Tel. 01274 302400


 Intake September 2018

The application process for admissions in September 2018 will open on Monday 4th September 2017. The closing date for all applications to Bradford Council is 31st October 2017 with  National Offer day on the 1st March.

Bradford Forster Academy, in accordance with Priority 3 of the Admission Policy 2018 – 19, accepts applications supported by a Supplementary Information Form and Minister’s Confidential Reference Form. The Supplementary Form is available using the link below. Please be aware that both sides of this document must be completed by the relevant persons (Parent/Carer and Minister) and returned directly to the school office.

Admissions Policy 18-19


If you are dissatisfied with the admission decision, you have the right to make a representation to the Appeals Panel, this is independent of the Academy. For further details please contact the Local Authority Admissions Team on 01274 439200.

Secondary School Appeals Timetable

  • Allocation letters/emails sent to parents                                                                  1 March 2018
  • Deadline for parents to submit appeal                                                                      29 March 2018
  • Appeal hearings to take place:                                                                                    May – July 2018


In-Year Admissions

Please download the document below to transfer during the 2016 – 17 academic year. (The form for 2017-18 has yet to be released).

In Year Transfer & Application Form and Guide Notes 2017-18


Where can I get more help or advice?

Read the Guide for Parents about Admission Arrangements booklet, which you can download (follow the link below) or get from Bradford Council’s Education Services or any primary school:

  • Bradford Forster Academy – Phone or email Claire Wright  01274 302400 or
  • Local Authority School Admissions Team – Phone on 01274 439200 or email
  • Write to the School Admissions Team at Education Services, Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford, BD1 1NN
  • Appointments can be made to speak to an adviser at the School Admissions Team by calling 01274 439200

A Guide for Parents about Admission Arrangements tom Secondary Schools 2018-19


Related Links

For the 2017 – 18 Guide for Parents, please select the link below:

Events and News from BFA

Student Musical – Auditions Auditions for the Bradford Forster Academy musical ‘Back to the 80’s’ will be held on Tuesday 12th September and Thursday 14th September between 3.00 and 4.15pm. The auditions are open to all students – no experience necessary! The students will be…

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Enrichment at BFA

Our new term sees new extra-curricular Enrichment activities on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays from 3.00-4.00pm (with the exception of Show Rehearsals which runs 3pm – 4:30pm). These sessions are a fantastic opportunity for our pupils to enjoy a range of different and perhaps new areas…

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Dates for your Diary

Upcoming Events 2017 – 18 AUTUMN TERM Academy re-opens for Year 7 students           Tuesday 5th September 2017 Academy re-opens for Year 8 students           Wednesday 6th September 2017 School Musical Auditions                 …

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Letters Home

Please find below some of the letters that were posted home or sent home with students. If you have any queries or require a paper copy of any of these letters please contact the office on 01274 302400. Letters 19.09.17 E-Safety Event 12.9.17 Enrichment Cycle…

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