Deciding which is the right school to apply to for your child’s education is very important. Our small school serves the Parish of St James, which includes the village of Biddenham and its surrounds. Children in our school come from Biddenham, Great Denham, and Queen's Park. This map shows our catchment area (courtesy of Google maps and www.achurchnearyou.com)
As a Voluntary Aided school, all admissions decisions are made by the governing body against clear admissions criteria, which are available in our policy. For all admissions, we work closely with Bedford Borough Council, who co-ordinate the process of applications on our behalf.
We have places for 30 children in each year group, from Reception to Year 6. Tours with the Head teacher are available most weeks, usually on Friday afternoons and places can be booked via the school office - 01234 352721
Spaces are available in some year groups; please contact the school office to arrange a telephone conversation.
How to apply
The Local Authority (Bedford Borough Council) are responsible for the admissions for this school (Year R - Year 6) including in-year admissions. Please click on the link below to be taken to their page
School Admissions Service
Tel: (01234) 718120
Fax: (01234) 228846
Please read our admissions policy very carefully and ensure you understand the oversubscription criteria. Please also make sure you meet all published closing dates; failure to do so will mean your application will be considered after all other ‘on time’ applications.
There is an established appeals process if you are refused a place in the school. If you wish to appeal a decision made by the school, you should contact Bedford Borough Council, who manage the process; please contact the Council as per the details in your refusal letter. Please note that the School is not able to discuss any appeal with you or advise you in any way.