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. Please see the Nursery admissions policy (which can be found below) for information regarding places and admission to Nursery. 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  Reception in the September prior to the fifth birthday.

The admissions policy for 2021-2022 can be downloaded below. Please note that to apply for a place in Baildon Church of England School on Church grounds, applicants MUST complete the SIF (Supplementary Information Form) for Church reasons. Part of the Supplementary Information Forms MUST be completed and signed by the faith referee before applying and the governing body will follow up ALL of these applications.

Virtual Open Evening

Due to the current national situation, we have been unable to arrange our traditional open evening in school. We have instead created a 'virtual' evening for you, which can be accessed by clicking on the link below. Should you have any further queries having watched the video and read through our Admissions Policy, then please do not hesitate to contact us through the school office.


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.