Mr Justice McCullough said: 'there is no evidence of either direct or indirect racial discrimination in the council's policy'.
He added that there was nothing unlawful in the council's decision to link the catchment areas for the city's most popular schools to the 'traditional' locations which they served.
He said the council was obliged to set some criteria which had to be met by those seeking places at over-subscribed schools. And the parents in this case were discriminated against on grounds of geography and not because of their race, the judge ruled.
Having lost his case, Mr Kholil is now expected to take his claims to the Court of Appeal.
After the ruling, the council's barrister, Miss Elizabeth Appleby QC, sought an order that the Bradford Law Centre pay the legal costs of the case.