How school places will be allocated for 2021 to 2022.

The determined admission arrangements for a school are the arrangements that set out how a school allocates places, if a school gets more applications than places available.

We set the determined admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled schools in the city.

For academies (including free schools), foundation schools and voluntary-aided schools, each school governing body or Academy Trust is their own admission authority and are responsible for determining their own admission arrangements.

Determined admissions arrangements 2021 to 2022

Our admission arrangements apply to community and voluntary controlled schools.

To read the determined admission arrangements for a neighbouring Local Authority or for a school that is not in Bristol see that Local Authority's website.  

pdf Bristol City Council 2021/22 admission arrangements for reception schools (426 KB)

pdf Bristol City Council 2021/22 infant to junior admission arrangements (248 KB)


Infant and primary schools adopting Bristol City Council arrangements

Air Balloon Hill Primary
Ashley Down Primary
Ashton Gate Primary
Avonmouth CE Primary
Bishop Road Primary
Blaise Primary & Nursery
Brentry Primary
Bridge Farm Primary
Brunel Field Primary
Cabot Primary
Chester Park Infants
Fair Furlong Primary
Glenfrome Primary
Hannah More Primary
Henleaze Infants
Hillcrest Primary
Holymead Primary
Horfield CE VC Primary
Knowle Park Primary
Nova Primary
Sea Mills Primary
Sefton Park Infant
Shirehampton Primary
Southville Primary
St Barnabas CE VC Primary
St George CE VC Primary
St John's Primary
St Michael's on the Mount CE Primary
St Peter's CE Primary
St Werburgh's Primary
Summerhill Infant
Two Mile Hill Primary
Upper Horfield Community
Whitehall Primary

Infant and primary schools determining their own admissions arrangements

Ashton Vale Primary
Avanti Gardens Academy Bristol
Badock's Wood  E-ACT Academy
Bannerman Road Community Academy
Barton Hill Academy
Begbrook Primary Academy
Bridge Learning Campus
Broomhill Infants
Cathedral Primary
Cheddar Grove Primary
Christ Church CE Primary
Compass Point South Street
Cotham Garden Primary
Easton CE Academy
Elmlea Infants
Evergreen Primary Academy
Fairlawn Primary
Filton Avenue Primary
Fishponds Academy
Fonthill Primary
Four Acres Academy
Frome Vale Academy
Greenfield E-ACT Primary Academy
Hareclive E-ACT Academy
Headley Park Primary
Henbury Court Primary Academy
Henleaze Junior
Holy Cross RC Primary
Hotwells Primary
Ilminster Avenue E-ACT Academy
Little Mead Primary Academy
Luckwell Primary
May Park Primary
Merchants' Academy
Minerva Primary Academy
Oasis Academy Bank Leaze
Oasis Academy Connaught
Oasis Academy Long Cross
Oasis Academy Marksbury Road
Oasis Academy New Oak
Our Lady of the Rosary Primary
Parson Street Primary
Perry Court E-ACT Academy
Redfield Educate Together Primary Academy
School of Christ the King
SS. Peter & Paul RC Primary
St Anne's Infants'
St Bernadette Catholic Primary
St Bernard's Catholic Primary
St Bonaventure's Catholic Primary
St Joseph's Catholic Primary
St Mary Redcliffe Primary
St Nicholas of Tolentine VA Primary
St Patrick's Catholic Primary
St. Pius X RC Primary
St Teresa's Catholic Primary
St Ursula's E-ACT Academy
Stoke Bishop CE Primary
Stoke Park Primary
Summerhill Academy
The Dolphin
The Kingfisher
Victoria Park Primary
Wansdyke Academy
Waycroft Academy
West Town Lane Academy
Westbury Park
Westbury-on-Trym CE Academy
Wicklea Academy
Woodlands Academy

Secondary schools determining their own admissions arrangements

Ashton Park School
Bedminster Down School
Bridge Learning Campus
Bristol Brunel Academy
Bristol Cathedral Choir School
Bristol Free School
Bristol Metropolitan Academy
City Academy
Colston's Girls' School
Cotham School
CST Trinity Academy
Fairfield High School
Blaise High School
Merchants Academy
Oasis Academy Brightstowe
Oasis Academy Brislington
Oasis Academy John Williams
Orchard School
Redland Green
St Bede's Catholic College
St Bernadette's Catholic Secondary School
St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School

Coordinated schemes for admissions

We are also responsible for determining the co-ordinated schemes that are used to administer the admissions process.

We coordinate and set the timetable for:

  • providing the common application form
  • taking applications
  • allocating places
  • sending out offers of a school place
  • appeal hearings

Coordinated schemes for 2021/22: