Harden Primary School is proud to be part of Exceed Academies Trust. We are a co-educational comprehensive primary school for children between the ages of 5 and 11 years. We are a one form entry school which means our admission number is 30 per group (agreed with the Local Education Authority) and we currently have 210 children on roll.

Each September 30 children are admitted into our Reception class. The School’s maximum Pupil Admission Number (PAN) is 210.

Our admissions are dealt with by our Local Authority and there are times when there are more children wanting a place at Harden Primary School than we have places. When this is the case, our Local Authority will first offer places to children who have a sibling, who lives at the same address, provided they are still on roll on the 1st September. This means that if your child is due to leave for secondary school, the Local Authority will not apply the sibling rule. Places are then usually offered to children who live nearest to school (as the crow flies).


A consultation on the school’s admissions arrangements is taking place from 11 November 2022 until 23 December 2022. You can find more details



‘In-year applications’ are defined as applications for admission to Reception which are submitted on or after the first day of the school year of admission, or applications for any other year group.

Our school is part of the Local Authority’s in-year co-ordination scheme for in-year admissions. Details of this scheme can be found online here In-year applications | Bradford Council or you can contact the School Admissions Team by emailing: or by telephoning 01274 439200.

Parents or carers living within the Bradford District who would like their child to move to our school should first contact their child’s current school to discuss the reasons for the transfer.


For further information about admission arrangements please refer to the Local Education booklet “A Guide for Parents about Admission Arrangements to Primary Schools” which is available on the Bradford Council website – click here  to access their guides for parents regarding in-year admissions and admissions for next September.


Harden Primary School – Admissions Policy 2022 – 2023

Harden Primary School – Admissions Policy 2023 – 2024

Harden Primary School – Admissions Policy 2024 – 2025