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Borough Hall
Cauldwell Street
Bedford
Bedfordshire
MK42 9AP

Website: Bedford Council

Email: customerservices@bedford.gov.uk

Telephone: 01234

Visit Bedford Council for State Primary School admission information for pupils starting at either:

  • A Primary or First school at the beginning of the reception year
  • A Junior school at the beginning of Year 3

Or Secondary State School admissions for pupils starting at either:

  • a Middle school at the beginning of Year 5
  • a Secondary school at the beginning of Year 7
  • an Upper school at the beginning of Year 9

State school admissions in England are regulated by the Schools Admissions Code, and schools must play fair, ensuring their admissions policy is not only fair but also transparent. Parents must play fair too: schools and local authorities are wising up on parental attempts to circumvent the code, and hundreds of school places are withdrawn every year, sometimes after the child has started school. read more

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Schools in Bedford Council

Primary State Schools

Lakeview School, School Lane, Off Brooklands Avenue, Wixams, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 6BH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Alban Church of England Academy, Silver Street, Great Barford, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3HZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Beauchamp Middle School, Hawk Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7JE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Daubeney Academy, Orchard Street, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7PS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Goldington Academy, Haylands Way, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9BX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Harrold Priory Middle School, The Green, Harrold, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7DE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Lincroft Middle School, Station Road, Oakley, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7RE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Margaret Beaufort Middle School, High Street, Riseley, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 1DR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Marston Vale Middle School, The Crescent, Stewartby, Bedfordshire, MK43 9NH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Castle Newnham School, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9DT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Robert Bruce Middle School, Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 8PU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

St Gregory's Catholic Middle School, Biddenham Turn, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4AT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Westfield School, Chester Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4HW. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 13.

Livingstone Primary School, Clapham Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7LG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

Edith Cavell Lower School, Manton Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7NH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 9.

Goldington Green Academy, Goldington Green, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 0DP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 9.

Castle Newnham School, Goldington Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 3EP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 9.

Priory Lower School, Greyfriars, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 1JD. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 9.

Queen's Park Academy, Chestnut Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4HA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Cople Lower School, Willington Road, Cople, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3TH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 9.

Eileen Wade Lower School, High Street, Upper Dean, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE28 0ND. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

Cotton End Primary School, High Road, Cotton End, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 3AA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Elstow School, Abbeyfields Road Abbeyfields, Elstow, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9GP. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Pinchmill Primary School, The Old Road, Felmersham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7JD. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

Great Barford Primary Academy, Silver Street, Great Barford, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3JU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 9.

Harrold Lower School, The Green, Harrold, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7DB. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

Bedford Road Lower School, Hillgrounds Road, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 8QH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

Camestone Lower School, Jowitt Avenue, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 8NW. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

Kempston Rural Lower School, Martell Drive, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7FJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

Balliol Lower School, Balliol Road, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7ER. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 9.

Oakley Lower School, Station Road, Oakley, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7RE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

Sharnbrook John Gibbard Lower School, High Street, Sharnbrook, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 1PF. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 9.

Broadmead Lower School, Park Crescent, Stewartby, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 9NN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

Thurleigh Lower School, High Street, Thurleigh, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 2DB. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 9.

Turvey Lower School, May Road, Turvey, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 8DY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

Willington Lower School, Church Road, Willington, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3QD. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 9.

Wilstead Lower School, Cotton End Road, Wilstead, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK45 3BX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 9.

Wootton Lower School, Bedford Road, Wootton, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 9JT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 9.

Putnoe Primary School, Church Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 0DH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Shortstown Primary School, Beauvais Square, Shortstown, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0GS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

King's Oak Primary School, Oak Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0HH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 11.

Brickhill Lower School, Dove Road, Brickhill, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7AA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

Hazeldene School, Stancliffe Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9AT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

The Hills Academy, Stancliffe Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9AT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 9.

Scott Lower School, Hawk Drive, Brickhill, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7JA. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 9.

Springfield Primary School, Orchard Street, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7LJ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 10.

Shackleton Primary School, Pearcey Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9LZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Kymbrook Lower School, Kimbolton Road, Keysoe, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 2HH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

Ursula Taylor Church of England School, High Street, Clapham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 6EG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

Renhold VC Lower School, Church End, Renhold, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 0LR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

Carlton VC Lower School, The Moor, Carlton, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7JR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

Bromham CofE Primary School, Grange Lane, Bromham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 8NR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

Milton Ernest VC Lower School, Thurleigh Road, Milton Ernest, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 1RF. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

St James' Church of England VA Lower School, Main Road, Biddenham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4BD. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

Christopher Reeves CofE VA Lower School, Hinwick Road, Podington, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN29 7HU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 9.

Ravensden CofE VA Lower School, Vicarage Close, Ravensden, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 2RW. A state school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 9.

Riseley CofE Lower School, Church Lane, Riseley, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 1EL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 9.

Roxton VA (CofE) Lower School, School Lane, Roxton, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3DR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 9.

Wilden CofE VA Lower School, High Street, Wilden, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 2PB. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 9.

St Lawrence VA CofE Lower School, Manor Lane, Wymington, Rushden, Northamptonshire, NN10 9LL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 9.

St Joseph's RC Lower School, Chester Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4HN. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

St John Rigby Catholic Primary School, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9DQ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 11.

Cauldwell School, Edward Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9DR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.

Great Denham Primary School, Greenkeepers Road, Great Denham, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4GG. A state school for boys and girls aged from 3 to 11.

Middle State Schools

Alban Church of England Academy, Silver Street, Great Barford, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 3HZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Beauchamp Middle School, Hawk Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7JE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Daubeney Academy, Orchard Street, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7PS. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Goldington Academy, Haylands Way, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9BX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Harrold Priory Middle School, The Green, Harrold, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7DE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Lincroft Middle School, Station Road, Oakley, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 7RE. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Margaret Beaufort Middle School, High Street, Riseley, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 1DR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Marston Vale Middle School, The Crescent, Stewartby, Bedfordshire, MK43 9NH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Castle Newnham School, Polhill Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9DT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Robert Bruce Middle School, Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 8PU. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

St Gregory's Catholic Middle School, Biddenham Turn, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4AT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 9 to 13.

Secondary State Schools

Bedford Academy, Mile Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9TR. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.

Mark Rutherford School, Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 8PX. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.

Biddenham International School and Sports College, Biddenham Turn, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 4AZ. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.

St Thomas More Catholic School, Tyne Crescent, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7UL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 13 to 18.

Sharnbrook Academy, Odell Road, Sharnbrook, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 1JL. A state school for boys and girls aged from 13 to 18.

Wootton Upper School, Hall End Road, Wootton, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 9HT. A state school for boys and girls aged from 13 to 18.

Bedford College, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9AH. A state school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 99.

Bedford Free School, Cauldwell Street, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 9AD. A state school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 16.

Kimberley 16 - 19 Stem College, Green Lane, Stewartby, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK43 9LY. A state school for boys and girls aged from 16 to 19.

Special State Schools

St John's School, Austin Canons, Bedford Road, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 8AA. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 19.

Grange Academy, Halsey Road, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 8AU. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 5 to 16.

Ridgeway School, Hill Rise, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 7EB. A state special school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 19.

Independent Schools

Bedford School, De Parys Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2TU. A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 13 to 18 with a linked junior school

Rushmoor School, 58-60 Shakespeare Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2DL. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 2 to 20.

St Andrew's School, 78 Kimbolton Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2PA. An independent school for boys and girls aged to 18.

Bedford Modern School, Manton Lane, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7NT. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 7 to 18.

Bedford Girls' School, Cardington Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0BX. An independent school for girls aged from 7 to 18.

Bedford Preparatory School, De Parys Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2TU. A mainstream independent school for boys aged from 7 to 13 with a linked senior school

Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School, Brickhill Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 7QZ. An independent school for boys and girls aged to 7.

Polam School, 45 Lansdowne Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2BU. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 1 to 9.

KWS Educational Services, 23-25 & 51 Brunel Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9TJ. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.

Independent Special Schools

KWS Educational Services, 23-25 & 51 Brunel Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9TJ. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.

KWS Educational Services, 23-25 & 51 Brunel Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 9TJ. An independent school for boys and girls aged from 11 to 18.


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