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Apply online for school admission

Please read the following information before making an online school admission - the 'Apply for a school' link is located near the end of the page. 

Who can use the online application?

Our online admissions system is available to all parents and carers whose children are:

  • due to transfer to upper/secondary school/academy in September 2019 who live within the Bedford Borough Council area. Note: the transfer to upper 2019 round and the transfer to secondary 2019 round (information, application form and apply online facility) will be available from 12 September 2018. Please visit our website after this date to apply.
  • due to transfer to middle school/academy in September 2019 who live within the Bedford Borough Council area. Note: The Transfer to Middle 2019 round (information, application form and apply online facility) will be available from 26th September 2018 Please visit our website after this date to apply.
  • due to start lower/primary school/academy in September 2019 who live within the Bedford Borough Council area. Note: The Starting School 2019 round (information, application form and apply online facility) will be available from 10th October 2018.  Please visit our website after this date to apply.

Only use one method to apply for a school place

If you have already submitted your paper application form you must not apply online. Similarly, if you apply online you must not make a paper application.

Please read the information booklets before you make your online application:

 The booklets contains important information about the admissions process and details of the admissions criteria for individual schools.

Catchment areas

You may find it useful to know the catchment school which serves your local area (if applicable), before you make an online application. 

You may wish to list your catchment area school (if applicable) as one of your preferences. This will usually mean that you still have priority for a place at the catchment area school if a place is not available for your child at your preferred school.

Supplementary information for religious and faith grounds

If you are applying for a place at the following schools because you are a practising member of a religious faith, please download the appropriate form.

Please ask your priest, minister or faith leader to complete and sign the form.

Form 1 for application to Church of England schools (Word)
 
  • Christopher Reeves Primary
  • Ravensden Primary
  • Riseley Primary
  • Roxton Primary
  • St James' Primary
  • St Lawrence Primary
  • Wilden Primary

Form 2 for application to Catholic schools (Word, 1.520MB)

  • St John Rigby Primary Academy
  • St Joseph's and St Gregory's Primary
  • St Thomas More Catholic School

In addition, if you are applying for a place at the following Catholic schools because your child has been baptised, you must provide their Baptismal Certificate: 

  • St John Rigby Primary Academy
  • St Joseph's and St Gregory's Primary
  • St Thomas More Catholic School

You are now ready to make an online application

To help you to use the online system we have prepared a step by step guide which includes copies of the relevant screens (Word). 

Please remember to only use this system if you live within the area of Bedford Borough Council. 

Apply for a school

 Please note the online system will only be available in accordance with the timetable further above

Contact School Admissions Service for further help

If you need help in understanding the transfer process please contact us on the School Admissions Service General Enquiries Line 01234 718120 or email admissions@bedford.gov.uk.

Please note that we are not able to offer technical support.

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