Primary admissions

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 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. 

See a map of primary schools in Bristol

Information about Primary schools

Before applying for a new Reception Primary school place you should read the following information:

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.

Bristol Schools

Air Balloon Hill Primary

Ashley Down Primary

Ashton Vale Primary

Avonmouth Primary

Bannerman Road Community Academy

Bishop Road Primary

Blaise Primary

Brentry Primary

Bridge Farm Primary

Broomhill Infant

Brunel Field Primary

Cathedral Primary

Christ Church CofE Primary

Elmlea Infants

Fair Furlong Primary

Fishponds Academy

Headley Park Primary

Henleaze Infants

Hillcrest Primary

Holymead Primary

Horfield CofE VC Primary

Knowle Park Primary

Oasis Academy Bank Leaze

Oasis Academy New Oak

Our Lady of the Rosary

Parson Street Primary

Redfield Educate Together Primary Academy

School of Christ the King

Sea Mills Primary

Sefton Park Infants

Shirehampton Primary

SS Peter and Paul RC Primary

St Anne's Infants

St Bernadette Catholic Primary

St Bernard’s Catholic Primary

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

St Johns CofE VC Primary

St Joseph's Catholic Primary

St Mary Redcliffe C of E VC Primary

St Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Primary

St Patrick's Catholic Primary

St Peter's Church of England VC Primary

St Ursula's E-Act Academy

St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary

St. Werburgh’s Primary

Steiner Academy Bristol

Stoke Bishop Church of England Primary

Summerhill Infants

The Dolphin School

Upper Horfield Community Primary

Victoria Park Primary

Wansdyke Primary

Waycroft Academy

West Town Lane Academy

Westbury Park Primary

Westbury-on-Trym C of E Academy

Whitehall Primary

Appeal documents

Infant Class Size Appeal Guidance Notes 2016

Infant Class Size Appeal Proforma 2016

BANES schools

Farmborough CE VC Primary

St John's CofE Primary

Prejudice appeals form for infant, junior and primary schools

Class size appeals form for infants

South Gloucestershire schools

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Appeal documents

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

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

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

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.

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.


Tel: 0117 903 7694

Fax: 0117 903 7710