Most parents will need their children to transfer to secondary school at 11+ (the end of year 6). There are also secondary schools in other local authorities.
If your child is attending a local authority primary school and is due to transfer to secondary school in September 2021, you will receive an information sheet from your child's current school during the Autumn term 2020.
If you are unable to access the online system you can download the transfer to secondary school application form (PDF).
If you live in Bedford Borough you must apply through us. If we're not your council you can find out who is on GOV.UK.
Open days / evenings
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic it is unlikely that schools will be able to hold these events in the normal way. Please visit their websites to establish how you can find out information about the school prior to making your application.
Closing date for applications
31 October 2020
National offer day 1 March 2021
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, please see this information sheet about transferring to secondary school, giving details about the number of applications and places offered at each school, and how to lodge an appeal.