Get your child's name added to a waiting list and how long the waiting list is kept for.

If you don't get a place at your preferred school you can indicate on the Parent Portal Go to (opens new window)  that you want your child to be added to the waiting lists for that school.

The Parent Portal will be updated within 24 hours. Respond to your school offer within 5 working days.

If you want your child to be added to a waiting list you must:

  • tick the box that says 'hold this place while I pursue waiting list and appeal options
  • tick the box to indicate the school you want your child to be on the waiting list for

If you ask to go on a waiting list for your preferred school your original place offer will be held for you until an offer can be made for a higher preference school.

Waiting lists will be available from May 2024.  Email or call 0117 903 7694 for the following schools:

  • Ashton Park School
  • Bedminster Down School  
  • Bristol Brunel Academy 
  • Bristol Free School 
  • Bristol Metropolitan Academy 
  • Cotham School 
  • Fairfield High School
  • Oasis Academy Brislington
  • Oasis Academy John Williams 
  • Orchard School
  • Redland Green School 

For other schools in Bristol contact the school for information.

For schools in other local authority areas contact the local authority for guidance.

Schools will keep a waiting list at least one term from the start of the academic year until 31 December 2024.