|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.
Families can take advantage of a fantastic swim offer from Bradford Council and swim from just £8 during the half term holidays next week.
The family swim offer will be available between 20 and 26 February at all Bradford Council pools.
The £8 offer is available for one adult and up to three children for swimming at all council-run pools in the district. Families of two adults and up to two children will be able to swim for £10. The offer is available at Richard Dunn Sport Centre, The Leisure Centre Keighley and Bingley, Bowling, Eccleshill, Ilkley (indoor pool), Queensbury and Shipley pools.
Richard Dunn Sports Centre also has a special offer of £15 for families wanting to both swim and slide.
Coun Sarah Ferriby Bradford Council Executive Member for Environment, Sport said: “It can be hard to find inexpensive things to do as a family during the half term holidays and this offer really cuts down the cost of a trip to the swimming pool.”
Children are classed as under 16. Please check exact times as they may vary slightly at different pools.
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Children across the Bradford district are invited to try out some new sports, reignite an interest in more traditionally popular sports or bust some moves dance at classes over the February half-term holidays.
Bradford Council’s sport and leisure service is organising the Base Camps and Dance Camps which are the ideal way to keep youngsters occupied during the school break.
The Base Camps offer the opportunity for children aged 5 to 13 to try out activities like trampolining, dodge ball and volleyball as well as have a go at more popular sports such as football, cricket, basketball and athletics.
The camps will take place at Zara Sports Centre Heaton from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February and at Richard Dunn Sports Centre from Tuesday 21 to Thursday 23.
The sessions run from 9am to 3.30pm and kids will need to bring suitable kit with trainers and a packed lunch with drinks.
Children can attend the full five day or three day camps or can just do individual days.
The five day camp cost £56 for the first child and £42 for additional children. The three day camp costs £34 per child £26 for additional children and day sessions cost £14 a child. Bradford Leisure cardholders (formerly Passport to Leisure) can take part in day sessions for £11.
The Dance Camps are being led by Dance for Life and include street dance, break dance and musical theatre. On the final day of Dance Camp the youngsters will hold a performance to show off their newly acquired skills.
The Dance camps will be at Zara Sports Centre Heaton from Monday 20 to Friday 24 February from 10am – 3.00pm. Children can attend the full five day or can just do individual days.
The five day camp costs £50 for the first child and £38 for additional children and day sessions cost £12. Bradford Leisure cardholders (formerly Passport to Leisure) can take part in day sessions for £9.
Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Sustainability, said: “Our Base Camps and Dance Camps are always very popular and are a great way for youngsters to try things, improve their skills and make new friends in a safe and enjoyable environment. I’m sure they will have lots of fun.”
Places are limited so booking is essential. People can book online at www.bradford.gov.uk/sport or telephone Bradford Council’s Community Sports and Activities Development Unit on 01274 522750 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The first of four Tour de Yorkshire roadshows in the Bradford district will take place at Bradford City Hall on Thursday 2 February from 10.30am to 12.30pm.
The roadshows give local residents and businesses everything they need to know to make the most of this year’s race.
Bradford Council is working with Welcome to Yorkshire to run the roadshows to share information on how to get involved, build excitement and maximise the benefits of the global media coverage.
Stage Three of the Tour de Yorkshire starts in Bradford city centre and goes through the district on Sunday 30 April.
Other roadshows in the district are at:
- Ilkley King’s Hall on Tuesday 28 February from 6pm to 8pm
- Victoria Hall in Saltaire on Wednesday 1 March from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.
- Victoria Hall in Keighley on Monday 6 March from 2pm to 4pm.
Details on road closures, the annual sportive and Welcome to Yorkshire’s various cycling legacy projects will all be discussed, along with ways people can become an official Tour Maker or take part in the popular land art competition. Continue reading Tour de Yorkshire Roadshows starting in Bradford