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As Christopher Reeves Church of England Primary is a Voluntary Aided school, the admissions policy is set by the Governing Board.

Reception Class Entry

The Reception application process is undertaken by Bedford Borough Council.  Parents need to apply online at

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 2023 if your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.

You can view the  Starting School Booklet  (PDF document opens in new 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 your local school or you can call the 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 2022.

Closing Date for applications: 15th January 2023.

National Offer Day 17th April 2023 

Delayed Admissions

Bedfordshire Borough Council residents can make the request using the local authority’s “Delayed Admission to the Reception Year Request Form”, available via the
Bedfordshire Borough Council website: