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How to apply for a school place

Find out how to enrol your child into a school place in Bedford Borough. This is for:

  • primary schools (starting school)
  • middle school
  • secondary school
  • upper school

2021 admission rounds timetable

Transfer to upper school

(Date of birth range 01/09/07 - 31/08/08)

  • Round: Open from 12 September 2020
  • Closing Date: 31 October 2020
  • Decisions Published: 1 March 2020

Transfer to secondary school

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

  • Round: Open from 12 September 2020
  • Closing Date: 31 October 2020
  • Decisions Published: 1 March 2021

Transfer to middle school

(Date of birth range 01/09/11 - 31/08/12)

  • Round: Open from 26 September 2020
  • Closing Date: 15 January 2021
  • Decisions Published: 16 April 2021

Starting school (lower/primary school)

(Date of birth range 01/09/16 - 31/08/17)

  • Round: Open from 26 September 2020
  • Closing Date: 15 January 2021
  • Decisions Published: 16 April 2021

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

Contact School Admissions 

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

Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
Bedford MK42 9AP

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.

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