Starting school in 2018

How to apply

The closing date for applications was 15 January 2018.

You can still download and complete the 2018 school place application form (PDF 301.6KB) to apply, but this will be classed as a late application. Find out more about late applications.

You must include proof of your child’s date of birth with your application. Please send a copy of your child’s passport or short birth certificate to the School Admissions team when you make your application. If you choose to email this proof, please bear in mind that email is not a secure medium. Please ensure you password protect your file and send us the password on a separate email. The email address to use for this is

Our information booklet Admissions in Central Bedfordshire 2018 (PDF 1.3MB) explains the process, key dates and information about how to make your application.

Our directory of schools contains:

  • admission criteria
  • designated measuring point
  • number of children on roll
  • places requested and allocated

If you live outside Central Bedfordshire

If you live outside Central Bedfordshire and wish to apply for a place at a Central Bedfordshire school, you must apply to your own local authority. Even if your local authority accepts more than three preferences, please note that we only accept a maximum of three schools.