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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.

Please see our EYFS Tour video below to gain an insight into our EYFS Provision.


The number of new children we can accept each year is 60; if there are more applicants than places available, the Governors, who are the admissions authority for the school, will operate the following oversubscription policy.

The admission of pupils with a statement of special educational needs or education, health and care plan is dealt with by a separate procedure.  Such children will be admitted to the named school without reference to the oversubscription criteria below. This is a statutory entitlement under S.324 of the Education Act 1996. 

Outside the normal admissions round, the Local Authority’s Fair Access protocol will be applied alongside the policy to secure the admission of vulnerable pupils from specific groups.

Parents wishing to apply for a Reception place at Idle Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School:

  1. Must complete the COMMON APPLICATION FORM, which is available either from the Local Authority or from the School. 
    This should then be returned directly to the Local Authority by the National closing date for Primary school places which will be midnight on 15th January 2022  

Online applications can also be made by logging onto Bradford Council Admissions and selecting ‘Online School Admissions’.

  1. Must, when applying on Faith grounds, complete the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FORM which is available from the school or the school website.

    This should be returned directly to the school by the national closing date for Primary school places which will be midnight on 15th January 2022.


  1. When you are applying to Idle Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School on Faith grounds you will be asked to provide a completed Confidential Church reference form from your Minister. 

    The confidential Church Reference form for your Minister to complete is available from the school, and will also be sent to you by the school with your invitation to our Open morning.  This takes place during the November prior to the allocation of places.  

N.B.  It is the Parent’s responsibility to ensure the Minister has returned the form to the school and that the school is in receipt of the completed form before the national closing date.

  1. The letter offering your child a Primary School place will be sent out from the Local Authority on behalf of the Governors on the National Primary School offer day which will be 19th April 2022.  

In-year application: 

For in-year applications parents should complete the in year application form on our website and ring the school office on 01274 410111 to discuss a school place.