Primary admissions

Apply for a new reception primary school place for children born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013.

Apply for a new reception primary place after the 15 January 2017 close date.

You can still apply using our downloadable form.  You can't apply online.

Some schools also require a supplementary application form (see below).

Your application will be considered as a late application and will be processed after 16 April 2017.

Second round of allocations

The closing date for the second round of allocations is 5pm on Friday  19 May 2017.  If you are in the process of moving, we must receive confirmation of your new address by Friday 19 May 2017.

Information about primary schools

Before you apply:

For other year groups you should make an In Year application

Supplementary information forms

You must complete a supplementary information form as well as the Bristol City Council application form for:

Correction to the guide

This is a correction to information on page 96 of the ‘guide for parents and carers’ regarding number of appeals lodged for SS Peter and Paul RC VA Primary School

Number of appeals lodged: 0
Number of appeals heard: 0
Number of appeals upheld: 0

See the links below for admission policies for the following schools for 2017/18.The below replaces information published in the booklet 'guide for parents and carers'.

Primary schools A to Z guides

How we tell you about an offer of a place

Offers for all on-time applications for a primary/infant school place were sent by first class post on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

If you applied online you will have also been sent an email on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

Offers for late applications for a primary/infant place will be sent by first class post in early June 2017.

We can't:

  • 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.

What to do when you have a school place offer

Parents and carers must reply to offers by 02 May 2017.  You should either:

  • accept the place
  • not accept the place and ask to go on a waiting list for a school that you applied for but did not get offered a place.  
  • not accept the place and request an appeal for your preferred school.
  • not accept the place and request new school preferences.
  • not accept the place and advise that the place is no longer required e.g your child will be attending an independent school.

Waiting lists

If you ask to go on a waiting list for your preferred school your original place offer will be held for you.

You need to post back the reply form enclosed with your offer to request to go on a waiting list.

Schools keep a waiting list at least one term until 31 December 2017.

Waiting list for September 2017 reception year

To find out your waiting list position for the following schools, contact the school directly:

  • St Bernadette Catholic Primary
  • SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary
  • Cathedral Primary School
  • St Bernards's Catholic Primary
  • St Teresa's Catholic Primary
  • School of Christ The King
  • St Joseph's Catholic Primary
  • Steiner Academy Bristol
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary
  • Redfield Educate Together Academy
  • St Patrick's Catholic Primary

To find out your waiting list position for all other schools in Bristol call 0117 903 7694 after 17 May 2017.

To find out your waiting list position for schools outside of Bristol, contact the council where the school is based.

School Appeals

For the schools below, return your written grounds of appeal by 23 May 2017 to this address:

School Admissions (Parkview Office Campus)
Bristol City Council
PO Box 3176
Bristol
BS3 9SF

Air Balloon Hill Primary
Ashley Down Primary
Bishop Road Primary
Blaise Primary
Brentry Primary
Bridge Farm Primary
Broomhill Infant School
Brunel Field Primary School
Cabot Primary
Elmlea Infants
Fair Furlong Primary
Filton Avenue Primary School
Fishponds Academy
Henleaze Infants
Hillcrest Primary
Holymead Primary
Horfield CofE VC Primary
Ilminster Avenue E-Act Academy
Knowle Park Primary
Little Mead Primary Academy
Oasis Academy New Oak
School of Christ the King
Sea Mills Primary
Sefton Park Infants
Southville Primary School
St Anne's Infants
St Barnabas CE Primary School
St Johns CofE VC Primary
St Mary Redcliffe C of E VC Primary
St Peter's Church of England VC Primary
St Ursula's E-Act Academy
St. Werburgh’s Primary
Stoke Bishop Church of England Primary
Victoria Park Primary
Wansdyke Primary
Waycroft Academy
West Town Lane Academy
Westbury Park Primary
Westbury-on-Trym C of E Academy
Whitehall Primary

For all other schools in Bristol,  return your written grounds of appeal to the school by 23 May 2017. 

For schools outside Bristol, please contact the Local Authority where the school is situated for guidance.

Allocation statements and primary school appeal information

The first round and second round allocation statements and appeals documents

These are how places were allocated for schools in Bristol, BANES and South Gloucestershire that are full for admission to reception year group in September 2017.

Second round allocation statements

Bristol primary schools

Air Balloon Hill Primary (pdf, 44k) (opens new window)    

Bannerman Road (pdf, 32k) (opens new window)  

Brentry Primary (pdf, 65k) (opens new window)   

Bridge Farm Primary (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)   

Broomhill Learning Campus (pdf, 13k) (opens new window)

Broomhill Infant School (pdf, 43k) (opens new window)

Fair Furlong Primary (pdf, 44k) (opens new window)   

Fishponds Academy (pdf, 40k) (opens new window)   

Four Acres Academy (pdf, 10k) (opens new window)

Headley Park (pdf, 11k) (opens new window)

Hillcrest Primary (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)   

Holymead Primary (pdf, 44k) (opens new window)   

Horfield CofE VC Primary (pdf, 45k) (opens new window)   

Ilminster Avenue E-Act Academy (pdf, 15k) (opens new window)   

Knowle Park Primary (pdf, 43k) (opens new window)   

Little Mead Primary Academy (pdf, 132k) (opens new window)   

Oasis Academy Marksbury Road (pdf, 13k) (opens new window)

Oasis Academy New Oak (pdf, 15k) (opens new window)   

Redfield Educate Together Primary Academy (pdf, 81k) (opens new window)   

School of Christ the King (pdf, 25k) (opens new window)        

Southville Primary School (pdf, 44k) (opens new window)    

St Anne's Infants (pdf, 43k) (opens new window)   

St Barnabas CE Primary School (pdf, 56k) (opens new window)   

St Bernadette Catholic Primary School (pdf, 125k) (opens new window)   

St Johns CofE VC Primary (pdf, 64k) (opens new window)   

St Joseph's Catholic Primary (pdf, 96k) (opens new window)

St Mary Redcliffe C of E VC Primary (pdf, 44k) (opens new window)    

St Peter's Church of England VC Primary (pdf, 44k) (opens new window)   

St. Werburgh’s Primary Allocation Statement (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)     

Summerhill Infant (pdf, 9k) (opens new window)    

Victoria Park Primary  (pdf, 44k) (opens new window)

Wansdyke Primary (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)   

Waycroft Academy (pdf, 16k) (opens new window)   

West Town Lane Academy (pdf, 24k) (opens new window)     

Westbury-on-Trym C of E Academy (pdf, 107k) (opens new window)   

Whitehall Primary (pdf, 48k) (opens new window)  

First round allocation statements

Bristol primary schools

Air Balloon Hill Primary (pdf, 148k) (opens new window)

Ashley Down Primary (pdf, 147k) (opens new window)

Bishop Road Primary (pdf, 148k) (opens new window)

Blaise Primary (pdf, 147k) (opens new window)

Brentry Primary (pdf, 149k) (opens new window)

Bridge Farm Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

Broomhill Infant School (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)

Brunel Field Primary School (pdf, 149k) (opens new window)

Cabot Primary (pdf, 147k) (opens new window)

Cathedral Primary (pdf, 332k) (opens new window)

Elmlea Infants (pdf, 147k) (opens new window)

Fair Furlong Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

Filton Avenue Primary School (pdf, 701k) (opens new window)

Fishponds Academy (pdf, 131k) (opens new window)

Henleaze Infants (pdf, 147k) (opens new window)

Hillcrest Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

Holymead Primary (pdf, 148k) (opens new window)

Horfield CofE VC Primary (pdf, 147k) (opens new window)

Ilminster Avenue E-Act Academy (pdf, 89k) (opens new window)

Knowle Park Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

Little Mead Primary Academy (pdf, 311k) (opens new window)

Oasis Academy New Oak (pdf, 13k) (opens new window)

Our Lady of the Rosary School (pdf, 154k) (opens new window)

Redfield Educate Together Primary Academy (pdf, 335k) (opens new window)

School of Christ the King (pdf, 112k) (opens new window)

Sea Mills Primary (pdf, 147k) (opens new window)

Sefton Park Infants (pdf, 147k) (opens new window)

Southville Primary School (pdf, 148k) (opens new window)

SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary School (pdf, 66k) (opens new window)

St Anne's Infants (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)

St Barnabas CE Primary School (pdf, 148k) (opens new window)

St Bernadette Catholic Primary School (pdf, 163k) (opens new window)

St Bernard’s Catholic Primary (pdf, 314k) (opens new window)

St Johns CofE VC Primary (pdf, 150k) (opens new window)

St Joseph's Catholic Primary (pdf, 315k) (opens new window)

St Mary Redcliffe C of E VC Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

St Patrick's Catholic Primary (pdf, 500k) (opens new window)

St Peter's Church of England VC Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

St Ursula's E-Act Academy (pdf, 307k) (opens new window)

St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary (pdf, 240k) (opens new window)

St. Werburgh’s Primary Allocation Statement (pdf, 462k) (opens new window)

St. Werburgh’s Primary Appeal Proforma (pdf, 254k) (opens new window)

Steiner Academy Bristol (pdf, 209k) (opens new window)

Stoke Bishop Church of England Primary (pdf, 221k) (opens new window)

Victoria Park Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

Wansdyke Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

Waycroft Academy (pdf, 13k) (opens new window)

West Town Lane Academy (pdf, 21k) (opens new window)

Westbury Park Primary (pdf, 287k) (opens new window)

Westbury-on-Trym C of E Academy (pdf, 439k) (opens new window)

Whitehall Primary (pdf, 147k) (opens new window)

Bristol primary school appeal documents

Infant Class Size Appeal Guidance Notes 2017 (pdf, 187k) (opens new window)

Infant Class Size Appeal Proforma 2017 (pdf, 271k) (opens new window) (pdf, 271k) (opens new window)

BANES primary schools

Chandag Infants (pdf, 44k) (opens new window)

Chew Magna Primary (pdf, 43k) (opens new window)

St John's C of E Primary

Saltford CE Primary (pdf, 62k) (opens new window)

St Keyna Primary (pdf, 44k) (opens new window)

BANES primary school appeal documents

BANES Infant Class Size Appeal Guidance Notes 2017 (pdf, 43k) (opens new window)

BANES Infant Class Size Appeal Proforma 2017 (pdf, 50k) (opens new window)

South Gloucestershire primary schools

Baileys Court Primary (pdf, 167k) (opens new window)

Beacon Rise Primary (pdf, 167k) (opens new window)

Blackhorse Primary (pdf, 167k) (opens new window)

Bradley Stoke Primary (pdf, 540k) (opens new window)

Bromley Heath Infant (pdf, 166k) (opens new window)

Charborough Road Primary (pdf, 532k) (opens new window)

Christ Church Infants (Downend) (pdf, 167k) (opens new window)

Christ Church Primary (Hanham) (pdf, 166k) (opens new window)

Emerson's Green Primary (pdf, 168k) (opens new window)

Filton Hill Primary (pdf, 537k) (opens new window)

Frenchay Primary (pdf, 166k) (opens new window)

Mangotsfield Primary (pdf, 166k) (opens new window)

Meadowbrook Primary (pdf, 526k) (opens new window)

Shield Road Primary (pdf, 166k) (opens new window)

St Stephens Infants (pdf, 166k) (opens new window)

Stanbridge Primary (pdf, 166k) (opens new window)

Staple Hill Primary (pdf, 166k) (opens new window)

Wallscourt Farm Academy (pdf, 312k) (opens new window)

South Gloucestershire primary schools appeals documents

South Gloucestershire Infant Class Size Appeal leaflet (pdf, 171k) (opens new window)

South Gloucestershire Appeal Proforma (pdf, 144k) (opens new window)

Timetable for co-ordinated primary admissions for academic year 2017/18

See timetable for co-ordinated reception primary admissions for academic year 2017/18.

Contact information

School admissions

Bristol City Council (Parkview)

PO Box 3176

Bristol, BS3 9FS

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Telephones: 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am - 4.30pm Friday.

Closed Wednesday until 12noon for staff training.

Email: school.admissions@bristol.gov.uk

Tel: 0117 903 7694