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Cullingworth Village Primary School

Delivering Excellence for a Brighter Future



Admission Arrangements

At Cullingworth Village Primary School, we use Bradford Council to complete our admission arrangements. All information regarding admission arrangements to Bradford primary schools can be found in the following guide for parents.

A guide for parents about admission arrangements to Primary School 2018-19

Below is an outline of our admissions procedure for our Reception classes and in-year across the rest of the school.

All pupils will be considered for a place at our school following the Bradford Council Guidelines and our Admissions Policy. The Admissions criteria and order of priority are detailed in our Admissions Policy. All applications from pupils with Special Educational Needs or who have a disability will be treated fairly using the same criteria as all other applications and as outlined in the parent’s guide above.

Admissions to Reception 

Our Reception caters for 45 children between the ages of 4 and 5 years. Children enter school in the academic year they become five. There is one admissions date per year, early in September (i.e. at the start of the school year). Therefore, parents/carers who would like their child to be admitted to our school during the year their child is five should ensure that they complete the application form by the date stipulated on the form and send to Admissions Team at Bradford Council. Parents are usually notified by the Local Authority of the application process in November of the year before they are due to start school. If you haven't heard from the Admissions Team by the end of November, we recommend that you contact the Admissions Team on the number below. 


At Cullingworth Village Primary we have chosen Bradford Council to be the ‘Admissions Authority’ for our school. The regulations for entry to each school, where the Admissions Authority is the Local Authority (LA), are published each year by the LA. Parents and carers can receive a copy of these regulations directly from Bradford Council.


Bradford Council publishes a composite admissions prospectus each year, which gives information about how parents/carers can apply for a place in the school of their choice. Parents and carers have a right to express a preference for the school of their choice and they should do so on the application form. Expressing a preference does not, in itself, guarantee a place at this school. Application forms can be obtained from the Admissions Service at Bradford Council or via and should be completed by the date stipulated on the forms. Bradford Council notifies parents/carers about the school place as soon as all the applications have been considered. The Admissions Team can be contacted by telephone on 01274 439200 or by email on


In-year transfers/admissions

There may be times when children move schools as they move through the primary years, usually due to a house move. All these admissions of children into school are managed by Bradford Council Admissions Team. If you would like to apply for a place for your child, please contact the Admissions Team at Bradford Council on 01274 439200 or by email on There is also information on their website at

See the link at the top of this page to read a copy of our Admissions Policy.


Admission Appeals

If the Admissions Team are unable to offer a child a place at our school, due to oversubscription then Bradford Council will allocate an alternative, please read the ‘Co-ordinated Admission Scheme for the Bradford Metropolitan District Area’ for further information. Any parent who is unhappy with the allocation has the right of appeal by applying to Bradford Council. An independent appeals panel then meets to consider all appeals by parents/carers who have been refused a place at our school and who wish to appeal against this decision. An appeals panel’s decision is binding for all parties concerned. If the appeals panel decides that we should admit a child to our school, then we will accept this and continue to do all we can to provide the best education for all the children at our school. (Details of appeal arrangements are set out in the Code of Practice on School Admissions Appeals, which came into force in September 2002). 

If you require a (free of charge) paper copy of any of our School Policies please contact the office or call us on the number below.