Apply for a place at one of Bradford District's schools

Applications for 2017

You should have received information about making an application for school from your child’s current nursery. Please contact the Admission Team if you have not received anything.

  • The online admissions system will be available for secondary applications from 5 September 2016 until 31 October 2016 for children born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006
  • The online admissions system will be available for reception applications from 14 November 2016 until 15 January 2017 for children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013

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.

 Apply now for a place at one of Bradford District's schools 

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 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
Members of the public can come to Margaret McMillan Tower to meet with Admissions staff with an appointment. If you attend without an appointment we cannot guarantee you will be seen and you may be asked to return on another day. You can book an appointment by ringing us on 01274 439200 on the following days and times:

Monday - 9.30am to 12.30pm
Tuesday - 1pm to 4pm
Wednesday - closed
Thursday - 1pm to 4pm
Friday - 9.30am to 12.30pm

Week days 8.30am to 5pm (8.30am to 4.30pm on Fridays) : 01274 439200
Email :

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