (EIF).
Contact the School Admissions Service
Tel: 01234 718120
Fax: 01234 228846
School Admissions Service
Bedford MK42 9AP