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How to apply for a school place

Find out how to apply for a school place in Bedford Borough. This is for:

  • upper school
  • secondary school
  • middle school
  • lower/primary schools (starting school)
  • In year admissions

2022 admission rounds timetable

Transfer to upper school 

(Date of birth range 01/09/08 - 31/08/09)

  • Round: Open from 12 September 2021
  • Closing Date: 31 October 2021
  • Decisions Published: 1 March 2022

Go to our Transfer to upper school page for more information and to apply online

Transfer to secondary school 

(Date of birth range 01/09/10 - 31/08/11)

  • Round: Open from 12 September 2021
  • Closing Date: 31 October 2021
  • Decisions Published: 1 March 2022

Go to our Transfer to secondary school page for more information and to apply online

Transfer to middle school 

(Date of birth range 01/09/12 - 31/08/13)

  • Round: Open from 26 September 2021
  • Closing Date: 15 January 2022
  • Decisions Published: 19 April 2022

Go to our Transfer to middle school page for more information and to apply online 

Starting school (lower/primary)

(Date of birth range 01/09/17 - 31/08/18)

  • Round: Open from 26 September 2021
  • Closing Date: 15 January 2022
  • Decisions Published: 19 April 2022

Go to our Starting school (lower/primary school) page for more information and to apply online

In-year applications

You will need to complete an in-year application:

  • if you move into the area during the school year
  • you wish to change your child's school

Ofsted

Find an Ofsted inspection report on the school you want to apply for. You can read how Ofsted has changed the way it inspects and reports on schools.

Email: admissions@bedford.gov.uk 
Tel - 01234 718120 

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