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St Christophers Academy

Admissions

How to apply for a school place...

If you live in Central Bedfordshire; click on the link to be transferred to the Central Bedfordshire website to apply online or download an application form.

If you live in Luton; click on the link to be transferred to the Luton Borough Council website to apply online of download an application form.

Admission to St Christophers Academy falls into one of two categories, but in all circumstances admission is subject to the statutory Admissions Code, which can be found by following the link below to the Department for Education website.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-admissions-code

Normal Admissions Round

We have increased our Reception class spaces to a two form entry due to previously being an oversubscribed school. 

Admissions for 2021

BEST's determined admission arrangements and policies can be found via the link below.  We welcome school visits and tours and will follow the current government guidance.  Please contact the school office; visits and virtual tours will be available. 

https://www.bestacademies.org.uk/page/?title=Governance&pid=7

In-Year Admission

Admission to a year group after the starting date for that academic year (ie. September)

Applications for admission in-year to St Christophers Academy are managed by the Central Bedfordshire School Admissions Team. If you wish to apply for a place at St Christophers Academy, after the academic year has started, and you live within the Central Bedfordshire authority boundary please contact the School Admissions Team on 0300 300 8037 

If you live within the Luton authority boundary please contact the Luton Borough Council Admissions Team on 01582 548016.

If the year group applied for is full (over-subscribed), an application for admission may be unsuccessful and parents will be advised of this as soon as possible. In such circumstances parents will need to consider alternatives and are advised to seek clarification and/or advice from one or more of the following:

Central Bedfordshire School Admissions Team on 0300 300 8037
School Admissions
Central Bedfordshire Council
Watling House
High Street North
Dunstable
Bedfordshire
LU6 1LF
Telephone: 0300 300 8037
Email: admissions@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk
Web: www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk

Luton Borough Council Education Department on 01582 548016
Admissions Team
Unity House
111 Stuart Street
Luton
Beds, LU1 5NP
Telephone: 01582 548016
Email: admissions@luton.gov.uk
Web: www.luton.gov.uk/admissions

Further information about choosing an academy can be found on the Department for Education website: www.education.gov.uk

Appeals

Parents and Carers whose application for a place at St Christophers Academy has been unsuccessful and who wish to appeal against that decision should do so by contacting the Central Bedfordshire Council School Admissions Team on the details above.

Nursery Admissions

Children can start in the Nursery after their second birthday. Some parents may be able to access funding for their two year old. Details of the criteria for access to the funding will be supplied in the admission pack. All children are entitled to access 15 hours of nursery education funding for their child from the term after their third birthday. We also offer 30 hours of funding to children of parents who are eligible. Please ask for more details at the school office.

Additional hours are available for Nursery children by accessing the day care facility we provide. This can include a hot meal from the main school or alternatively children can bring in a packed lunch.

The choice of provision for your child is important and we welcome visits to the school by appointment.

If you are interested in joining our Nursery please complete the Early Years Unit Wait form and What sessions you require form and return it to school or by email to cpalmer@bestacademies.org.uk we will then be in touch when a place is available. 

30 Hours Funding

We are pleased to offer 30 hours of childcare to eligible parents of children aged 3 years. Please speak to either the School Office or the Nursery Manager for more information.

Open Days

If you would like to see the school please call 01582 500960 to make an appointment.