Applying for a school place during the academic year

How to apply for a school place during the school year

Please send us one application per child

If you share parental responsibility, please make sure you're in agreement about the preferences and information submitted, before you apply. If you don't, this may delay your application.

For most schools/academies in Central Bedfordshire, you need to apply to the school admissions team who will process your application. We aim to notify parents within 10 school days but must be notified in writing within 15 school days.

Apply online for a school place

Alternatively, download a form and complete it offline.

We process in-year applications from the half term prior to when the place is required as follows:

Place processing
If a place is required Your application will be processed
October During September
November During October
December During November
January During December
February During January
March During February
April During March
May During April
June During May
July During June
September for next academic year From June of that year, onwards

In year applications for a school place needed for September 2024 can be made from May 2024.