Beckfoot Trust is an organisation that links a group of local Bradford schools together so that they can collectively improve the life chances for young people within their schools. Our aim is to create a group of truly remarkable schools each with a genuine comprehensive intake. They will be wonderful places for young people to learn and grow up in. We want to make a difference. We want to create something special.




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About Us

Admission Arrangements

Beckfoot Phoenix is a Primary school for pupils with special educational needs aged 2 - 11 years. 

All the pupils at our school have complex and significant needs in the area of cognition and learning as described in the SEN Code of Practice and may be described as having severe or profound and multiple/complex learning difficulties and medical needs.

Bradford Council is the admission authority for Beckfoot Phoenix School and places pupils at the school following a request to the school/Trust. 

We are unable to accept direct requests for placements from parents or carers or other local authorities.  If you wish to have a place at Beckfoot Phoenix for your child you need to contact the Local Authority Special Education Needs Department.  (Information can be found by clicking the link )     

Most pupils at the school are in receipt of a Statement of Special Educational Need/ Educational Health Care Plan that names Beckfoot Phoenix School as the most appropriate placement.

Some pupils may attend as part of an assessment period.

The Beckfoot Trust has delegated the consideration of information and the response for a request for a placement to the Head Teacher.

When considering a request for a placement, the Head teacher will consider whether:

  •   the school is suitable to the child’s age, ability and aptitude;
  •   the child’s attendance at the school would be compatible with the provision of efficient education for the children with whom they would be educated;
  •   the child’s attendance at the school would be compatible with the efficient use of resources.

Parents and carers who may be considering  Beckfoot Phoenix as a placement for their child should:

  •  visit the school
  •  talk to the child’s current school and/or
  •  contact Bradford’s Special Educational Needs team (01274 385962)
For more information, or to talk to a member of Beckfoot Phoenix School’s staff about admissions to the school, please contact the school SENCO, Sarah Lloyd.
Please click the following link to see our Admissions Policy      Admission Policy