Welcome to Carlton VC Lower School!

Carlton VC Lower School

Work hard, reach for the stars and you will go far!



We are a Voluntary Controlled Church of England Lower School 

for 4-9 year olds based in North Bedfordshire.



Vision Statement:


Every child matters and every voice is heard.

All children are challenged to achieve their full potential in a safe and caring, Christian environment, enabling them to move on as confident well rounded individuals, prepared to face the future.



Carlton VC Lower School is a small, friendly,  village school that values standards and achievements in all areas.  We are extremely proud of all that goes on here.


We hope you enjoy browsing round our website.


"OUTSTANDING in all areas" - Ofsted 2013



Carlton Before School / Breakfast Club

Term time from 8am


Carlton After School Club

Term time - 3.30pm - 5.30pm

These are thriving on site clubs where the children can undertake a wide range of activities in a safe and stimulating environment.

Application forms available from the School Office


Carlton Pre-School

There is a happy, thriving Pre School on site, for children aged from 2 years

Open Term Time

9.00am - 3pm Mon, Tues, Thurs

9.00am - 1pm Wed, Fri

Please telephone 01234 720194 for further information.


Parent and Toddler Group

This group meet in the school hall every Friday from 10.00am to 11.30am. All welcome.



In case of school closure due to adverse weather parents will be advised by global text and a message posted on the Bedford BC website. Please click on link below:





CONSULTATION DOCUMENT on our proposal to extend the age range of Carlton VC Lower to a Single Phase Primary age 4 to 11 provision is attached here.

We are pleased to inform you the decision of the Governing Body of Carlton Lower School was that following the consultation,  the Governors agreed unanimously to extend the upper age range of pupils attending the school by two years from 9 years to 11 years to create a full primary provision.  This means that from September 2017 the school will admit children from Reception to Year 5 and from September 2018 will admit children from Reception to Year 6.

For full details of the final consultation report please click here.


Contact Details


Head Teacher: Mrs Sue Burt



Our Address:

Carlton VC Lower School

The Moor



MK43 7JR



Phone: 01234 720281


Fax: 01234 720281


E-mail: admin@carltonvclower.org