Guide for parents

Starting Secondary School in 2019

The guides on this page tell you about the secondary schools in the district and how you can find out more about them. They explain how Education Services deal with your request for your child to transfer from primary to secondary school, and give advice about how you can get financial help with paying for travel or clothing.

Before you make your decision, it’s a good idea to visit some of the schools, read their individual school booklets or visit the schools’ websites. You can find schools near your postcode using the School Finder.

You should consider carefully how your child will get to and from the school(s) you apply for before you make your application for a school place. Please read the Council’s Home to School Travel and Transport Policy for Children of Compulsory School Age before making your decision.

Any parent who wants to find out which school the Council considers to be their nearest school for transport purposes should send an email to schooltravel@bradford.gov.uk. The email should state the child’s name and address, asking what the Council considers to be the nearest secondary school for transport purposes to that address.

Starting Primary School in 2019

The guides on this page tell you about the primary schools in the district and how you can find out more about them. They explain how Education Services deal with your request for your child to start primary school, and give advice about how you can get financial help with paying for travel or clothing.

Before you make your decision, it’s a good idea to visit some of the schools, read their individual school booklets or visit the schools’ websites. You can find schools near your postcode using the School Finder.

You should consider carefully how your child will get to and from the school(s) you apply for before you make your application for a school place. Please read the Council’s Home to School Travel and Transport Policy for Children of Compulsory School Age before making your decision.

Any parent who wants to find out which school the Council considers to be their nearest school for transport purposes should send an email to schooltravel@bradford.gov.uk. The email should state the child’s name and address, asking what the Council considers to be the nearest primary school for transport purposes to that address.

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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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