Burley And Woodhead Church of England Primary School

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Our Admissions are managed through Bradford Local Education Authority. 

The Bradford admissions page can be accessed by clicking here.

The current admissions criteria for this school is set out below.  

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Burley and Woodhead CE Primary School

Admissions Policy 2023-24

Children are admitted to school in the September following their fourth birthday. All children will be entitled to a full-time place in the Reception class, subject to parents wishing to take up this full-time place.

Where the number of preferences for a school exceeds the number of places available, priority will be given to children in the following categories:

1. Looked after children and all previously looked after children, including those children who appear (to the admission authority) to have been in state care outside of England and ceased to be in state care as a result of being adopted (see note 1).
2. Children who have exceptional social or medical needs, supported by a written recommendation from the child’s paediatrician/consultant or professional from Children’s Services. The letter must explain why the school is the only suitable school to meet the child’s needs and why no other school could provide the appropriate support for the child.
3. Siblings of children living at the same address who are at present on roll at the school and will still be attending the school at the time of admission (see notes 2 and 3).
4. Children of parents who are members* of the Church of England or other Christian denominations for whom the preferred school is the nearest Church of England school to the home address (see note 4).
5. Other children (see notes 5, 6 and 7).


1. A ‘looked after child’ (LAC) is a child who is in the care of the local authority, or being provided with accommodation by a local authority in the exercise of their social services functions (as defined in the Children Act 1989). A ‘previously looked after child’ (PLAC) is a child who has been in ‘state care’ outside of England and Wales, accommodated by a public authority, a religious organisation or any other organisation the sole or main purpose of which is to benefit society and legally adopted. Any child who is deemed to have been internationally adopted previously looked after (IAPLAC) also comes under this category.

2. The terms “siblings” refers to children who live with the same family at the same address. Children living with the same family e.g. foster children and step-sisters and brothers are also included. Cousins are not siblings.

3. ‘Home address’ refers to the child’s permanent home at the date of admission. Where the child lives with split parents who have shared responsibility, it is for the parents to determine which address to use when applying for a primary school. Proof of residency may be required at any time during or after the allocation process.

4. “Nearest Church of England School” is measured by a straight line distance from the main entrance of the home to the main entrance of the nearest Church of England primary school, including those in other local authorities.

5. Proximity to school is used as a tie-breaker, those living closest being given priority.
When demand exceeds places in any of the criteria, the distance between the child’s home and school, measured by a straight line distance from the Ordnance Survey address point of the home to the main entrance to the school building, will be used to decide who is given a place; those living nearest being given the available places. Where the offer of places to applicants with equi-distant addresses would lead to oversubscription, the decision of who will be offered the place will be made by random selection by Local Authority officers.

6. Multiple Births – where the parents of children of multiple births (twins, triplets etc) request admission and only one of the siblings can be offered a place, the remaining siblings will also be offered places above the admission number.