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Children are normally admitted to school at the start of or during the reception year, that is the school year in which they become 5.

You must apply for a place in the reception class that starts in September 2022 if your child was born between 1 September 2017 and 31 August 2018.

It is important to read the Starting School Booklet (PDF) on how to enrol your child into school.  

Apply online

We strongly recommend you apply online for a school place

If you are unable to apply online please contact customerservices@bedford.gov.uk

Please do not use the online facility  if you are applying for a nursery place. You should contact the school for information about the application process.

Please contact the School Admissions Service on admissions@bedford.gov.uk if you need advice about applying for a school place.

Closing date for applications

15 January 2022.

For more detailed information about the timescales go to, Bedford Borough Council Admission Arrangements 2022.

National Offer Day is 19 April 2022

If you have applied online, you will receive an email to let you know the outcome of your application. In addition, as the results will be posted to the online system overnight, you can log into your account to access the result of your application. If you have not applied online, we will post a letter to you on this day.

Those of you who have not been offered a place at your first preference school will also be sent a copy of this information about the number of offers and places at each school (PDF) and how to lodge an appeal.