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September 2018 school applications now open

8 September 2017

If your child is due to start school in September 2018 or transfer to middle, secondary or upper school, then applications are now open.

Find out how to apply for a school place online

The deadline for applications for transferring to secondary and upper schools is 31 October, 2017.

And you’ve got until 15 January, 2018 if you’re applying for a starting school or middle school place.

Councillor Steven Dixon, Executive Member for Education and Skills, said: “More than 90 per cent of people now apply for a school place online. It’s a quick and simple process and you can review your application right up to the deadline date.

"I know that parents and carers can face plenty of pressures on their time, so to save any last-minute panic or risking your child missing out on going to school with all their friends, make sure you apply in good time.

"That applies even if you already have a child at your preferred school, live next door to the school – and any other factors where you may think you’d automatically qualify for a place."

The dedicated web pages also contain plenty of other information including school catchment areas, making an application on religious/faith grounds and how places are allocated.

You can also complete a paper application form – these are available from the school admissions team. Call 0300 300 8037, email admissions@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk or write to:

School Admissions
Central Bedfordshire Council
Watling House
High Street North

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