Admissions Policy

Pupils coming to us from Early Years settings will join our Early Transitions department. 

Your child will work with our staff to develop the foundations of learning. During this period, staff will be able to assess your child’s needs fully with the support of a wider multi-disciplinary team so that your child can start their journey on the right Pathway usually at the start of Year 3. 

If your child joins us after Year 3, we will work with you and other professionals to decide which Pathway is the most appropriate before admission.

We appreciate moving to a new school can be daunting. We work with you and your child to make the transition as seamless as possible. 

If you would like to arrange a visit to our school, please call 01582 866972 or email

Admissions to special schools are managed by the Central Bedfordshire Council SEND Team, who manage admissions centrally (Telephone: 0300 300 8356)

We look forward to welcoming you to the Chiltern School family, where we dare to be different!

Ever since James started at The Chiltern School he’s been like a different person. He loves school and can’t wait to get there everyday. We’ve seen such a massive change in his behaviour and outlook.