Secondary Place Planning

Secondary Place Planning

School Admissions 2021     

A report was taken to the Executive Committee of the Council on 4 February 2020 the following decisions were made:

Annual Determination of Admission Arrangements:

  1. That the Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools be approved.
  2. That the Co-ordinated Admissions Schemes for Annual and In-Year Admissions be approved.
  3. That the proposed changes to admission oversubscription criteria for 'own admission authority schools' listed below be noted.
  4. That the Published Admission Numbers for all schools be noted.  
Primary Schools and Academies:
Barkerend Primary Leadership Academy
Co-op Academy Parklands
Thornbury Primary Leadership Academy
Secondary Schools and Academies:
Bradford Forster Academy
Bradford Girl’s Grammar
Buttershaw Business & Enterprise College
Carlton Bolling
Ilkley Grammar
Queensbury Academy


Details of the admission policies and coordinated admission arrangements can be found by clicking on 'Admissions' on the left hand side of this page, followed by clicking on 'About Admissions'.

Bradford Council has a statutory duty to ensure there are sufficient school places in the District to meet present and future demand .   

The demand for school places changes over time and predicting demand is a complex task involving a range if factors such as birth rates, housing growth and inward and outward migration.

For forecasting and planning purposes all secondary schools are organised into 8 planning areas of schools and are based on where children live and which schools they are likley to attend. For secondary schools this is likely to cover a much wider area across the District particularly for faith schools. Note however that this does not restrict parents making preferences for any school across the District or elsewhere.

School Organisation Plan: Duties, responsibilities and the underlying principles to the provision of education facilities in Bradford, consultation.

The School Organisation Plan is currently being reviewed and will be published later this year as a new document combining School Organisation, Childcare Sufficiency and SEND Sufficiency planning.

Additional information on the schools in the 8 planning areas is shown below:

(click on highlighted areas in blue to open the link).


Aire Valley Planning Area

Bradford Central Planning Area

  • Beckfoot Upper Heaton Academy; Belle Vue Girls' School; Bradford Girls' Grammar School; Bronte Girls' Academy; Dixons Allerton Academy; Dixons McMillan Academy; Dixons Trinity Academy; Eden Boys' Leadership Academy; Oasis Academy Lister Park; St Bede's and St Joseph's Catholic College. 
  • Area Forecast
  • Map showing pupils in year 7 to year 13 attending these schools in January 2020
  • Granted housing development proposals 

Bradford East Planning Area

Bradford South Planning Area

  • Appleton Academy; Bradford Academy; Bradford Forster Academy; Buttershaw Business and Enterprise Academy; Co-op Academy Grange; Dixons City Academy; Tong Leadership Academy.
  • Area Forecast
  • Map showing pupils in year 7 to year 13 attending these schools in January 2020
  • Granted housing development proposals

Bradford West Planning Area

Cullingworth Planning Area

Ilkley Planning Area

Keighley Planning Area

 Private and Independent schools known data click here, December 2019.

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