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Looked After Children Educational Awards Event held on 22nd November

Over 100 Looked After Children and their carers plus teachers and social workers attended the annual Looked After Children Educational Awards Event at the Norcroft Building on the campus of the University of Bradford last Saturday. more...

Published: 26/11/2014 | Audience: All Schools, Looked After Children Designated Teachers, Class Teachers, Heads and Governing Bodies


Education Update - Wednesday 27 November 2014

From time to time the Communications Team receives information which may prove useful to other colleagues in their work areas. Please see below several Government announcements which may be helpful to you. more...

Published: 26/11/2014 | Audience: ALL


New Headteachers' Induction

Please find attached the programme for the next new Headteacher session that is being held at Glenaire Primary School, as well as the programme and dates of meetings for 2014-15. more...

Published: 26/11/2014 | Audience: New Headteachers


RAISEonline 2014 data release dates

The timetable for the release of 2014 Key Stage 4 unvalidated data, and all maintained mainstream schools’ absence and exclusions data, is detailed below. more...

Published: 26/11/2014 | Audience: For All Headteachers, Senior Leadership Team and Governors


Join us to Celebrate the 1st Birthday of the City and Local History Library

The City Library and the Local History Library in Bradford will be celebrating their first birthday on Tuesday 9 December. We would like to invite classes to join us in the Local History Library for our WW1 events. more...

Published: 26/11/2014 | Audience: Primary Teachers and Head Teachers


Language for Learning’s Annual Conference

Put the date in your diary for ‘Talk for deepening learning: strategies for raising standards’ more...

Published: 25/11/2014 | Audience: All Headteachers and Senior Managers


Industrial Centres of Excellence highly commended at national awards

A pioneering education initiative that brings business and education partners together has been highly commended at the national Children and Young People Now awards, which took place on 20 November 2014. more...

Published: 25/11/2014 | Audience: Everyone


Leave of Absence in Term Time - Penalty Notices Updated Guidance

Following the increased use of penalty notice fines for unauthorised leave of absence during 2013/14 we have updated the guidance for schools to assist and streamline the procedures more...

Published: 25/11/2014 | Audience: Headteachers, Attendance Leaders and Attendance Officers


Awareness raising event - Thursday 4 December 2014

Bradford and District Women's Forum on behalf of a partnership of local women's organisations supported by Bradford Council invite you to join them to an event to raise awareness of forced marriage. more...

Published: 25/11/2014 | Audience: All


Impact of the Changes to Pupil Registration Regulations - Leave of Absence

In September 2013 the Pupil Registration Regulations changed regarding leave of absence in term time. The recent Statistical First Release of Pupil Absence in the Autumn 2013 and Spring Terms highlights the impact this has had more...

Published: 25/11/2014 | Audience: Headteachers Attendance Leaders, Attendance Officers

To Do List

EYFSP Moderation Schedule 2014-2015

EYFSP LA Moderation Schedule 2015 The proposed moderation schedule has been published for 2015. If you wish to make any comments on the model please submit these to by Friday 21 November 2014. more...

Days overdue: 6 Completed by: 21/11/2014 | Audience: Early Years Practitioners

Ofsted Guidance - workload

Please see attached guidance from Ofsted. more...

Days overdue: 3 Completed by: 24/11/2014 | Audience: Headteachers

Named Person for Child Protection

Is your 'Named Person for Child Protection' up to date and correct on your Bradford Schools Online? more...

Days left: 1 Completed by: 28/11/2014 | Audience: All Schools

Primary School Application Posters in Polish and Slovakian languages

We would be grateful if you could display the enclosed Posters Primary School Application Posters in Polish and Slovakian languages – after 15 January 2015 these will be out of date and can be removed from display. more...

Days left: 1 Completed by: 28/11/2014 | Audience: Primary School Administration Offices, Admininstration Managers,

Proposed Changes to the methodology of reporting Persistent Absence

Following the Statistical First Release of Pupil Absence Data for the Autumn and Spring Terms 2013/2014 the Department for Education is consulting on proposed changes to Persistent Absence reporting. more...

Days left: 1 Completed by: 28/11/2014 | Audience: Headteachers, Attendance Leaders, Attendance Officers

Consultation and Information on Funding High Needs Provision in 2015/16

The consultation document outlining Bradford's proposed approach to the funding of high needs provision in 2015/16 is now available to download. more...

Days left: 4 Completed by: 01/12/2014 | Audience: Headteachers, Finance Staff, Governors and SENCOs

School Prioritisation Annual Review

Request for all headteachers of LA maintained schools, special schools and pupil referral units to provide the Bradford Achievement Service with your proposed priority level for 2015 by the end of the autumn term 2014. more...

Days left: 22 Completed by: 19/12/2014 | Audience: All Headteachers of LA maintained schools, special schools and pupil referral units

The School Information (England) Regulations 2008 S.I. 2008/3093

This is a reminder to please note the importance of publishing detailed information on your website concerning the following: more...

Days left: 22 Completed by: 19/12/2014 | Audience: To All Primary and Secondary School Headteachers

Changing to Full Budget Share for 2015-16

REMINDER: All schools in Bradford have their own bank accounts and have the option to receive either a full or a part budget share. There are a limited number of places available for Full Budget Share status for 2015-2016. Applications must be received in writing by 1 January 2015. more...

Days left: 35 Completed by: 01/01/2015 | Audience: Headteachers, Business Managers, Finance Managers, Bursars

Amend the admissions oversubscription priority areas of Eldwick Primary

We are consulting on making changes to the school priority areas which have remained the same for a number of years. more...

Days left: 64 Completed by: 30/01/2015 | Audience: All Headteachers, School Staff and Governors

Consultation on the policy covering travel between home, school and college

We are seeking your views on proposed changes to the provision within the Council’s Travel Assistance policy. The consultation period will run from 24 November 2014 until noon on 15 February 2015. more...

Days left: 80 Completed by: 15/02/2015 | Audience: Headteachers and School Governors


Please see below a list of schools that have notified us of an inspection.

To notify Education Services of an inspection please inform either Maureen Janane or Barbara Newsome.

Parkside School

3804112 Locality: SH2 | First Day Of Inspection: 26/11/2014 | Last Day Of Inspection: 27/11/2014 | Inspection Type: Section 5

Closed Schools

Colleges: For information on college closures please search for the college contact details on school finder

Scheduled Closures

No schools are scheduled to close.

Emergency Closures

No schools have been closed by unforeseen circumstances.

PTS Status

PTS services are currently fully operational today (27/11/2014)

IMPORTANT NOTE: This announcement does not include mainstream school large bus and Mybus (yellow bus) services operated by PTE, for further information T: 01133 481122 W:

Further information about PTS status.

Status of other Bradford Council Services

Please use the links below for the latest information on council services to schools:

Courses | Music Service and Peripatetic Services

The current status of the PTS service is displayed through one of three symbols:

  • PTS services are currently fully operational
  • Main routes (main roads) only are operational, PTS Buses and Taxis are providing a best endeavours service
  • The PTS bus and taxi service is not running today

IMPORTANT NOTE: This announcement does not include mainstream school large bus and Mybus (yellow bus) services operated by PTE, for further information on these please telephone Metro on 0113 3481122 or visit


No schools have notified Education Services of any virus issues.

To notify the Education Services of an virus issues please inform either Janine Munday or Chris Hardaker

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