Basil Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 9HL

01274 574539

Due to staff shortages Canterbury Nursery School is closed. Parents will be updated when the situation changes.

Primary school admission places

These will be announced on Thursday 16th April.  We hope you get into your chosen school.  Here's some information should you need to appeal your child's place.



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.

Jackie Bracewell 

Head 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. 

"The nursery school provides a rich, inclusive and nurturing learning environment.  There is a wonderful array of enticing stimulating spaces and activities as well as places for calming and relaxing both inside and outside.  It has the highest aspirations for all children and families. The child and family are seen as paramount.  Trusting and supporting relationships are established quickly and maintained effectively."

Deborah Sharp SEND Support and Advice, 25th March 2019.

Upcoming Events

Latest Canterbury Nursery School and Centre Events

Stay and Play - Cancelled25May2020

9:00 am - 10:30 am @ Creche

Come along with your children and play

Forest School - Cancelled26May2020

9:00 am - 11:00 am

A chance for parents to join the 'Get Out More' team for activities such as den building, willow weaving, potion making, games and hot chocolate. You explore the outdoors in our Forest School on site or even venture further afield. Parents to meet in the Family Room at 9:00 am and collect their children from class after group time.

Walking Group - Cancelled27May2020

9:00 am - 11:00 am

Local walks for parents. A chance to catch up and keep fit. Buggies welcome.

Stay and Play - Cancelled29May2020

12:45 pm - 2:15 pm @ Canterbury Nursery School

Come along with your children and play

School opens01Jun2020

12:00 am - 1:00 am

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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.