Don’t miss out on your first preference school place

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If you have a child or children due to start school or transfer to middle school this September, make sure you apply for a school place for them.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 15 January 2018.

Ahead of that date there are still hundreds of parents and carers across Central Bedfordshire who are yet to get their application in for school admissions.

For starting school places, we are still waiting to hear from approximately 250 people, with the main areas of low applications being Biggleswade, Houghton Regis and Leighton Buzzard.

And for transfer to middle places, we are still short of almost 210 applications.

Councillor Steven Dixon, Executive Member for Education and Skills, said: “If you don’t get your application in before the deadline then you run the risk of missing your first preference and your child or children not starting school or transferring to middle school with their friends.

“Applying online is the quickest and easiest way – and you can review and change your application right up to the deadline on 15 January.”

To apply for a school place, visit