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 0300 300 8037.
From September 2022 Central Bedfordshire will be opening the 2023 rounds. If your child was born between 01/09/2018 and 31/08/2019 you will need to apply for your child's first school place before the 15th January 2023.
Click here to take you to the Central Bedfordshire Schools Admission Page
NOTE: The application deadline is Sunday 15 January 2023.
All applications received after 15 January 2023 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 2022 - Information and Application Forms available to Parents. Parents are encouraged to complete online.
15th January 2023 - Deadline for return of Application Forms
17th April 2023 - Notification of application requests (on time applications)
1st June 2023 - Notification of application requests (late or changed applications)
If you would like further information on school admissions and appeals please visit the Central Bedfordshire website School Admissions.
Please be aware that Roecroft Lower School only has one intake a year for first admissions which is in September.
If you are interested in a nursery place please contact Pippin Pre School on 01462 834897 or visit their website on www.pippinpre-school.org.