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The school admissions process is managed by Central Bedfordshire Council’s School Admissions Team using the published admissions criteria which can be accessed at
All parents have a right of appeal where their child has been unsuccessful in gaining a place at the school and can complete this either online at  or request a form of appeal via telephone on 0300 300 4032. 

Whilst we understand parents' concern, the school cannot influence the decision as places are allocated in accordance with the school's admission criteria. All queries regarding the school admissions process need to be directed to the School Admissions Team on 0300 300 8037 or email

Please see our Admissions Policy

link to Central Beds admissions

Closing date for children applying for places to Early Years Nursery Unit starting Sept 2017 (DOBs 1/9/2014-31/08/2015) - Fri 9th February 2018

Greenleas School Kestrel Way, Leighton Buzzard & Greenleas School Derwent Road, Linslade
Greenleas School supplies Pre School, Early Years Nursery and lower school provision at two sites in Leighton/Linslade. They are run as one school under the leadership of the Head Teacher and share a Board of Governors chaired by Mrs Emily Wilding. Please see our prospectus below.

Children can attend Pre School and Early Years Nursery at Greenleas before they start in Reception Year. (60 places at each site). Children are normally admitted to lower school in the September following their fourth birthday, which is at the start of Reception Year and leave at the end of Year 4, when they are nine. For an explanation of the difference between Pre School, Early Years Nursery and Reception please click to see our explanation document.

Starting School in September (Reception Year)

The school does not handle admissions directly, this is controlled by Central Bedfordshire Council. If your child is due to start school in September, your first approach should follow the guidance issued by Central Bedfordshire Council.  Links to appropriate publications, admissions criteria and the online admissions service are provided below. You are, however, welcome to arrange a visit to the school by calling the school office (see below).

Starting Pre School or Nursery Unit

If you would like to apply for a place at Greenleas Kestrel Way, or Greenleas Derwent Road, Pre School, or Early Years Nursery, please complete the Application Form below and return it to the school office at the relevant school site.

In-Year Transfers

In-year transfers are managed by Central Beds. However, if you wish to transfer your child to Greenleas (Kestrel Way or Derwent Road) from another school we will be happy to talk with you and arrange a visit to the school.

For more information on Greenleas Pre School and Early Years Nursery please click to link to our Pre School Early Years page.

FAQ Page - Click the link to view our Admissions Frequently Asked Questions

School Visit

If you would like to arrange a visit to the school please contact:
Greenleas Derwent Road, Linslade tel: 01525 371735
Greenleas Kestrel Way, Leighton Buzzard tel: 01525 385356



In This Section...

FAQ - Admissions

Admissions Q - Starting school - What do I need to know and do? A - Pleaseclick to link to this section in ourAdmissions page....

Our Mission and Aims

Everyone in our Greenleas family is special, valued and contributes to our outstanding school. We nurture happy, healthy and confident children to ach...

Pre School / Early Years Nursery Unit / Reception - What is the difference?

What is Pre School? – Pre School is optional for children from 2 years old. Children can stay in Pre School until starting school or move to Ear...

Date of Birth chart of start dates for Pre School, Nursery and Reception Class

Starting School When will my child start? Childs DOB Pre-school Early years Reception year turn 5 ...

FAQ Life at Greenleas School

FAQLife atGreenleas School What time do I drop off / pick up my child? The School Day is as follows: 8:45&n...

Documents - please click to open

pdf.gif: New Entrants Sept 2016 presentation

New Entrants Sept 2016 presentation

File size: 933KB (PDF File)

pdf.gif: Greenleas School Prospectus

Greenleas School Prospectus

File size: 642KB (PDF File)

pdf.gif: OFSTED Interim report (June 2010)

OFSTED Interim report (June 2010)

File size: 52KB (PDF File)

pdf.gif: OFSTED Report (Jan 2007)

OFSTED Report (Jan 2007)

File size: 167KB (PDF File)

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