Children can begin school at the beginning of the academic year in which they turn 5, either part time or full time, but they must be full time at the beginning of the term during which they have their fifth birthday.
- Children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 will begin in the reception class in September 2022.
- Children born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019 will begin in the reception class in September 2023.
Parents are welcome to visit the school and to add their child’s name to our database at anytime. All children on our database, along with their parents, will be invited to visit the school in the Autumn Term prior to starting school, eg. those children due to start in September 2023 will be invited to visit in November 2022. Application for a place is made to the Education Authority by the January before your child is due to start in reception. Places are confirmed in April/May.
Children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs or an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) have, upon mutual agreement following consultation with the school regarding its ability to meet a child’s specific needs, a statutory entitlement to a place at the school named in the Statement or EHCP. This is not part of the oversubscription criteria.
Wycliffe CE Primary School is a Voluntary-Controlled school and as such, Bradford Local Authority is the admission authority for the school and deals with our applications. When there are more applicants than available places, the LA’s admission policy is used to determine which applicants will be given a place.
Please visit the ‘Admission Arrangements’ section of the Bradford Council website for details.
When a parent requests a change of school, wherever possible this should be done at the start of a school term thus avoiding disruption to the teaching programme.
‘In year applications’ for any year group throughout the school year are dealt with by the Local Authority. Please visit the ‘In-Year Applications’ section of the Bradford Council website for further information.
To find information on the local authority appeals process please click here.