St Anthony's Catholic Primary School

Year groups Reception to Year 6 - Doors will open at 8.35am and close at 8.50am to give children a 15 minute window to arrive at school. Nursery starts at 9.00am.


Key Information

Text Messaging Service

Our school uses the Teachers 2 Parents text service to ensure parents can be contacted promptly with all kinds of information.  The text service is used to inform parents of minor incidents or injuries that may occur during the school day, to inform parents of expected arrival times when the children have been on a school visit or sporting activity and is used to send reminders or warn or school closures. Please ensure the school always has your current mobile telephone number.

School Uniform


Navy school sweatshirt or cardigan with logo

Gold polo shirts with or without logo

Dark Grey trousers, skirt or pinafore

Black pumps for in school

P.E Kit - White t-shirt with logo or plain White t-shirt and Navy shorts  

Plain Navy tracksuit required for children in KS2 and outdoor trainers

After the Easter break, children may wear summer uniform- preferably navy blue & white summer dresses and boys may wear grey shorts

Our recommended uniform supplier is  Embroidery In House at 182 Highgate Road, Clayton Heights, BD13 1DS.

Uniform can also be purchased from The Uniform Shop on Darley Street or Natasha's on Westgate.

School meals

All children in Reception and Key Stage 1 are entitled to Universal Free School Meals. School meals are payable from Year 3 onwards and the current rate per meal is £1.90 


Free School Meal Eligibility

If you are in receipt of benefits your child may be entitled to free school meals and we ask that you continue to register for this. 

Your child may be able to get free school meals if you get any of the following:

  • Income Support
  • Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance
  • Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
  • The guaranteed element of State Pension Credit
  • Child Tax Credit (provided you’re not also entitled to Working Tax Credit and have an annual gross income of no more than £16,190)
  • Working Tax Credit run-on - paid for 4 weeks after you stop qualifying for Working Tax Credit
  • Universal Credit 

School meals are free for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 - why do I still need to apply?
All children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 get free school meals, but if you receive one of the benefits from the list above you may also get help with:

  • The cost of residential school trips
  • Travel costs to school
  • Council run music lessons at school

 To apply for Free School Meals please visit

 Bradford Council are urging all families who may be entitled to Free School Meals to apply online


It is vital that all homework tasks sent home are completed on time and returned to school on the correct day.  This is an efficient way for the teachers to monitor individual progress.  If for any reason there are concerns about the homework given, please communicate this to the class teacher concerned.

Healthy Snack

As a Healthy School we provide healthy snacks.  Key Stage 1 children have fruit provided each morning break.  Key Stage 2 children may bring in snack money to purchase toast or a fruit drink from the Kitchen at morning break.  Nutritional standards require no more crisps and E number soft drinks are to be offered.


Useful websites for information:                     Parental support in education                                     Department for Education                              Government Website - Links to Education                         Helping you to help your child                     National Helpline for Parents (Family Lives)