Admission arrangements 2020 to 2021

Admission arrangements 2020 to 2021

How school places will be allocated for 2020 to 2021.

The determined admission arrangements for a school are the arrangements that set out how a school allocates places.

This includes the published admission number (the maximum number of places available), the oversubscription criteria and information on waiting lists.

We set the determined admission arrangements for all schools for which we are the admission authority, that is, 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.  

For own admission authorities, admission arrangements will be on the individual school’s website and in our admissions guide for parents and carers applying for a place for the school year 2020/21, which will be published in August 2019. 

Determined admissions arrangements 2020 to 2021

Our admission arrangements apply to community and voluntary controlled schools. For 2020/21, this only relates to some primary schools. We don’t act as an admission authority for any Bristol secondary 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.  

Bristol City Council 2020/21 admission arrangements for reception schools (pdf, 387KB) (opens new window)

Bristol City Council 2020/21 infant to junior admission arrangements (pdf, 247KB) (opens new window)

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
Broomhill Junior
Brunel Field Primary 
Cabot Primary
Cheddar Grove Primary
Chester Park Infants
Chester Park Junior
Elmlea Infants
Fair Furlong Primary
Glenfrome Primary
Hannah More Primary
Henleaze Infants
Hillcrest Primary
Holymead Primary 
Horfield CE VC Primary
Knowle Park Primary 
May Park Primary
Nova Primary 
Sea Mills Primary 
Sefton Park Infant
Sefton Park Junior 
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 
Stoke Park Primary 
Summerhill Infant 
Two Mile Hill Primary
Upper Horfield Community
Whitehall Primary


Primary schools determining their own admissions arrangements 


Ashton Vale Primary
Badock's Wood  E-ACT Academy
Bannerman Road Community Academy
Barton Hill Academy
Begbrook Primary Academy
Bridge Learning Campus
Broomhill Infants
Cathedral Primary 
Christ Church CE Primary
Compass Point South Street 
Cotham Garden Primary 
Easton CE Academy
Elmlea Junior 
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 
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
Steiner Academy Bristol
Stoke Bishop CE 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
Henbury School
Merchants Academy
Oasis Academy Brightstowe
Oasis Academy Brislington
Oasis Academy John Williams
Orchard School
Redland Green
St Bernadette Catholic Secondary
St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School
St Bede’s Catholic College
St Bernadette’s Catholic Secondary School
Steiner Academy Bristol

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 2020/21: