Directory of schools in Central Bedfordshire - Arnold Academy - Barton-Le-Clay


Arnold Academy - Barton-Le-Clay

Type of school

Middle School - Academy

Hexton Road



MK45 4JZ


01582 616400

Email address
Head Teacher

Peter Roberts

Age range

9 to 13

Ofsted inspection
Published admission numbers (places available)


Designated measuring point

Foyer entrance of school

Oversubscription criteria

Oversubscription criteria:

  • all 'looked after' children or children who were previously ‘looked after’
  • children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted (see definition below)
  • children of current PST employees
  • children living in catchment area with siblings at the school 
  • children living in catchment area 
  • very exceptional medical grounds 
  • children attending PST feeder schools i.e. Westoning Lower and Ramsey Manor 
  • children attending Harlington cluster feeder schools within the Arnold pyramid i.e. Silsoe Lower, Greenfield and Pulloxhill Lower schools and Sundon Lower School
  • any other children.

Definition of 'children who appear to have been in state care outside of England'

Children who appear to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted.

A child is regarded as having been in state care in a place outside of England if they were accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other provider of care whose sole purpose if to benefit society.

Definition of 'very exceptional' medical grounds

‘Very exceptional’ medical grounds refer to cases where there are exceptional medical reasons which make it essential that a child should attend a particular school and where the preferred school is the only school locally that could meet the child’s needs. A medical report from the child’s doctor or consultant must be submitted with the application form, setting out valid medical reasons why it is essential for the child to be admitted to the school in question and the difficulties that would be caused if the child had to attend another school. The governors reserve the right to seek further information to determine whether it is essential for a child to be admitted to the preferred school on medical grounds. Admission on medical grounds cannot be considered where the medical condition relates to that of a parent/carer, brother or sister or another relative/childminder.

Allocation statistics
Allocation statistics
Published admission number (PAN) Requests Places offered Last place offered
180 135 135 At the time of the initial allocation in April 2022, all applicants were offered a place.
In-year admissions

Information for in-year admission during academic year September 2022 to July 2023

Admission number per year group: 180

Oversubscription criteria: As above

Contact the academy directly to make an in-year application.

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