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Applications for September 2019

Secondary School Applications

  • The online admissions system will be available for secondary applications from 10 September 2018 until 31 October 2018 for children born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008.
  • You should receive information about making an application for secondary school from your child’s current primary school at the start of September. Please contact the Admissions Team if you do not receive this.

Primary School Applications

  • The online admissions system will be available for reception applications from 12 November 2018 until 15 January 2019 for children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015.
  • You should receive information about making an application for reception from your child’s current nursery/through the post in mid-November. Please contact the Admissions Team if you do not receive this.

You will be able to view as well as amend your online application any time until the closing date of the admissions round. Receipt of online application will be acknowledged via an automated email.

Only one application may be submitted for a child. Multiple applications will not be accepted.

Only complete a Bradford online application if you are a Bradford resident.

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Applications for Academic Year 2018-19

If you wish to apply for a school place for this academic year, please go to the page on in-year applications for further information.

Where can I get more help or advice?

  • Read the Guide for Parents about Admission Arrangements booklet, which you can download from this website or get from Bradford Council's Education Services or any primary school
  • Contact the School Admissions Team
  • Attend secondary school open evenings

The journey to school

The policy for travel assistance from home to school changed on 1 September 2015. Children starting a new school from September 2017 onwards or applying for school travel for the first time will be assessed using the new policy. More details are available in the Applying for Secondary School guidance and on our assistance with travel to home, school and college page.

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Contact details

School admissions team

Monday to Thursday - 8.30am to 5pm, Friday - 8.30am to 4.30pm : 01274 439200


Primary Annual Queries (Reception September 2019)
Primaryadmissions@bradford.gov.uk
Secondary Annual Queries (Year 7 September 2019)
Secondaryadmissions@bradford.gov.uk
In-Year and Appeal Queries
schooladmissions@bradford.gov.uk

In Person
Members of the public can come to Margaret McMillan Tower to meet with Admissions staff with an appointment. Please phone the number above to book. If you attend without an appointment we cannot guarantee you will be seen and you may be asked to return on another day. Appointments are available on the following days and between the following times:
Monday - 9.30am to 12.30pm
Tuesday - 1pm to 4pm
Wednesday - closed
Thursday - 1pm to 4pm
Friday - 9.30am to 12.30pm

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