Head Teacher Adrian Kneeshaw

Carlton Bolling delivers a first class personalised education to over 1500 young people aged 11 to 18 years in the City of Bradford.

I am privileged to be Headteacher at Carlton Bolling, working with a remarkable group of students and a highly skilled and specialised team of dedicated staff and governors who all share the same vision, “Excellence for All”.


Our 2017 results were, once again, the best in the history of the school and I am delighted to report a Progress 8 figure of +0.49; this places Carlton Bolling in the top 5% of schools in the country.

We recently moved into a brand new, purpose-built building which will enable us to build on this success further over the coming years.

January 2017 saw the Carlton Police Boxing Academy open which is now thriving with almost 200 members, and offers a fantastic new facility to the whole community.  Towards the end of this year we will be opening the Carlton Cricket Academy which will allow even greater success in the sport, building on the amazing results of the girls’ cricket team who have won many more awards this year.

Our school is built upon ‘Habits of Excellence’ and this ethos is at the forefront of everything we do, from teaching and learning to extra-curricular activities.  Our students will leave us extremely well prepared for the world of higher education or employment, and with an exceptionally high proportion of students aspiring to top level jobs, we will ensure they have the skills and knowledge required to help them achieve their goals.

I hope you find what you are looking for on our website; please do not hesitate to contact school should you need any further information.

We always welcome visits from parents and carers, and prospective parents and carers, and I very much look forward to meeting many of you at the various events and parents’ evenings we hold throughout the year.

Adrian Kneeshaw