Admissions

If you are interested in a place at Southmere Primary Academy, you are more than welcome to visit. Telephone 01274 575178 to make an appointment with the Principal, Susan Dawson, who will give you a guided tour and answer any questions you may have.

NURSERY - we accept children from the age of 3 into our nursery, throughout the year. If you are interested in a place in the nursery then contact the school directly. A waiting list is maintained of pupils who are not yet 3 so that nursery staff can contact parents as they approach their 3rd birthday to offer places.

Our school admission number is 60 children per year group.

RECEPTION - Southmere Primary Academy offers places to all children from the autumn term after their fourth birthday. Children whose birthday is from:

1 September 2013 to 31 August 2014 - start school in September 2018
1 September 2014 to 31 August 2015 - start school in September 2019


Children are admitted to our reception classes, full-time, at the beginning of the academic year (September) in which they become five years old. We currently follow the local authority admission policy and criteria in accordance with current legislation. This allows parents to choose the academy or school they wish their child to attend, providing it has places. Bradford Local Authority publishes a 'Starting at School' prospectus complete with preference forms and a list of all Bradford Schools and their admissions criteria. This includes information for parents of Summer born pupils who may wish to consider deferring the start of full-time education for their child.

Any appeals will be held in line with the local authority timetable for appeals.

All admissions are now administered by Education Bradford. We are happy to provide Application Forms, when completed they need to be returned to :

Admissions Team, Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford, BD1 1NN. Alternatively Education Bradford can be contacted on: 01274-439200

Details of Bradford's and the academy criteria for admissions arrangements can be downloaded by clicking the link below

Admission Arrangements Primary Schools 2018 - 2019

Nursery Admissions Policy