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Primary Conversion

As you may be aware, there have been discussions for several years within Central Bedfordshire regarding the current three-tier education system. Currently, children transition from Lower school to Middle school education at the age of 9 years old. There has long been a growing support for a two-tier education system. This would mean that children would transition at the age of 11 from a Primary school to a Secondary school.


Caldecote Church of England Academy and the Diocese of St Albans Multi Academy Trust (DSAMAT) are very supportive of the move towards a two-tier education system.  We will be working with our community to establish their needs, and developing a plan to consider providing primary education for our pupils.  


In order to achieve this the following criteria must be met:


  1. Formal agreement with the Diocese of St Albans and Central Bedfordshire Council
  2. Proposals must go out to public consultation
  3. Potential school expansion work
  4. Appointment of a new classroom teacher for Upper Key Stage 2


We will keep our community involved and updated throughout this process.

Click here for the Schools for the Future in the Biggleswade area website.