Admissions 18/19

Reception Admissions

Beckfoot Nessfield Primary School is a co-educational comprehensive primary school for children between the ages of 4 and 11 years (children in Nursery start after they have turned 3). The admission number, agreed with the Local Education Authority, is 60 per year group. We hold Open Days where you can come and see our school prior to your child starting in September. Information on dates is available from the office.

Admissions & Parental Choice - Nursery

We maintain a waiting list for admission to our Nursery. We admit 54 children each September into Nursery (27 in Morning Nursery and 27 in Afternoon Nursery). Children attending our nursery are not guaranteed a place in our Reception Classes. A separate application must be made to the Local Authority which is responsible for allocating Reception places.

Arrangements for children starting school

Beckfoot Nessfield Primary School will admit 60 children into Reception every September.

Children will normally start full time in Reception Class in the September of the school year in which they will be five.

If there are more children wanting a place at Beckfoot Nessfield Primary School than there are places. When this is the case, the Local Authority will first offer places to children who have a sister or brother who lives at the same address and will still be at the school in the September they will start school. Places are then offered to children who live nearest to school (measured in a straight line).

If parents receive notice that a place has not been offered to their child, they may, if they wish, appeal to the Local Authority. Sometimes the appeals are successful.

Each year all new parents are invited to a meeting where relevant information is shared about our school.

For further information about admission arrangements please refer to the Local Education booklet “A Guide for Parents about Admission Arrangements to Primary Schools” which is available on the Bradford Council website www.bradford.gov.uk. More information in relation to Bradford Council Admission arrangements can be found on the following link https://bso.bradford.gov.uk/content/admissions