We are a mostly 2 tier system of primary and secondary schools.
Children go to lower/primary school in the school year they become 5 years old. This is the 'reception year'.
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 can request a school outside their catchment area. Places are only offered if space is available. Schools use their admissions criteria to allocate if demand is higher than places.
Find a school Ofsted inspection report.
View the education inspection framework (EIF) for Ofsted.
Contact the School Admissions Service
Tel - 01234 718120
School Admissions Service
Bedford MK42 9AP