Primary admissions

You can now apply for reception school entry in September 2017 

You should only apply for a Reception school place for September 2017 to Bristol City Council if you live in Bristol and pay your Council Tax to Bristol City Council.

If you want to apply to a school outside your local authority you should still apply to the local authority that you live in.

You can apply for any state school in England both in and outside your local area.

You can check your local authority on check your local council.

If your child was born between 1 September 2012 and 31 August 2013 you can apply for a new reception school entry place. Applications must be received by us by 15 January 2017.

Apply for a reception place for September 2017

See a map of primary schools in Bristol  (pdf, 1.1MB) (opens new window)

You can also apply using our downloadable form (pdf, 329k) (opens new window) .

Information about primary schools

Before applying for a new reception primary school place you should read the following information:

If you're applying to any of the schools below you should complete their supplementary information form:

Cathedral Primary School online form
Fishponds religious supplementary form (pdf, 180k) (opens new window)
School of Christ the King supplementary form (pdf, 94k) (opens new window)
SS. Peter and Paul supplementary form (pdf, 101k) (opens new window)
St. Bernadette Primary supplementary form (pdf, 230k) (opens new window)

This is in addition to the completion of a Common Application Form (CAF) which all applicants must complete.

For other year groups you should make an In Year application

Timetable for co-ordinated primary admissions for academic year 2017/2018

For the timetable for co-ordinated primary admissions for academic year 2017/2018 please see the document ‘Co-ordinated Reception Scheme 2017/18’ in the Downloadable Files section of the Admission Arrangements page on this website.

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.

Bristol schools

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

Ashley Down Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window) (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

Ashton Vale Primary (pdf, 13k) (opens new window) (pdf, 13k) (opens new window)

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

Bannerman Road Community Academy (pdf, 382k) (opens new window) (pdf, 382k) (opens new window)

Bishop Road Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window) (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

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

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

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

Broomhill Infant (pdf, 147k) (opens new window) (pdf, 147k) (opens new window)

Brunel Field Primary (pdf, 42k) (opens new window) (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)

Cathedral Primary (pdf, 101k) (opens new window) (pdf, 101k) (opens new window)

Christ Church CofE Primary (pdf, 48k) (opens new window) (pdf, 48k) (opens new window)

Elmlea Infants (pdf, 41k) (opens new window) (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

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

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

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

Henleaze Infants (pdf, 42k) (opens new window) (pdf, 42k) (opens new window)

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

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

Horfield CofE VC Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window) (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

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

Oasis Academy Bank Leaze (pdf, 213k) (opens new window) (pdf, 213k) (opens new window)

Oasis Academy New Oak (pdf, 105k) (opens new window) (pdf, 105k) (opens new window)

Our Lady of the Rosary (pdf, 74k) (opens new window) (pdf, 74k) (opens new window)

Parson Street Primary (pdf, 13k) (opens new window) (pdf, 13k) (opens new window)

Redfield Educate Together Primary Academy (pdf, 341k) (opens new window) (pdf, 341k) (opens new window)

School of Christ the King (pdf, 113k) (opens new window) (pdf, 113k) (opens new window)

Sea Mills Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window) (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

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

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

SS Peter and Paul RC Primary (pdf, 108k) (opens new window) (pdf, 108k) (opens new window)

St Anne's Infants (pdf, 148k) (opens new window) (pdf, 148k) (opens new window)

St Bernadette Catholic Primary (pdf, 161k) (opens new window) (pdf, 161k) (opens new window)

St Bernard’s Catholic Primary (pdf, 102k) (opens new window) (pdf, 102k) (opens new window)

St Bonaventures Catholic Primary (pdf, 138k) (opens new window) (pdf, 138k) (opens new window)

St Johns CofE VC Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window) (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

St Joseph's Catholic Primary (pdf, 441k) (opens new window) (pdf, 441k) (opens new window)

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

St Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Primary (pdf, 497k) (opens new window) (pdf, 497k) (opens new window)

St Patrick's Catholic Primary (pdf, 301k) (opens new window) (pdf, 301k) (opens new window)

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

St Ursula's E-Act Academy (pdf, 144k) (opens new window) (pdf, 144k) (opens new window)

St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary (pdf, 92k) (opens new window) (pdf, 92k) (opens new window)

St. Werburgh’s Primary (pdf, 494k) (opens new window) (pdf, 494k) (opens new window)

Steiner Academy Bristol (pdf, 327k) (opens new window) (pdf, 327k) (opens new window)

Stoke Bishop Church of England Primary (pdf, 74k) (opens new window) (pdf, 74k) (opens new window)

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

The Dolphin School (pdf, 550k) (opens new window) (pdf, 550k) (opens new window)

Upper Horfield Community Primary (pdf, 41k) (opens new window) (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

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

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

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

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

Westbury Park Primary (pdf, 39k) (opens new window) (pdf, 39k) (opens new window)

Westbury-on-Trym C of E Academy (pdf, 126k) (opens new window) (pdf, 126k) (opens new window)

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

Appeal documents

Infant Class Size Appeal Guidance Notes 2016 (pdf, 156k) (opens new window) (pdf, 156k) (opens new window)

Infant Class Size Appeal Proforma 2016 (pdf, 270k) (opens new window) (pdf, 270k) (opens new window)

BANES schools

Farmborough CE VC Primary (pdf, 43k) (opens new window) (pdf, 43k) (opens new window)

St John's CofE Primary (pdf, 44k) (opens new window) (pdf, 44k) (opens new window)

Prejudice appeals form for infant, junior and primary schools (pdf, 43k) (opens new window) (pdf, 43k) (opens new window)

Class size appeals form for infants (pdf, 50k) (opens new window) (pdf, 50k) (opens new window)

South Gloucestershire schools

Almondsbury Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

Beacon Rise Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

Blackhorse Primary (pdf, 29k) (opens new window) (pdf, 29k) (opens new window)

Bromley Heath Infant (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

Charborough Road Primary (pdf, 146k) (opens new window) (pdf, 146k) (opens new window)

Christ Church Infants (Downend) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

Christ Church Primary (Hanham) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

Courtney Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

Emerson's Green Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

Frenchay Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

Mangotsfield Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

Redfield Edge Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

Samuel White's Infant (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

St Anne's Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

St Peter's Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

Stanbridge Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

Staple Hill Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

The Tynings Primary (pdf, 28k) (opens new window) (pdf, 28k) (opens new window)

Appeal documents

Infant class size appeal leaflet (pdf, 32k) (opens new window) (pdf, 32k) (opens new window)

Appeal proforma (pdf, 33k) (opens new window) (pdf, 33k) (opens new window)

If you have not been offered your preferred school: what next (pdf, 44k) (opens new window) (pdf, 44k) (opens new window)

Second round allocation statements

Air Balloon Hill Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 168k) (opens new window) (pdf, 168k) (opens new window)

Ashley Down Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 53k) (opens new window) (pdf, 53k) (opens new window)

Avon Primary School second round allocation statement (pdf, 63k) (opens new window) (pdf, 63k) (opens new window)

Avonmouth Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 53k) (opens new window) (pdf, 53k) (opens new window)

Bishop Road Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 52k) (opens new window) (pdf, 52k) (opens new window)

Blaise Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 52k) (opens new window) (pdf, 52k) (opens new window)

Brentry Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 46k) (opens new window) (pdf, 46k) (opens new window)

Bridge Farm Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 41k) (opens new window) (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

Broomhill Infant School second round allocation statement (pdf, 169k) (opens new window) (pdf, 169k) (opens new window)

Brunel Field Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 53k) (opens new window) (pdf, 53k) (opens new window)

Cheddar Grove Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 41k) (opens new window) (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

Elmlea Infant School second round allocation statement (pdf, 57k) (opens new window) (pdf, 57k) (opens new window)

Fair Furlong Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 38k) (opens new window) (pdf, 38k) (opens new window)

Fishponds Academy second round allocation statement (pdf, 151k) (opens new window) (pdf, 151k) (opens new window)

Fonthill Primary School second round allocation statement (pdf, 62k) (opens new window) (pdf, 62k) (opens new window)

Greenfield E-Act Academy second round allocation statement (pdf, 38k) (opens new window) (pdf, 38k) (opens new window)

Headley Park Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 41k) (opens new window) (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

Henbury Court Primary School second round allocation statement (pdf, 62k) (opens new window) (pdf, 62k) (opens new window)

Henleaze Infant School second round allocation statement (pdf, 53k) (opens new window) (pdf, 53k) (opens new window)

Hillcrest Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 41k) (opens new window) (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

Holymead Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 172k) (opens new window) (pdf, 172k) (opens new window)

Horfield CofE VC Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 53k) (opens new window) (pdf, 53k) (opens new window)

Knowle Park  Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 41k) (opens new window) (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

Little Mead Primary Academy second round allocation statement (pdf, 62k) (opens new window) (pdf, 62k) (opens new window)

Oasis Academy New Oak second round allocation statement (pdf, 10k) (opens new window) (pdf, 10k) (opens new window)

Parson Street Primary Academy second round allocation statement (pdf, 13k) (opens new window) (pdf, 13k) (opens new window)

School of Christ the King second round allocation statement (pdf, 108k) (opens new window) (pdf, 108k) (opens new window)

Sea Mills Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 46k) (opens new window) (pdf, 46k) (opens new window)

Sefton Park Infant second round allocation statement (pdf, 164k) (opens new window) (pdf, 164k) (opens new window)

Shirehampton Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 53k) (opens new window) (pdf, 53k) (opens new window)

St Anne's Infants second round allocation statement (pdf, 168k) (opens new window) (pdf, 168k) (opens new window)

St Bernadette Catholic Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 161k) (opens new window) (pdf, 161k) (opens new window)

St Johns CofE VC Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 52k) (opens new window) (pdf, 52k) (opens new window)

St Mary Redcliffe CE Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 41k) (opens new window) (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

St Peter's Church of England VC Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 38k) (opens new window) (pdf, 38k) (opens new window)

St Ursula's E-Act Academy second round allocation statement (pdf, 129k) (opens new window) (pdf, 129k) (opens new window)

St. Werburgh’s Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 164k) (opens new window) (pdf, 164k) (opens new window)

Stoke Bishop Church of England Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 65k) (opens new window) (pdf, 65k) (opens new window)

Stoke Park Primary second round allocation statement

Summerhill Infants second round allocation statement - to follow

The Dolphin School second round allocation statement (pdf, 204k) (opens new window) (pdf, 204k) (opens new window)

Upper Horfield Community Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 52k) (opens new window) (pdf, 52k) (opens new window)

Victoria Park Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 41k) (opens new window) (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

Wansdyke Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 41k) (opens new window) (pdf, 41k) (opens new window)

Waycroft Academy second round allocation statement (pdf, 13k) (opens new window) (pdf, 13k) (opens new window)

West Town Lane Academy second round allocation statement (pdf, 144k) (opens new window) (pdf, 144k) (opens new window)

Westbury-on-Trym Academy second round allocation statement (pdf, 82k) (opens new window) (pdf, 82k) (opens new window)

Westbury Park Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 51k) (opens new window) (pdf, 51k) (opens new window)

Whitehall Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 168k) (opens new window) (pdf, 168k) (opens new window)

 

BANES Schools second round allocation statements

BANES infants class size appeal form (pdf, 55k) (opens new window) (pdf, 55k) (opens new window)

Whitchurch Primary second round allocation statement (pdf, 40k) (opens new window) (pdf, 40k) (opens new window)

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

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.

The current admissions code of practice can be found on the Department for Education website.

Contact information

School admissions

Bristol City Council

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