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Who can use the online application?

Use this system if your children live in the Bedford Borough Council area, and are due to:

  • transfer to upper/secondary school/academy in September 2021. You can start to apply from 12 September 2020. 
  • transfer to middle school/academy in September 2021. You can start to apply from 26 September 2020.
  • start lower/primary school/academy in September 2021. You can start to apply from 26 September 2020.  

Only use one method to apply for a school place

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

Please read the information booklets before you make your online application. There is important information about the admissions process and criteria for individual schools.

Catchment areas

Know the catchment school which serves your local area, if applicable, before making an online application. 

List your catchment area school, if applicable, as one of your preferences. If there isn't a place at your preferred school, then it gives you a priority place in your catchment area school. This is not a guarantee of a place.

Supplementary information for religious and faith grounds

If you are applying for a place at the following schools for religious or faith reasons, then you must:

  • download the relevant form
  • 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
  • Great Barford Primary 
  • Ravensden Primary
  • Riseley Primary
  • Roxton 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

If you're applying for a place because your child is baptised, please 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

This step-by-step guide has copies of the relevant screens (Word) to help you use the online system.

You can only use this system if you live in the Bedford Borough Council area. 

Apply for a school

The online system is only available to use:

  • from 12 September 2020 for transfer to upper/secondary school/academy in September 2021
  • from 26 September 2020 for transfer to middle school/academy in September 2021
  • from 26 September 2020. for start to lower/primary school/academy in September 2021  

Contact School Admissions Service for further help

Email admissions@bedford.gov.uk to get help understanding the transfer process.

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





 

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