Raynsford Academy Church of England Acdemy




 Reception Admissions

During the year in which your child turns 4, you must apply to the Local Authority for their full time place in school. 


September 2024 Admissions

If your child is born between 01/09/19 and 31/08/20 and are due to start school in September 2024 the closing date for applications was 15th January 2024. 

Offers have now been sent out by Central Bedfordshire informing parents of their allocated school for September 2024. 

1 May 2024 is the deadline for late applications.

The offer date for late applications is 1 June 2024


Transition Dates

Successful applicants will be informed of their Stay and Play sessions and Home Visit dates no later than 3rd June. 


Stay and Play Sessions:  Wednesday 19th June at 9.30am - 10.30am or

                                         Wednesday 26th June at 1.45pm - 2.45pm


Parents Information Evening - Thursday 4th July, 5.30pm 


Step Up Day -  Friday 5th July (spend a whole morning in their new class)


Home Visits to take place on the following days:  15th, 16th or 17th July. 



In Year Admissions

If your child is already attending school full time and you wish them to transfer to Raynsford Academy please contact Central Bedfordshire Admissions on 0300 300 8037 or visit the website below.

You are warmly invited to contact the school office to arrange a visit.


 Admissions to Raynsford Church of England Academy are all managed by Central Bedfordshire Council

You can also see information below which may also support the process:

 Starting School: September 2024