Starting school in 2018 – Important dates



Children born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014 should apply for a reception year place in the starting school 2018 round.

Schools must offer your child a full time place in September following your child’s fourth birthday if that is your wish. However, your child does not have to attend school full time until he or she is of statutory age.

The closing date for applications was Monday, 15 January 2018. Applications received from Tuesday, 16 January are deemed late.


Admissions details for 2018

Please read our current admissions policy below.

Admission appeals

If parents wish to appeal against an admissions decision, they can do so by applying to the local authority.
An independent appeal panel then meets to consider all appeals made by parents.
An appeal panel’s decision is binding for all parties involved.

Evertots Pre-School Attendance

Even if your child attends Evertots Pre-School, parents must still make a Starting School 2018 Application Form to the School Admissions Team at Central Bedfordshire as there is no automatic transfer to Reception Year.


The full "Admissions" policy can be viewed on our Policies page - click here.

Please use the link below to access the schools admission procedures for Central Bedfordshire.