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Admissions 2017-18

Our published admission number for Reception children is 90 pupils, meaning in the September intake of Reception pupils we will accept no more than 90 pupils on roll.

As a Community School we are subject to the local authority admission procedures that are coordinated by Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire Admission forums as follows. The local authority manages all school admissions and any application for a place at the school regardless of whether this is for a pupil new to school or a pupil transferring from a another school and you should contact them on Telephone:  0300 300 8037.

As from Tuesday 1st September 2016 Central Bedfordshire will be opening the 2017 rounds.  If your child is born between 01/09/2012 and 31/08/2013 you will need to apply for your child's first school place before the 15th January, 2017. 

Click here to take you to the Central Bedfordshire Schools Admission Page

NOTE: The application deadline is Sunday 15 January 2017. As the deadline falls on a Sunday if parents need to speak to the School Admissions Team they should do so by 4.30pm on Friday 13 January 2017.

All applications received from 16 January 2017 will be classed as late and not processed until the late allocation round, which will take place after the national offer day for on time applications. Submitting a late application significantly reduces a child’s chance of an offer of a place at one of their preferred schools.

Please note there is no automatic transfer from Nursery to Reception Year so parents must apply to their home local authority.

September 2016 - Information and Application Forms available to Parents. Parents are encouraged to complete on line.

January 15th 2017 - Deadline for return of Application Forms

April 2017 - Notification of application requests

If you would like further information on school admissions and appeals please visit the Central Bedfordshire website  School Admission.

Please be aware that Roecroft Lower School now only has one intake a year for first admissions which is in September. Our admission policy can be found on the following link: 2017 Admissions Policy.

If you are interested in a nursery place please contact Pippin Childcare Centre on 01462 834897 or visit their website on