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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.


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.   Children are admitted termly in September, January and April according to their date of birth.  The nursery unit offers part time places (15 hours per week) and full time (30 hours per week) for children from 3 years of age.


The Reception application process is undertaken by the local authority in which you live.  If you live within Bedford Borough, you must apply to Bedford Borough Council online at

If you live outside of Bedford Borough you can still apply for a place at our school, but you must apply to the local authority in which you live. 

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.

You must apply for a place in the reception class that starts in September 2024 if your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020.

You can view the Starting School Booklet (PDF document opens in window)  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 Bedford Borough School Admissions team on the number below.

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

The online application service for primary school places opens on the 26 September 2023.

Closing Date for applications: 15th January 2024.

National Offer Day 16th April 2024

If you live in the North Northamptonshire area and would like to apply for a place in our reception class please visit 

To find our school please enter our full school name, select all authorities and leave the other search fields blank. If you require any support in applying for a school place, please contact Mrs Blackburn in the office on 01933 353530. 

In Year Admissions  

If you are interested in applying for an in year school place, please contact the school office in the first instance on 01933 353530.  All in year applications for school places are organised by Bedford Borough Council School admissions, regardless of where you live.  Please visit  for further information.