Basil Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 9HL

01274 574539

Free ‘Outstanding’ Nursery Education. We have spaces for: Eligible 2 year olds, all 3 and 4 year olds and children with SEND. 

To join our Nursery please click the link here for an online admission form.



On behalf of the governors, staff and children of Canterbury Nursery School we warmly welcome you to our website.  We are an outstanding nursery school with excellent facilities located at the heart of Canterbury Estate in Bradford West Yorkshire.  We work in close collaboration with the highly successful Exceed schools to ensure we provide the best opportunities for our children and the community.

At Canterbury Nursery School each child is important to us and our dedicated team of staff work hard to ensure we provide the highest quality education for young children along side high quality support for parents so that every child can make accelerated progress in all areas of their learning.

We are extremely proud of our school and our achievements and would be delighted to show you around.  If you would like to visit us please contact the school office.

Co-Heads of Schoo



At Canterbury Nursery School and Centre for Children and Families the children are at the heart of an encouraging and challenging environment where everyone recognises and celebrates our differences, communicates the importance of learning and believes that everyone can achieve. 

"Children get off to an exceptional start at this outstanding school. They are well supported by caring staff, who have high expectations of the children."

Ofsted March 2020

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At Canterbury Nursery School we believe good attendance is essential if children are to be settled and take full advantage of the learning and development opportunities available to them. Good attendance is a skill for life and has an impact on a child’s whole school experience.  As well as affecting your child’s academic potential, poor or irregular attendance can have an impact on your child’s friendships, self-esteem and confidence.  Also we believe regular attendance at nursery can set good practice for statutory school.

90% attendance sounds good, but means that your child misses:

  • one half day each week,
  • nearly four weeks every school year
  • one school year over the course of the whole school lifetime

We expect all our children at nursery to attend regularly as we know how much they learn from being here every day. We ask all our families to aim for 90% attendance.  If a child’s attendance has fallen below this, we would invite the family to come and meet with us to discuss their child's attendance and offer any support needed to help it improve.