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Bedford Borough Council Admission Arrangements 2018

Introduction

Following appropriate consultation, Bedford Borough Council has determined its admission arrangements for September 2018.

The determined admission arrangements are set out in the documents linked to this webpage but are summarised below.


Admissions Criteria

  • No changes were required to the standard admissions policy for community and voluntary controlled schools for 2018.  Please follow the link to view the standard policy and the list of community and voluntary controlled schools to which the standard policy applies.    
  • Local Authority Schools with existing admission criteria will retain them.  In addition Scott Primary School will have a variation for 2018.  Please follow the link to view the list of community and voluntary controlled schools with additional criteria. 
  • It was agreed the parish of Eastcotts would become a joint catchment area of Cotton End Primary School or Shortstown Primary School and in addition this catchment area will include that part of the housing development that overlaps into the parish of Cardington. 
  • The governing bodies of voluntary aided, foundation schools and academies are their own admission authorities and, therefore, responsible for the determination of their admission arrangements which they must publish on their website.  Please follow the link to see this list of schools/academies

Admission Numbers

  • The Local Authority is only required to consult on changes to Admission Numbers where a reduction is proposed.  No reductions were proposed for 2018.  
  • Please follow the link to view the admission numbers for all community and voluntary controlled schools
  • The governing bodies of voluntary aided, foundation schools and academies are their own admission authorities and, therefore, responsible for the determination of their admission arrangements which must include details of their admission number and must be published on their website.  Please follow the link to this list of schools/academies.

 

Co-ordinated Admission Schemes

Please follow the links to:

Co-ordinated Scheme for Admissions to Upper Schools, Upper Phase Academies, Secondary Schools and Secondary Free School.

Co-ordinated Scheme for Admissions to Middle, Primary, Lower Schools and Middle and Lower Phase Academies

 

Objections to Admission Arrangements

Any objections to determined admission arrangements must be made to the Office of Schools Adjudicator by 15 May in the determination year.  Further information on how to make an objection can be obtained from the Office of the Schools Adjudicator http://www.education.gov.uk/schoolsadjudicator

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