School Organisation and Capital Planning team

Change of age ranges and other proposed changes

The statutory guidance for making organisation changes to local-authority-maintained schools, including school closure, is available on the DfE website (link opens in new window). There is separate guidance for schools and for academies.

Revised guidance was issued for academies on 1 March 2016 and for local authority maintained schools on 8 April 2016.
Download a summary of the key issues arising from these changes. (PDF 28KB)

Schools can contact school.organisation@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk for clarification of the process that needs to be followed for a proposed change.

Once the required process has been completed and the changes have been implemented, schools are required to update the DfEs database, Edubase.

We maintain a summary of proposals for all known age range changes (PDF 44.2KB) for schools and academies within Central Bedfordshire, both proposed and approved.

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