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"Jesus came to give fullness of life" John 10:10

Admissions Policy and Application Forms

Visits to school are positively welcomed.  Please contact our School Business Manager to arrange a mutual appointment.

If you would like to register your child for admission into Idle CE (A) Primary School, please download an application pack and return it directly to school once completed.

All children in Bradford are admitted into the EYFS (Reception) Class in the academic year in which they are five.  All children begin school in September.

In the November before your child starts school,  an application pack containing an APS1 (Application) form will be available from Bradford Council.  This form gives you the opportunity to name five schools you would like your child to attend, in preference order.

Idle CE (A) Primary School has an admission limit of 60 and all applications for admissions are dealt with by the Governors Admissions Committee at school in conjunction with the Local Authority Admissions Team.  If there are more than 60 requests for places then the Admissions Policy is applied to all applications. 

The closing date for EYFS applications into school in September 2019 is Tuesday 15th January 2019.

The National offer day for places is Tuesday 16th April 2019 when online applicants will be informed by the Local Authority of their application status. All parents should receive an allocation letter via primary/nursery schools or Royal Mail on Tuesday 16th April 2019.


The deadline for Appeals for Admission to School in September 2019 should be returned to the Local Authority by Monday 3rd June 2019.

Appeals received by the deadline date will be heard within 40 school days during June, July and by 9th September 2019 at the latest, in accordance with the Schools Appeals Code of Practice.

There were no changes to the Admissions Policy for 2019/20.

Public Consultation was therefore not required.