Schools for the Future (Stratton School)

Stratton Upper School becomes.... Stratton School.

Stratton School September 2024 is fast approaching. Watch this space for updates on our exciting journey to full secondary school status. 

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 with any questions you have on this process. 

September 2024 - ALL CHANGE!!

As a result of the Schools for the Future programme operating in Central Beds, we are pleased to confirm that Stratton Upper School will become Stratton School in September 2024, a full secondary school, delivering a curriculum from Year 7 to Year 13. More information can be found here on the SFF website - Schools for the Future.

If your child is currently at Biggleswade Academy, a letter from the Local Authority has been sent home, via BA, detailing the bespoke automatic placement of students into Y7, Y8 at Stratton in September 2024. This is as a result of BA becoming a full primary school and ceasing their Key Stage 3 (Y7 and Y8 programmes).

For all other families and students, the Central Beds Admissions Team can be contacted for specific questions on the 2024 application process School admissions | Central Bedfordshire Council


Open Evening

To support families with our programme for 2024, we are operating a split Open Evening on Thursday September 28th.

For any Year 6 student, including those at Biggleswade Academy, please attend at 5:30pm for a briefing from Mr Farmer followed by a variety of exciting subject demonstrations across the site.

Students in Y7 and Y8 currently at Biggleswade Academy or in any other school outside of Biggleswade, you can attend from 6:30 for a briefing from Mr Farmer followed by your tour of the site.

Please complete the following form, either by ctrl and click on the link below or copy into your browser: 

We appreciate this is a considerable volume of change. Whilst we are very excited to be aligning to the national programme of Primary and Secondary Education, we know this will be a large task for our immediate community to fully comprehend and also understand the options open to them. Then best thing to do is simply drop us an email. No such thing as a silly question!

We have a dedicated inbox for all questions related to September 2024, please email;



What does a Key Stage 3 look like at Stratton School?

We are incredibly proud to be a part of Meridian Trust. Not only is Meridian an amazingly supportive Multi Academy Trust, it has a phenomenal reputation for supporting schools to enhance amazing learning journeys. As a collective, we believe that the curriculum in Years 7 and 8 should build a bridge between primary school and GCSE study, increasing exposure to subject specialisms and provide solid foundations of Knowledge and Understanding and Key Skills in a broad and balanced range of subjects. The curriculum should provide inspiration and challenge for young minds and support them to take their place in society and modern Britain as successful learners, confident individuals and responsible, employable citizens.

The Meridian website has a clear programme of study for Years 7 and 8 here Key Stage 3 - Meridian Trust which will form the basis of the Stratton School curriculum. Find out more on the Key Stage 3 Subjects in Meridian Schools - We will update this section with the bespoke Stratton plans in due course.

Our facilities are extensive.

On top of the standard package classrooms and IT space, we offer -

  • Performance Hall - 250 Seat capacity theatre space with full stage and backstage setup and dressing rooms
  • Drama Studio and workshop space
  • Music rehearsal rooms
  • Sound recording studio
  • Bespoke teaching spaces for PE Theory
  • Full media suite
  • Enhanced technology suite with engineering and electronics options
  • State of the Art Science Block with 12 high quality science labs
  • 3G Muga - operational from November 2023
  • Large Sports Hall, Dance Studio, Activity Studio and Gymnasium space
  • Enhanced Visual Arts suite of learning spaces including a purpose-built darkroom for photography curriculum
  • Pastoral Support Hubs in every House area of the school, to enhance support opportunities for students
  • Large library and study space
  • Open plan gallery space for student work showcase events
  • Bespoke 6th Form accommodation
  • An Appropriate Provision learning zone - an onsite and integrated support and curriculum programme of study entwined in the Thrive principles of metal health and wellbeing.


 All admissions are made via Central Bedfordshire Admissions Team. 6th Form applications are made directly to the school.

You can email the Admissions Team directly using:

Telephone: 0300 300 8037


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