Information about admissions

All Bradford Metropolitan District Council residents must apply for a primary school on the common application form. Parents should apply online via the Bradford Council website where details of admissions can be found.

In year applications need to be made to Bradford Council Admissions Team. We regularly update our numbers with Bradford who will be able to advise if there are any spaces in the particular year groups. Bradford maintains our waiting list for us and will contact us as and when spaces become available with details of applicants. In case of over-subscription, places are allocated in line with the admissions policy which was in place for the Reception intake for that year, e.g. if a parent is applying for a place in Year 4 in 2018 to 2019, the admission policy for 2014 is the one which is used.

The governing body is responsible for determining the admissions policy, including criteria for allocating places where the school is over-subscribed. There are a total of 52 places in Nursery (on a part time basis) and 60 places in Reception. Children are usually admitted into the Nursery in the academic year that they are four and into the Reception classes in the September prior to their fifth birthday.

The admissions policy for 2019-2020 can be downloaded below. Please note that to apply for a place in Baildon Church of England School on Church or medical grounds, applicants MUST complete the SIF (Supplementary Information Form) for Church reasons (found at the end of the admissions document) and a medical application form for medical grounds. Part of the Supplementary Information Forms MUST be completed by the faith referee before applying and the governing body will follow up ALL of these applications.


Parents need to apply to Bradford if they wish to appeal an admissions decision. Appeals for Reception intake are held in June or July prior to September start.