Admissions

Admission Arrangements
We have a 78 place Nursery.  We have up to 26 full time (30 hour) places for those children who are eligible, and the remaining places are for mornings or afternoons (15 hours).  Children can start Nursery in the term after they turn three, although most of our Nursery places are filled in the Autumn term (September-December).

The morning sessions run from 8:30am until 11:30am and the afternoon sessions take place between 12:00 noon and 3:00pm.
 
Children who have a full time 30 hour place can go home for lunch at 11.30am and return to nursery at 12.00pm.  Alternatively they may bring a packed lunch and stay in Nursery for the full day for a charge of £2.25 a day which is payable on Parent Pay.
 
Click here to access information about whether you may be eligible for a 30 hour place in our Nursery or help towards childcare costs.
 

Please contact the School Office on 01274 414437 to put your child’s name down for our Nursery.

Please note that admission to our Nursery does not guarantee that a place will be available in our Reception class.
 
Admissions to Reception Class
All children in Bradford are admitted into Reception Class in the academic year in which they are five. All children begin school in September.

In the November before your child starts school, an application pack containing an APS1 (Application) form will be available from Bradford Council. This form gives you the opportunity to name five schools you would like your child to attend, in preference order. The application form needs to be completed and returned to the authority at the beginning of January. Parents will be informed about places during the April before the children start school.

Thackley Primary School has an admission limit of 60 and all applications for admissions are dealt with by the Local Authority and not by the school. If there are more than 60 requests for places then priority is given to siblings of children already attending the school and to those children living nearest to the school. Further details about admissions can be obtained from the Local Authority (Pupil Access) on 01274 385607 or click here for more information. 
 
SEND Admissions
The admission of pupils with an Education Health Care Plan (EHCP) for special educational needs is dealt with by completely separate procedure. Such children will be admitted to Thackley Primary School if this school is named on the EHCP. This is a statutory entitlement under S.324 of the Education Act 1996.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you would like to visit the school.

Pupil Numbers
Our standard admission number for Reception is 60.

Our Nursery admission numbers are 78. There are 39 each morning and 39 each afternoon but of these places, up to 26 full time (30 hour) places are available.

Admission Appeals
All admission appeals will be dealt in accordance with Bradford Metropolitan District Council’s appeals policy.