Important reminder for Reception Admission for September 2016 admissions: second round of allocations
The deadline for making an application, or changes to an application already made is 5pm on Friday 20 May 2016.
If you move house, you must contact School Admissions straight away by emailing email@example.com or ringing 0117 903 7694.
We'll tell you what documents we need to confirm your new address. All documentation must be received by School Admissions by 5pm on Friday 20 May 2016.
Waiting lists for Reception 2016 admission won't be available until Friday 10 June 2016 whilst we process the second round of allocations.
If you've made an application or changed school preferences after 15 January 2016, we'll send you a letter on 10 June 2016 to let you know the result.
Applications for Reception school entry after the closing date
The closing date for on-time applications for a Reception place in September 2016 was midnight on 15 January 2016.
You can still apply using our downloadable form . You won't be able to apply online.
We’ll consider all applications received after 15 January 2016 in the second round of allocations in June 2016.
Information about Primary schools
Before applying for a new Reception Primary school place you should read the following information:
- our guide for parents and carers on applying for a primary school place for the school year 2016 to 2017 provides essential information on the different types of school and how to apply
- find your nearest school (new window) - you'll need your postcode
- the furthest distance table gives the furthest distance that places were offered in previous years where schools were oversubscribed
For other year groups you should make an In Year application
Primary schools appeals
For the schools below, return your written grounds of appeal by 23 May 2016 to: School Admissions (Romney House), Bristol City Council, PO Box 3176, Bristol, BS3 9SF.
Air Balloon Hill Primary School
Ashley Down Primary School
Ashton Vale Primary School
Avonmouth Primary School
Bishop Road Primary School
Blaise Primary School
Brentry Primary School
Bridge Farm Primary School
Broomhill Infant School
Brunel Field Primary School
Elmlea Infant School
Fair Furlong Primary School
Fishponds Church of England Academy
Headley Park Primary School
Henleaze Infant School
Hillcrest Primary School
Holymead Primary School
Horfield Primary School
Knowle Park Primary School
Oasis Academy New Oak
Allocation statements and appeal information
The following schools are full for admission to Reception Year Group in September 2016. Information on how places were allocated is available below.
South Gloucestershire schools
Waiting list for Reception year group starting in September 2016
Your right to appeal does not affect your right to go on the waiting list for any school that you applied for but did not get offered a place. The admission authority must keep a waiting list for at least one term until 16 December 2016.
To find out your waiting list position for the following schools, contact the school directly.
Bannerman Road Community Academy
Cathedral Primary School
The Dolphin School
Oasis Academy Bank Leaze
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Primary
Redfield Educate Together Academy
St Bernadette Catholic Primary
St Bernard's Catholic Primary
St Bonaventure's Catholic Primary
St Joseph's Catholic Primary
St Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Primary
St Patrick's Catholic Primary
SS Peter and Paul Catholic Primary
St Teresa's Catholic Primary
School of Christ The King
Steiner Academy Bristol
Waiting lists for all other schools in Bristol will be available by 17 May 2016. To find out your position on the waiting list for these schools please call 0117 903 7694.
To find out your waiting list position for schools outside of Bristol, contact the council where the school is based to find out what you should do.
Timetable for co-ordinated Primary admissions for academic year 2016/2017
15 January 2016
Closing date for all applications
By 1 February 2016
Bristol Local Authority sends details of applications received for schools in other Local Authorities to the relevant Local Authority
By 8 February 2016
Bristol Local Authority sends details of applications received to own admission authority schools in Bristol
By 29 February 2016
Own admission authority schools send lists of the pupils to be offered and/or refused places at their schools, indicating ranking and criterion under which considered, to Bristol Local Authority
By 28 March 2016
Bristol Local Authority to inform other Local Authorities of the outcome of applications made by their residents for schools within Bristol
By 14 April 2016
Bristol schools informed by Bristol Local Authority of final offers up to the Admission Number. Schools will not notify parents of the outcome
Posted 1st class 18 April 2016
Single offer of a school place made for children resident in Bristol, including offers on behalf of other Local Authorities and own admission authority schools
By 3 May 2016
Parents/carers to respond to the offer of a school place
By 17 May 2016
Bristol Local Authority to inform schools of offers accepted
From 3 May 2016
As far as possible, details of late applications, on time applicants still seeking a place at their preferred schools and of places not accepted to be exchanged between Local Authorities
23 May 2016
Deadline for on-time appeals to be lodged for Community and Controlled schools
Early June 2016
Second round of allocations to be made
June 2016 onwards
Information about oversubscribed schools
Additional reception places
Work continues with the aim of providing more places. Details of these and the methods of applying for them will be published when appropriate.
The current admissions code of practice can be found on the Department for Education website.
Bristol City Council
PO Box 3176
Bristol, BS3 9FS
Telephones: 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am - 4.30pm Friday.
Closed Wednesday until 12noon for staff training.
Tel: 0117 903 7694
Fax: 0117 903 7710