Admissions

Children enter school in the academic year they become five. There is one admission date per year in September. Therefore, parent/carers who would like their child to be admitted to the school during the year their child is five should ensure that they complete the necessary application form following the admission timetable below. Applications for admission to the school should be made in accordance with the Bedford Borough's admissions procedures. Forms can be obtained from the school or the Borough. Parents can also apply online or a form can be downloaded from the Borough website.

Admission timetable for starting school in September 2018 is:

 

  • Information to parents...............................................October 2017
  • Return of application forms........................................before 15th January 2018
  • Notification of outcomes............................................16th April 2018

 

Admissions Criteria

There are 30 places available in each year group, from Reception to Year 6. If the number of children applying for entry exceeds the places available, we enforce the procedure set out below in order to determine whether a child is accepted or not:

 

  • All 'looked after' children
  • Pupils living in the catchment area with siblings at the school
  • Other pupils living in the catchment area
  • 'Very' exceptional medical grounds
  • Other siblings
  • Any other children.

 

In Year Admissions

Requests for admissions into other year groups should be made on the In-Year application form. This form is available either from the school or the Local Authority and can also be downloaded from the local authority website.

 

Our Admissions are dealt with by Bedford Borough Council. Please click on link below which will take you to guidance, contact numbers and forms relating to admissions for Great Barford Primary Academy

 

http://www.bedford.gov.uk/education_and_learning/schools_and_collegescadem/school_admissions.aspx