Here's how to apply for your child’s school place for September 2021

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Apply for your child’s school place for September 2021

Key dates to remember

Applications are now open if your child is due to start school, or transfer to middle, secondary or upper school in September 2021.

If you are applying for a place to start school or to join a middle school, you have until 15 January 2021 to make an application.

The deadline for applications for young people transferring to a secondary or upper school next year is 31 October, 2020.

To ensure you have the necessary information to enable you to make an informed choice regarding your child’s education, our school admission webpages also contain further information about schools in Central Bedfordshire and about the application process.

Last year, a high percentage of families in Central Bedfordshire got their first preference of primary or lower school (95 per cent), middle school (89 per cent), upper school (97 per cent) and secondary school (95.5 per cent).

We would encourage you to apply for a school place using our online application system. It’s a quick and simple process that allows applications to be reviewed or amended at any time until the deadline date.

Alternatively, paper application forms are available from our School Admissions team. Call 0300 300 8037, email  or write to School Admissions, Central Bedfordshire Council, Watling House, High Street North, Dunstable, LU6 1LF.

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