Bradford school admissions system could be 'updated'

The school admissions system in Bradford could be updated due to an increasing population in the district, the council has said.

Bradford Metropolitan District Council will consider increasing the number of places at some schools in the city.

The council said new proposals were needed due to an increasing population and reduced funding for buildings.

It will consider the recommendations later this month, and introduce them in 2012 if approved.

The recommendations also include increasing the number of preferences parents can make when applying for school places from three to five and doubling the intake at St Stephen's Church of England Primary school from 30 to 60 pupils.

Councillor Ralph Berry said: "I believe that the recommendations that we are taking forward will make admissions fairer and easier for the majority of parents."

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