St John Rigby Catholic Primary School

St John Rigby Catholic Primary School

Starting school can be an exciting time for many children, and daunting for some. 

At St John Rigby, we are here to support your child every step of the way. We aim to ensure that our warm, caring and inclusive approach will make you and your child feel welcome, and immediately part of the school family.

We strongly recommend you apply for a school place using the online system  Further information about admissions for starting primary school can be found on the Bedford Borough website using the link here

Sept24 Round: Open from 26 September 2023

Closing Date: 15 January 2024

Decisions Posted: 16 April 2024

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Our Local Academy Committee (LAC) is responsible for administering the policy relating to the admission of pupils to the school. It is guided in that responsibility by the requirements of the law, the advice of the Diocesan Trustee, and its duty to the school and the Catholic community. 

We ask that all parents/carers applying for a place respect the school's Catholic ethos and its importance to the school community. This does not affect the rights of parents/carers who are not of the Catholic faith to apply and be considered for a place. 

Please click the link for our Admissions Policy – OLICAT Admissions (Bedford) 

The School Admissions Service is based at Borough Hall in Bedford. If you have any enquiries about the transfer process, please contact the School Admissions general enquiries line on:                                                                                                                          Tel: (01234) 718120                                                                                                                            Email:

For practical advice about how you can support your child when starting school, including guidance around 'Ready Family, Ready Child', please see our Parent Information page using the link button below.