What Are The Best Schools In Bradford?

Lying between Manchester and Leeds, the Northern city of Bradford is diverse and affordable. If you are moving to the area, you will want to know everything you can, including which are the best schools for your children.

In this blog, we’re going to highlight the best primary schools, secondary schools and special schools in Bradford. We’ll also provide advice on how you can find an affordable home in Bradford.

Best Schools In Bradford

If you are thinking about raising a family in the city of Bradford, you will be pleased to know that there is a great selection of excellent primary schools, secondary schools and secondary schools in the area.

There is also a range of nurseries, colleges and sixth forms. It is also home to the University of Bradford and is within commuting distance of universities in Leeds and Manchester.

Best Primary Schools In Bradford

There is a number of “Outstanding” schools in the Bradford area, including Copthorne Primary Schools, which is a fantastic academy school located on All Saints Road.

Horton Grange Primary School and nursery, located on Spencer Road was also deemed Outstanding by Ofsted as recently as February 2020.

St. Cuthbert and The First Martyrs’ Catholic Primary School in Bradford is a fantastic catholic primary school that is performing well above average on progression reports and has been deemed “Good” by Ofsted.

Barkerend Primary Leadership Academy, Dixons Music Primary School and Feversham Primary Academy are also Outstanding primary schools for children aged 3-11.

Best Secondary Schools In Bradford

Dixon City Academy opened in 1990 as one of 15 city technology colleges and is now one of the best secondary schools in Bradford. The academy school has been deemed Outstanding by Ofsted and achieved one of the highest Progress 8 scores in 2019 (before school exam results were impacted by COVID-19).

Progress 8 measures students’ scores across eight GCSE’s including the core GCSE’s (English, Maths and Science) and other chosen subjects. Dixon Trinity Academy is also a fantastic school with an Ofsted Outstanding rating. The 560 pupil school had the highest progress 8 score of all Bradford secondary schools in 2019.

Feversham Academy, located in the North of Bradford near Peel Park has also been deemed Outstanding by Ofsted. Feversham is a girls-only progressive faith school another top choice secondary school in Bradford.

If you require a catholic school, St Bede’s & St Joseph’s Catholic College is an excellent co-educational school with 1890 students including 425 in the 6th form centre. It received a rating of Good from Ofsted.

Best Special Schools In Bradford

Bradford has a small selection of great SEN schools for children who required additional support.

Chellow Heights is a special school for students aged 2-11. It has 250 pupils over two sites and the vast majority of pupils also have a range of physical, medical, sensory, communication and social, emotional and mental health needs. It received a “Good” rating from Ofsted.

Oastlers School is a co-educational special school with places for a total of 80 pupils of secondary school age 11-19. The “post 16” offer at Oastlers school will prepare your children and young adults for further education or employment. The specially-built school features several safe spaces, including The Sanctuary and The Reflection Room.

Finding An Affordable Home In Bradford

Are you looking to rent an affordable home in Bradford for your family? We can help! Accent Housing is a housing association that provides affordable and quality homes across England.

We have a range of properties available in Bradford and surrounding areas. You can search for a home in Bradford using our Search Function.

If we don’t currently have a suitable property available, don’t forget to check frequently as new homes are regularly added to our system. If you register for a Lets Move account with us, you will be able to set up alerts for homes in Bradford. You will also be able to bid on homes that are available through a choice-based letting scheme.

We are currently developing 48 brand new homes in Eccleshill, which is nestled between Bradford and Leeds. The 48 homes are the first of 600 properties that are being built through a huge development project headed up by Keepmoat Homes. The finished homes will be available to rent and buy through shared ownership.

Get In Touch

If you would like more information about finding a home in Bradford, you can email the Accent Housing team at customerservices@accentgroup.org, call us on 0345 678 0555 or use our online contact form here.

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