Admission to Primary School

Shirley Manor is designated as a Primary School and we educate children from 4+ through to eleven years of age. We also have the facility of an on-site Nursery which caters for children aged 3+.

All children are admitted into our Reception classes in the September of the academic year in which they are five.

Visits to look around the school are welcome. Please contact the school office on 01274 679320, or email [email protected] to make arrangements.


Entry to Nursery happens throughout the year. Our Nursery takes children from their 3rd birthday.

To register your child for a place in Nursery, please contact the school office using the contact details above. We will need to see your child’s birth certificate.

In Year Transfers Reception to Year 6

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council Admission Arrangements for September 2023-2024 are below. The Admissions Policy of the school is common to most Bradford schools and is outlined in the document “Admission Arrangements” which is published by Bradford Council’s Children’s Services.

For information about how apply for Schools in Bradford, please follow the link below.

Starting School in September 2023

If your son or daughter is due to start school in September 2023 (born between 1st September 2018 and 31st August 2019), please ensure you apply for a Reception Class place by

completing an online application via Bradford Council’s website.  Online applications open on 15th November and close on 15th January 2024.

The link to Bradford Council’s ‘A guide for parents about admission arrangements for Primary Schools’ is below, which contains all the information you need.

In the meantime, please take a look at our ‘Welcome Video’ and the information contained on our website.  If you’d like any further information  please get in touch.