Admissions

As St Lawrence Church of England Primary is a Voluntary Aided school, the admissions policy is set by the Governing Board.

There are two separate application processes for entry into the Nursery and entry into the  Main School Reception class.

1. The Nursery application process is organised by the school and parents needs to apply direct to the school on the school’s own nursery application form (blue).  Children are admitted termly in September, January and April according to their date of birth.  The nursery unit offers part time (15 hours per week) places for children from 3 years of age.

2. The Reception application process is undertaken by Bedford Borough Council.  Parents need to apply online at www.bedford.gov.uk/admissions

Children are normally admitted to school at the start of or during the reception year, that is the school year in which they become 5. Parents of children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015 who are due to be admitted in September 2019 will be required to apply to the local authority where they live for a school place.

You can view the  Starting School Booklet (PDF document opens in new window) and download a copy of the Starting School application form (PDF document opens in new window), but we strongly recommend that you apply for a place using the online facility. This facility will be available to you at the start of the admissions process. If you do not have access to the internet you can collect an application form from your local school or you can Bedford Borough School Admissions team on the number below.

If you require any advice about applying for a school place, please contact the School Admissions Service General Enquiries Line: Tel: (01234) 718120.

The Starting School 2019 round (information, application form and apply online facility) will be available from 10th October 2018 .  Please visit the Bedford Borough website after this date to apply: www.bedford.gov.uk/startingschool

Closing Date for applications: 15th January 2019

Information for parents in respect of admissions for the previous two years is summarised as follows:

Allocation of School Places – September 2015

Allocation of School Places – September 2016

Allocation-of-School-Places-September-2017

To view our full Admissions Policy and Nursery Admissions Policy, please click on the on the Admissions – Policy Tab.