Admissions into Year 7, September 2024 (normal admissions round)

The Holy Family Catholic School was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. The school is run by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and Instrument of Government Articles of Association, and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ.

As a Catholic school, we aim to provide a Catholic education for all our pupils. At a Catholic school, Catholic Doctrine and practice permeate every aspect of the school’s activity. It is essential that the Catholic character of the school’s education be fully supported by all families in the school. We therefore hope that all parents will give their full, unreserved and positive support for the aims and ethos of the school.

Application Procedures and Timetable 

To apply for a place at this school in the normal admission round (Year 7) a standard application form, known as the Common Preference Form must be completed and returned to the Local Authority – Bradford Council Admissions Team, Margaret McMillan Tower, Princes Way, Bradford, BD1 1NN by 31 October 2023. Failure to provide a Common Preference Form (CPF) would mean that the application is not valid.

If parents feel that they should be in a specific category i.e. Baptised Catholic, then they should complete a Supplementary Information Form and provide the required evidence. The Supplementary Information Form can be downloaded from the tabs and should be submitted by 31 October 2023 to the school – The Admissions Officer, The Holy Family Catholic School, Spring Gardens Lane, Keighley, BD20 6LH. Failure to provide a Supplementary Information Form (SIF) could affect the category your application is placed in. Please note that it is the responsibility of the parent/carer to complete all forms and supply evidence as reminders will not be sent.

Parents or carers will be advised of the outcome of their applications on 1 March 2024 by the local authority on our behalf. Unsuccessful applicants will be given reasons related to the over-subscription criteria and advised of their right of appeal to an independent appeal panel. Please click the ‘Appeals Timetable’ tab.