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Gilbert Inglefield Academy - Leighton Buzzard

Open events for parents and carers

Opening evening – Monday 6 November 2023

Head’s welcome talk at 6:30pm and 7pm, followed by a tour of the school. Parents can arrive 15 minutes before the address. Places to be booked via the school's website.

Evening finishes at 8pm.

Open week – Monday 20 November to Thursday 23 November 2023

Open mornings from 9am until 10:30am bookable through school reception on 01525 372266.

Type of school

Middle School

Vandyke Road

Leighton Buzzard




01525 372266

Email address

01525 851953


Francis Murphy

Age range

9 to 13

Ofsted inspection
Published admission numbers (places available)


Designated measuring point

Central point of main library lawn

Oversubscription criteria

Oversubscription criteria:

  • all 'looked after' children or children who were previously 'looked after', including 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 living in the catchment area with siblings at the school
  • other children living in the catchment area
  • 'very exceptional' medical grounds (see definition below)
  • other children with siblings at the school
  • any other child

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
210 155 155 At the time of the initial allocation in April 2023, all applicants were offered a place.
In-year admissions

Information for in-year admission during academic year September 2023 to July 2024

Admission number per year group:

  • year 5: 210
  • years 6, 7 and 8: 150

Oversubscription criteria: As above

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

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