Menston Primary School

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Admission to Primary School

As a Local Authority maintained school, Bradford Authority decides on admissions for this school. To apply for a place at Menston Primary School, please contact Bradford's Admissions Team on 01274 439200, by emailing them at or by visiting Bradford Schools Online website (see below).

How do I apply for a Reception place at a primary school?

To apply for a primary school place you can apply online at or you can complete a common application form, usually available from mid-November. You may also need to complete a supplementary application form or provide evidence supporting your application, depending on the schools you have applied for. We have added Bradford’s guidance to help you with the online application process. Further guidance from Bradford can be accessed here.

When do I need to apply for my child to start in Reception at a primary school?

The online admissions system will be available for Reception applications from 12 November 2018 until 15 January 2019 for children born between 1 September 2014 and 31 August 2015. Children born between these dates will start school any time from 1 September 2019 to 31 August 2020.

Children are admitted into Reception in the September following their fourth birthday. Parents can request that the date their child is admitted to the school is deferred until later in the year or until the term in which the child reaches compulsory school age. Parents can also request that their child takes up the place part-time until the child reaches compulsory school age. The admission criteria will apply to all children seeking a school place, whatever their term of entry.  The place offered will be reserved on condition that it is taken up within the same school year.

Guidance for parents, carers and schools requesting deferment/offsetting of a Reception place can be found here.

Can I choose what primary school my child goes to?

You can make a preference for up to five schools, these should be listed in the order you would prefer them.

What help is available for me to decide which schools to apply for?

Before you decide on a particular school, you should visit the schools in your area. While schools welcome visitors, it helps them if you make an appointment. You can contact our office on 01943 873180 or by emailing

If you would like information on how particular schools are performing, you can get a summary of the latest Ofsted report from the school, or see full reports on Ofsted’s website ( You can also find information on the school’s Key Stage Two results on the Department for Education website at or on this website.

When will I find out what school my child has been allocated?

You will receive a letter mid-April to inform you which school your child has been offered a place at. There will be an acceptance form with the letter which you must return to the school. If you have applied online, you will also receive an email telling you which school your child has been offered a place at.

Details of the school’s admission arrangements, including its selection and oversubscription criteria, published admission number and the school’s process for applications through the local authority are available here.

In-year applications

If you are moving into the local area and need to apply for a place at one of the local primary schools, you can find out how to to this by clicking this link, which will take you to Bradford’s in-year applications page. If you would like to make an appointment to look around our school, you can contact our office on 01943 873180 or by emailing