|Parents of children who are set to start in reception in primary school from September this year will find out next week which school their child has been offered a place at.
This year National Offer Day takes place on Tuesday April 18 because of the Easter Holidays.
Bradford Council will be sending out emails to parents from 9am on Tuesday. People should expect to receive two emails. The first will inform them which school their child has been offered a place at and the second will contain the formal offer letter, acceptance slip and important dates for parents.
Anyone who has not received their emails are advised to check their spam and junk folders before contacting Bradford Council’s Admissions Team from April 19.
Parents who applied through an individual primary school’s online system or on a paper form will be sent their offer letter by 1st class post on April 18. Allocations will not be given over the telephone.
Bradford Council’s Admissions Team encourages parents to put forward five preferences to maximise their chances of getting a place at a preferred school.
This year the council has handled more than 7,500 applications for reception places in Bradford district primary schools for the 2017/18 academic year.
Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Education, Employment and Skills Coun Imran Khan said: “We know that discovering where a child will be starting school is a big moment for every family and we work hard to ensure that as many pupils as possible are allocated to one of their preferred schools.
“Since 2010 we have also provided 8,500 additional places at primary schools to ensure the district can meet the demand and we are constantly revisiting where more places might be needed.”
National Offer Day for primary school places normally takes place on April 16 but it has been put back to Tuesday April 18 this year because of the Easter Holidays.