When to apply, dates for offers, and appeals for new reception primary places for September 2023

The important dates for new reception primary applications are:


15 Jan  Final date for applications
20 Jan  Final date for providing evidence confirming  change of address 
30 Jan  Applications sent to the relevant local authority
3 Feb  Applications  sent to Bristol own admission authority schools 
24 Feb  Bristol own admission authority schools send us a list of pupils to be offered or refused a school place.
24 Mar  Local authorities  sent details of pupils allocated places in their area.
6 Apr Schools sent details of all final offers for their school up to their admission number
17 Apr    Offers of school places sent to parents and carers including offers  from other local authorities and own admission schools
By 2 May  Parents and carers must respond to the offer of a school place
12 May     Schools sent details of offers accepted by parents and carers
2 to 12 May 2023 Details of late applications, on-time applicants wanting a place at their preferred schools and of places not accepted exchanged between Local Authorities for second round allocations 
5 June    Deadline for lodging an on-time appeal where we present appeals on behalf of the school or academy
From late June 2023 School appeals held