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We are currently experiencing problems with our telephone system which is resulting in longer call waiting times than usual. We apologise for this and are seeking to resolve the problems as soon as possible. In addition, we anticipate a higher call volume than usual following the opening of the application system for 2015/16 Year Group entry, on 11 September.
The online application system for Reception and Year 7 school entry in September 2015 is now open.
The links below will take you to the relevant pages.
Primary admissions are for entrance into schools when a child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011. Applications must be received by us by 15 January 2015.
Secondary admissions are for entrance into schools when a child was born between 1 September 2003 and 31 August 2004. Applications must be received by us by 31 October 2014.
For other year groups choose the In-year admissions system.
Sixth Forms and other Post 16 centres offer a veriety of different courses including A Levels and vocational subjects. Some Sixth Forms and Post 16 centres are linked with certain secondary schools and will admit any Year 11 pupil from the linked school who achieves the required grades.
Bristol City Council does not deal with the processing of applications for Sixth Forms or Post 16 centres. For more information please contact the relevant school/Post 16 centre directly.
How we tell you about an offer of a place
We will write to you with an offer of place.
In the interest of security we cannot:
- tell you about an offer by phone
- send responses to email addresses not provided prior to the offer date
- send via email if you applied using a paper form.
Your response to an offer must be made in writing.
This can be found on the Admissions Arrangements page.
Local Authorities have a statutory duty to ensure there are enough school places in their area for all the children that need them.
Bristol City Council’s School Organisation Strategy (pdf, 2.5 MB)(opens new window)identifies the projected need for places and what we have to do to make sure all families have access to high quality education. The Strategy will be reviewed annually and schemes agreed in the context of available funding and demographic trends.
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.
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School admissions Bristol City Council PO Box 57 Bristol, BS99 7EB Opening Hours
Telephones: 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am - 4.30pm Friday.
Closed Wednesday until 12noon for staff training.
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Work: 0117 903 7694
- Fax: 0117 903 7710