Nursery admissions are dealt with by the school; applications can be collected from the School Office. Once returned to school you will be sent a confirmation letter that your application has been received and we will then write to you again in the Spring of the year your child is due to start.

The deadline for nursery applications is 20th April for admissions that September. During the year in which your child turns 4, you must apply to the Local Authority for their full time place in school. Attending our Nursery class will not guarantee this full time place.

The Local Authority admissions round is normally open from the September before your child is due to start school until the following January. It is important to apply before the deadline closes as the school is oversubscribed and missing the deadline may mean your child is not given a place.

Please see the links below to our Nursery Admissions Policy, a map of the catchment area for the school and the Central Bedfordshire School Admissions website for more information on applying.



In Year Admissions

All admissions to Shefford Lower are managed by the Central Bedfordshire School Admissions Team. If your child is already attending school full time and you wish them to transfer to Shefford Lower School 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 at your convenience.





Applying for your child's school place for 2024

Applications are now open if your child is due to start school, or transfer to middle, secondary or upper school in September 2024. If you are applying for a place to start school, you have until the 15th January 2024 to make an application.

To ensure you have the necessary information to enable you to make an informed choice regarding your child’s education, Central Bedfordshire's school admission webpages also contain further information about schools in Central Bedfordshire and about the application process.

We would encourage you to apply for a school place using Central Bedfordshire's online application system. It’s a quick and simple process that allows applications to be reviewed or amended at any time until the deadline date. Alternatively, paper application forms are available from the Central Bedfordshire's School Admissions team. Call 0300 300 8037, email  or write to School Admissions, Central Bedfordshire Council, Watling House, High Street North, Dunstable, LU6 1LF.