Primary admissions

Primary admissions

Apply for a new reception primary school place for September 2018

Online portal: Now open to respond to offers made on 16 April 2018.  

If you have not made an application for Reception in 2018, please make an application following the link under ‘other ways to apply’.

Application deadlines

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014. You must apply for a new reception school place. 

The final date for making an application, or making changes to an existing application is 21 May 2018. 

Changes to an application include:

  • Changing the order of school preferences
  • Adding or deleting new school preferences
  • Confirming a change of address
  • Confirming a sibling link at your preferred school(s)

Applications or changes to current applications made after 21  May 2018  will be processed after the second round of allocations has been completed.  

The second round of allocations is taking place in June 2018.  

Please respond in writing by post or email  at to offers made in the second round of allocations.  Responses to offers cannot be made online.


Apply online for a reception place for Sept 2018

If you're applying online you'll need to register for an account on our new online admissions system to apply for a school place.

Other ways to apply

Fill in and return primary application form September 2018 (pdf, 555k) (opens new window) .

Information about primary schools

Before you apply:

For other year groups you should make an In Year application

Amendment to guide for parents and carers on applying for a primary school place for the school year 2018 to 2019

Page 98  Support with travel between home and school (Bristol schools only) (pdf, 269k) (opens new window)

Supplementary information forms

You must complete a supplementary information form as well as the Bristol City Council application form for the schools below.  Contact these schools for a supplementary information form:

How we tell you about an offer of a place

All on-time applications for a primary/infant school place, if you applied by:

  • post then we will send you an offer by first class post in early June 2018
  • email and opted to be contacted by email, then we'll send you an email in early June 2018
  • online portal, you will receive a notification message on your portal account in early June 2018

Offers for late applications for a primary/infant place will be sent by first class post in early June 2018.

For security reasons 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 within a week of receiving an offer.

You should either:

  • accept the place by logging in to the admissions system and placing a tick in the ‘accept’ box, before clicking send response.
  • 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 us 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.

Schools will keep a waiting list at least one term until 31 December 2018.

Timetable for co-ordinated primary admissions for academic year 2018/19

See timetable for co-ordinated reception primary admissions for academic year 2018/19 (pdf, 184k) (opens new window) .

Allocation statements and appeal information

The following schools are full for admission to reception year group in September 2018.

Information on how places were allocated is available below.

Bristol schools

Ashley Down Primary (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)
Ashton Gate Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)
Avonmouth Primary (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)     
Blaise Primary (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)    
Brentry Primary (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)    
Bridge Farm Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)
Brunel Field Primary (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)  
Cathedral Primary (pdf, 703k) (opens new window)
Chedder Grove Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)    
Elmlea Infants (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)
Fair Furlong Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)
Fonthill Primary (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)
Four Acres Primary (pdf, 97k) (opens new window)
Glenfrome Primary (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)
Headley Park Primary (pdf, 103k) (opens new window)
Henleaze Infants (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)
Hillcrest Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)  
Horfield CofE VC Primary (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)  
Hotwells Primary (pdf, 157k) (opens new window)
Knowle Park Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)    
Littlemead Primary (pdf, 404k) (opens new window)
Oasis Academy New Oak (pdf, 103k) (opens new window)
Parson Street Primary (pdf, 103k) (opens new window)    
Redfield Educate Together Primary Academy (pdf, 53k) (opens new window)
Sea Mills Primary (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)    
Sefton Park Infants (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)  
Southville Primary (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)
St Bernadette Catholic Primary (pdf, 178k) (opens new window)
St Bernard’s Catholic Primary (pdf, 103k) (opens new window)  
St Joseph's Catholic Primary (pdf, 329k) (opens new window)  
St Mary Redcliffe C of E VC Primary (pdf, 103k) (opens new window)
St Patrick's Catholic Primary (pdf, 382k) (opens new window)
St Peter's Church of England VC Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)
St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary (pdf, 147k) (opens new window)  
St Ursula's E-ACT Academy (pdf, 187k) (opens new window)
St. Werburgh’s Primary (pdf, 123k) (opens new window)  
Steiner Academy Bristol (pdf, 215k) (opens new window)  
Stoke Bishop Church of England Primary (pdf, 161k) (opens new window)     
Victoria Park Primary (pdf, 103k) (opens new window)    
Wansdyke Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)    
Waycroft Academy (pdf, 102k) (opens new window)  
Westbury Park Primary (pdf, 294k) (opens new window)  
Westbury-on-Trym C of E Academy (pdf, 427k) (opens new window)  
Whitehall Primary (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)

South Gloucestershire schools

Almondsbury Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)
Barrs Court Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)
Beacon Rise Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)
Bradley Stoke Primary (pdf, 133k) (opens new window)
Bromley Heath Infant (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)
Cadbury Heath Primary  (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)
Charborough Road Primary (pdf, 96k) (opens new window)  
Christ Church Infants (Downend)  (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)
Courtney Primary  (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)
Emerson's Green Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)
Holy Family Primary (pdf, 222k) (opens new window)  
King's Forest Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)  
Mangotsfield Primary (pdf, 29k) (opens new window)
Shield Road Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)
St Chad's Patchway Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)
Stanbridge Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)
Staple Hill Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)
Wallscourt Farm Primary  (pdf, 90k) (opens new window)

BANEs schools

Chew Magna Primary (pdf, 43k) (opens new window)
Combe Down Primary (pdf, 47k) (opens new window)
Saltford Primary (pdf, 44k) (opens new window)

Contact information

School admissions

Bristol City Council (City Hall)

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.


Tel: 0117 903 7694