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If your child was born between September 1, 2008 and August 31, 2009 you must make an application for a reception school place. You can make an application using the paper application form (pdf, 118 KB) (opens new window) which can be downloaded, printed off and returned to us.
Before making an application you should read the Primary Guide for Parents and Carers (pdf, 3.9 MB) (opens new window) which provides essential information.
You can use Bristol's My Neighbourhood website to find out which schools are nearest to your child's home. Enter your post code and click 'Search'. Select your address from the list then click on the 'My Nearest' tab near the top of the page. Under the 'Education' category you will find lists of your nearest Primary and Secondary schools. Please ensure that you read your preferred school's individual admissions criteria as some may give different weighting to your home address.
If you applied online
Offer emails were sent out on Friday April 19, 2013.
An offer letter and acceptance form was also sent out in the post.
If you submitted a paper application.
Offer letters and acceptance forms were sent out via 1st class post on Friday April 19, 2013.
For security reasons, we are not able to provide information on the status of your offer email over the phone.
What to do next
- Fill in the acceptance form and return it in response to the offer.
What to do if:
- you have been offered your 2nd or 3rd preference (pdf, 295 KB) (opens new window)
- you have been offered a place at a school which was not one of your preferences (pdf, 294 KB) (opens new window).
Second round letters will be sent out from the week beginning June 7th 2013
You may contact us to find out your position on the waiting list from May 28th 2013
Work continues with the aim of providing more places. Details of these and the methods of applying for them will be published on the Primary additional places update page as appropriate.
The current admissions code of practice can be found on the Department for Education website.
Primary school applications
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Telephones: 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am - 4.30pm Friday.
Closed Wednesday until 12noon for staff training.
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