Greenkeepers Rd, Great Denham, MK40 4GG


Great Denham Primary

Inspiring excellence; everyone, everyday

Admissions and Open Days



Our admissions policies can be found below. 

Admissions Policy 2023 ( School)

Admissions Policy 2023 ( Nursery) 

Admissions Policy 2024 ( School)

Admissions Policy 2024 ( Nursery)

Admissions Policy 2025 ( School)


Applications for starting school in September 2024 have now closed and places are offered on the  16th April 2024. For parents of children starting in September 2025 open days will take place in the Autumn term 2024. 




(Children born between 1.9.19 to 31.8.20)

Applications for Reception (September 2024) opens in October 2023. Please see further information on the Bedford Borough Council admissions website regarding the application process.

The deadline for applications for September 2024 entry was 15th January 2024 and places were offered on 16th April 2024.

Click here to see the number of places that were offered for 2024 admission. 

Click here to see the number of places that were offered for 2023 admission.

 Click here to see the number of places that were offered for 2022 admission.


(Children born between 1.9.20 to 31.8.21)

The deadline for applications for September 2024 entry was 16th February 2024 and places are being offered during the last week of February 2024. 

Please note we are full in our nursery for the academic year 2023 - 24 and are not able to offer any further places.



From September 2020 our Pre School class became Great Denham Nursery.  This means that the class called 'Little Stars' is taught by a teacher and teaching assistants.  Our Nursery teacher is Mr Hay. The Nursery class is for children for the school year before they start in Reception ( i.e. the September after their third birthday).  Learning is planned and delivered by experienced staff in accordance with the Early Years Foundation Stage and there will be close links and liaison with the Reception staff to ensure there is a smooth transition for those children who move onto Great Denham Primary School. There are 30 places in our Nursery class and children can attend either mornings, afternoons or full days. Places are offered in line with our Nursery Admissions Policy which can be found in the policies section. 

Government funding means that all three and four-year-olds not in school are entitled to 15 hours funding from the term after their third birthday.  Extra sessions will be available for parents to book.  Parents can apply through the government website for Extended funding of up to an additional 15 hours.  If you are not eligible for the additional Extended funding  there will be a charge of £12.00 per session.  

The morning session runs from 8.45am - 11.45am and the afternoon from 12.15pm - 3.15pm.

If you child attend the Nursery Class all day, they will stay for lunch. Your child is welcome to bring a packed lunch, however, if you would like your child to have a school dinner this is booked on a separate system and is charged at £2.35 per day (these charges are subject to change).

Children in our Nursery  are able to attend both the After School Club and the Breakfast Club.

Our Nursery class wear a uniform which is available from our uniform suppliers.

The Nursery class  is also able to support the 30 hours funding agreement.  To check if your child is eligible please click on the following link


Virtual Tours of Our School

Video tours of the school and our early years:

 Please watch our virtual tour of the school here ->



Applications for a place during the school year or to start in Years 1-6 should be made through Bedford Borough Council. If the year group is full you will be placed on the waiting list until a place becomes available.  Please note all of our year groups are currently full.

Paper copies of the form can be requested by calling 01234 718120 or you can download an application form from