Admission Arrangements

Central Bedfordshire organise all school admissions into Stanbridge Lower School.

Prior to the year in which children are due to start school, parents should apply for a place at Stanbridge using the Central Bedfordshire School’s Application for Lower School form. This can be found on line at

4.2  The form should be returned to Central Bedfordshire by the dates specified on the admissions section of the website.

4.3  The LA will allocate places using our Admissions Criteria and contact parents either offering or declining a place.

4.4  Pre-school:  Parents can apply for a place at Pre-school using the Pre-school registration form obtained from the school office or on our website.  The Pre-school Leader or Family Liaison Officer will contact parents offering or declining the place in the term prior to the child starting at the Pre-school.


Admissions Criteria 23/24

In the event that the number of places in a particular year group (determined by the Standard Number) is not sufficient to meet the request of all parents, then the following criteria will be applied (in the order shown) to determine how the places will be allocated.

1. All ‘looked after’ children and all previously ‘looked after children’, including those children
who appear to the Council to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be
in state care as a result of being adopted.
2) Children of staff
3) Children with siblings at the school
4) Children for whom the school is their nearest lower/primary school*
5) Any other children

For further details please read the Admissions Policy in the Policy Section of this website or at:

Starting School 2024 (LB)

Stanbridge Lower School Admssions Policy – 2024-25 (1)