St Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College is a co-educational school. The College was founded by the Catholic Church to provide education for children of Catholic families. The College is run by its governing body as part of the Catholic Church in accordance with its Trust Deed and instrument of government and seeks at all times to be a witness to Jesus Christ. Whenever there are more applications than places available priority will always be given to Catholic applicants in accordance with the oversubscription criteria listed in the Admissions Policy below. If the number of preferences received is less than the admission number then all preferences will be met. By applying to this College, parents or carers are declaring their support for the aims and ethos of the College.
St Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College is oversubscribed and receives more applications than there are places available. It is important therefore to get the process of application right. There are 290 places available at the College for new Year 7 students and being a Catholic school, the application process is as follows:
- To apply for a place at this College in the normal admission round (Year 7) a standard application form, known as the Common Preference Form (CPF) must be completed and returned to Bradford District Council by 31 October 2023. Failure to provide a Common Preference Form (CPF) would mean that the application is not valid. This can be done online at;
- This online admissions system will be available for applications from September 2023 for children born between 1st September 2012 and 31st August 2013 for a September 2024 start in Year 7.
- If parents feel that they should be in a specific category i.e. Baptised Catholic, then they are required to complete a Supplementary Information Form and provide the required evidence. The Supplementary Information Form is available to download on this page.
- The Supplementary Information Form should be submitted to:
St Bede’s and St Joseph’s Catholic College,
Cunliffe Rd, Bradford,
or via email to;
The deadline for applications is submitted 31 October 2023
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 – 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 listed above and advised of their right of appeal to an independent appeal panel. Details of the appeals process can be found on online at: