Gilbert Inglefield Academy

Admissions

Middle School Matters

We are a middle school with pupils in Years 5 to 8.

Children transfer to middle school at the beginning of their Year 5 school year.

When children in the Leighton Buzzard area are in Year 4 their parents are invited to attend our open evening and/or open days which are held in the autumn term.  Parents who are unable to attend the open evening or open days, or those who did but simply wish to visit us again, are very welcome to make an appointment with our headteacher to visit us at another suitable time. They will have the opportunity to visit the school, talk to our headteacher and teaching staff and see children working in their lessons.

Central Bedfordshire Council deals with the admissions process for our Year 5 intake. Your child’s lower school will give you all the information you need to apply for a place at middle school, including information about the date by which you must do this and the date when you will hear at which school your child has been offered a place. Applications can be made in writing or Web icononline.

Central Bedfordshire Council then tell us which pupils are to transfer to our school. During the summer term our Year 5 teachers visit lower schools to meet those pupils and gain as much information as possible about them.

In July those pupils visit our school for a whole day to meet and work with their new form teachers. Some weeks before this we send you, via your child’s lower school, a pack full of information for you and your child together with important forms which need to be completed and brought in with your child on the day they visit. Parents are invited to attend an information evening at our school on that same date,

A few weeks after your child becomes a pupil at our school,  their Year 4 teacher will  meet with their  Year 5 teacher to monitor their transfer from lower to middle school and ensure your child is settling in and enjoying life at our school.

In Year Admissions

If you wish your child to transfer to our school during the school year (called an “in year admission”) then you must contact our admissions and attendance officer directly as we deal with in year admissions ourselves.

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