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St Joseph’s & St Gregory’s Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's & St Gregory's
Catholic Primary School

Admissions Procedures 

St Joseph's & St Gregory's Primary is part of a new multi academy trust - OLICAT Schools (Our Lady Immaculate Catholic Academies Trust). We are a family of 11 schools based in Bedford, Northampton and Corby. 



Starting School in Reception

If your child is due to start school in September 2021 (children born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017) please contact the school on 01234 352062 and we can send you an application form. The online portal has now closed for this year.


Information and guidance on how to apply is available to view on the Bedford Borough website or you can find the Starting School Booklet below.


If you require any help, please contact the school office on 01234 352062.


In Year Admissions Y1-Y6

If you would like your child to join us and they are in Y1-Y6, please complete the form below. If you require a paper copy please contact our school office.

In year admission guidance booklet

In year admission application form 

For further information about making applications please visit the Bedford Borough website

In addition to the online application if you are applying on Faith grounds you are required to complete a declaration form which should be signed by your Faith Leader. 


Y6 Transfer to Secondary School

Parents of children in Year 6 (children born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010) will need to make an application for their child to join a Secondary School. Secondary schools are holding open evenings, please look at the Secondary Information Sheet and the School Transfer Booklet for more information. For further guidance, please visit the Bedford Borough Council website.


Parents can apply for a Secondary School place online which is quick, safe and secure. To apply online please visit


The deadline for all applications is 31st October 2020, a late application could result in your child not getting a place at any of your preferences.


Primary Admissions 2020

The admissions criteria are set by the OLICAT Schools governing body. Please see below for the full admissions criteria for St Joseph's & St Gregory's Primary and other schools within the Trust.


We are consulting on our admission arrangements for 2022. Please read the Bedford admissions composite for consultation below. Please forward any comments to