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Transfer to Secondary School

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, or Year 6 at Westfield School and is due to transfer to secondary school in September 2020, you will receive an information sheet from your child's current school during the Autumn term 2019.

To help you with this process we have produced a School transfer booklet (PDF).

Apply online

We strongly recommend that you apply for a school place using the online facility, which will be available to you at the start of the admissions process.

If you are unable to access the online system you can download the transfer to secondary school application form (PDF).

If you are applying for a secondary school place and you are not resident within the Bedford Borough area you should contact your own local authority for an application form or you can apply online to your local authority.

Open days / evenings

Details can be found in the School transfer booklet (please see link above).

Closing Date for applications

31 October 2019

National offer day 2 March 2020

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 sheet which provides you with information about the number of applications and places offered at each school, and how to lodge an appeal.