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Admissions Policy and Application Forms

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 online Common Application Form (CAF) 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. Further information may be found by following the link below:

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 2020 is 15th January 2020.

The National offer day for places is Thursday 16th April 2020 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 Thursday 16th April 2020.


The deadline for Appeals for Admission to School in September 2020 should be returned to the Local Authority by Tuesday 18th May 2020.

Appeals received by the deadline date will be heard within 40 school days during June, July and by 7th September 2020 at the latest, in accordance with the Schools Appeals Code of Practice.



Should you wish to enquire about an in-year transfer, please complete the In-year transfer form below in addition to the Supplementary Information Form contained within the Admissions Policy and return both forms to school.


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.

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

Public Consultation was therefore not required.

The were no changes to the Admissions Policy for 2020/21.

Public Consultation was therefore not required.

Changes to the Admissions Policy for 2021/22 were followed by a period of public Consultation which ended on 05/12/19. There were no objections to the changes.

July 2020: In light of Covid-19, the Governors are seeking a variation to the Admissions Policy for 2021/22.
Please see the attached amended Admissions Policy for 2021/22 which includes the variation. A copy of the Chair of Governors letter explaining the need for a variation is enclosed.
The variation has been forwarded to the Diocese of Leeds, the Office of the Schools Adjudicator and the Local Authority for consideration.