fbpx Admissions - Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School, Bedford


Children may join the school at any point from 3 months to 7 years. Once you have decided you would like your child to join us (following a visit to the school), we ask that parents contact our Admissions team (admissions@pilgrims-school.org.uk) to request access to our online registration form. Once submitted, and payment of the £125 registration fee has been received, your child’s name will then be placed on the provisional register for entry into the room/year group of choice, on your proposed start date. Prior to full enrolment, your child will be invited to attend a pre-enrolment visit within their appropriate peer group.  After a successful visit, you will be asked to complete the enrolment paperwork and pay the required £500 deposit. Once this paperwork is received and acknowledged by us, your child’s place is confirmed.

There is no entrance exam or selection process but we do ask that if your child is joining us in Year 1 or Year 2, they spend some time with us before a place is confirmed.

The school is very full in certain areas and early registration is advisable.  It is important for parents to note that priority is given for places within our Reception year group to those children who already attend our Pre School.  Therefore, to avoid disappointment, early enrolment into Pre School is advised. Please contact the school’s Registrar for further details on this process.

To view our admissions policy, please visit our policies page.




You will find the details of our school fees for each section of the school in the documents below. Please contact us directly for more information on fees and to arrange a visit to the school.


For further details about Pre School Education Funding, please refer to our Admissions Policy. For fees nett of NEF, please contact the school directly.

Please note that the school will continue to offer the Government’s Early Years ‘universal’ funding available for 3 to 5 year olds. Pilgrims does not offer the extended 30-hour funding.

For more information on how the Harpur Trust collect fees, please see their downloadable FAQ sheet.


Visiting The school

Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School is much more than a school. It is a happy, caring community where your child will learn, play and thrive. Our website touches on some of the many qualities which make our school so special.

Visiting is a great way for you and your child(ren) to meet the existing students, teachers and support staff and get a feel for school life here at Pilgrims.

We are welcoming families for individual tours where you can see the school in action. To book a visit, please contact admissions@pilgrims-school.org.uk or telephone on 01234 369555.

You can also view our virtual 360 tour of the school from the safety of your own home.

Explore our 360 tour



Our prospectus contains further information about the school and the different stages of the Pilgrims School journey. You can download it here.

If you would like to arrange a visit to Pilgrims School or have any enquiries regarding availability and the Admissions procedure, please contact us.

MAIN SCHOOL 2024/25 admissions

Limited spaces are available in Reception and Year 1 from September 2024.  If you are interested in arranging a visit, please contact admissions@pilgrims-school.org.uk.  Admissions into Little Pilgrims 24/25 (under 2s) have now closed and places within Kindergarten and Pre School 24/25 remain extremely limited.  However, parents can, of course, contact Admissions via the link above to find out more.