Primary admissions

Applications for Reception school entry after the 15 January 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 (pdf, 222k) (pdf, 222k) (opens new window) . 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 (pdf, 1.2 MB) (opens new window) (pdf, 1.2MB) (opens new window)

If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 you can apply for a new Reception school entry place.

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

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

Appeals

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 on this page when appropriate.

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

Information about over-subscribed schools for entry into Reception 2015

The following documents explain how places were allocated at over-subscribed schools.

Air Balloon (pdf, 102 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 102k) (opens new window)

Ashley Down Infants (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 127k) (opens new window)

Ashley Down Primary (Brunel Fields) (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 127k) (opens new window)

Ashton Vale (pdf, 98 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 99k) (opens new window)

Avonmouth Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 126k) (opens new window)

Bannerman Road (pdf, 280 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 281k) (opens new window)

Bath and North East Somerset Schools (pdf, 139 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 140k) (opens new window)

Begbrook Academy (pdf, 98 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 98k) (opens new window)

Bishop Road Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 127k) (opens new window)

Blaise Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 126k) (opens new window)

Brentry Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 126k) (opens new window)

Bridge Farm Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 126k) (opens new window)

Burnbush Primary School became an academy from 1 October 2015. The school has been re-named Woodlands Academy.

Cathedral Primary (pdf, 111 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 111k) (opens new window)

Cheddar Grove Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 126k) (opens new window)

Chester Park Infants (pdf, 105 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 106k) (opens new window)

Christ Church C of E Primary (pdf, 111 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 111k) (opens new window)

Elmlea Infants (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 127k) (opens new window)

Fair Furlong Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 126k) (opens new window)

Fishponds Church of England Academy (pdf, 99 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 99k) (opens new window)

Headley Park Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 126k) (opens new window)

Henleaze Infants (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 127k) (opens new window)

Hillcrest Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 126k) (opens new window)

Holymead Primary (pdf, 102 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 102k) (opens new window)

Horfield CE VC Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 127k) (opens new window)

Hotwells Primary (pdf, 153 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 153k) (opens new window)

Knowle Park Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 126k) (opens new window)

Little Mead Primary (pdf, 181 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 181k) (opens new window)

Luckwell Primary (pdf, 98 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 99k) (opens new window)

North Somerset Schools (pdf, 73 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 74k) (opens new window)

Oasis Academy Bankleaze (pdf, 233 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 234k) (opens new window)

Oasis Academy New Oak (pdf, 97 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 98k) (opens new window)

Our Lady of the Rosary (pdf, 30 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 31k) (opens new window)

Parson Street Primary (pdf, 97 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 98k) (opens new window)

Sea Mills Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 126k) (opens new window)

Sefton Park Infants (pdf, 102 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 102k) (opens new window)

South Gloucestershire Schools (pdf, 0.5 MB) (opens new window) (pdf, 548k) (opens new window)

St Bernadette Catholic Primary (pdf, 160 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 161k) (opens new window)

St Bernard’s Catholic Primary (pdf, 100 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 100k) (opens new window)

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 126k) (opens new window)

St Mary Redcliffe C of E VC Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 127k) (opens new window)

St Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Primary (pdf, 149 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 149k) (opens new window)

St Patrick’s Catholic Primary (pdf, 174 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 174k) (opens new window)

St Peter's CE VC Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 127k) (opens new window)

St Peter and St Pauls RC Primary (pdf, 114 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 114k) (opens new window)

St. Teresa’s Catholic Primary (pdf, 88 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 89k) (opens new window)

St. Ursula’s E-ACT Academy (pdf, 141 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 142k) (opens new window)

St. Werburgh’s Primary (pdf, 114 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 115k) (opens new window)

Steiner Academy Bristol (pdf, 146 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 146k) (opens new window)

Stoke Bishop Church of England Primary (pdf, 139 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 140k) (opens new window)

Summerhill Infants (pdf, 101 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 102k) (opens new window)

The Dolphin School (pdf, 122 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 123k) (opens new window)

Victoria Park Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 126k) (opens new window)

Wansdyke Primary (pdf, 126 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 126k) (opens new window)

Waycroft Academy (pdf, 97 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 97k) (opens new window)

West Town Lane Academy (pdf, 98 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 99k) (opens new window)

Westbury Park Primary (pdf, 108 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 108k) (opens new window)

Whitehall Primary (pdf, 101 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 102k) (opens new window)

Second round of allocation for reception intake, September 2015

Air Balloon Hill Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 95 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 95k) (opens new window)

Ashley Down Infants Second Round 2015 (pdf, 148 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 148k) (opens new window)

Ashley Down Primary Brunel Fields Second Round 2015 (pdf, 188 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 188k) (opens new window)

Ashton Vale Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 91 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 92k) (opens new window)

Avonmouth Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 147 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 148k) (opens new window)

Bishop Road Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 148 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 148k) (opens new window)

Blaise Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 148 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 148k) (opens new window)

Brentry Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 147 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 148k) (opens new window)

Bridge Farm Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 96 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 96k) (opens new window)

Broomhill Infant Second Round 2015 (pdf, 96 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 96k) (opens new window)

Burnbush Primary School became an academy from 1 October 2015. The school has been re-named Woodlands Academy.

Cheddar Grove Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 96 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 96k) (opens new window)

Chester Park Infant Second Round 2015 (pdf, 97 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 97k) (opens new window)

Easton CE Academy Second Round 2015 (pdf, 221 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 222k) (opens new window)

Elmlea Infants Second Round 2015 (pdf, 147 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 147k) (opens new window)

Fair Furlong Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 92 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 92k) (opens new window)

Fishponds CE Academy Second Round 2015 (pdf, 116 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 116k) (opens new window)

Four Acres Academy Second Round 2015 (pdf, 90 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 91k) (opens new window)

Headley Park Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 97 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 98k) (opens new window)

Henleaze Infants Second Round 2015 (pdf, 148 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 149k) (opens new window)

Hillcrest Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 97 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 97k) (opens new window)

Holymead Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 137 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 137k) (opens new window)

Horfield CE Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 188 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 189k) (opens new window)

Knowle Park Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 97 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 97k) (opens new window)

Little Mead Primary Academy Second Round 2015 (pdf, 357 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 358k) (opens new window)

Luckwell Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 91 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 91k) (opens new window)

Oasis Academy New Oak Second Round 2015 (pdf, 31 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 32k) (opens new window)

Parson Street Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 96 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 97k) (opens new window)

Perry Court Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 90 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 90k) (opens new window)

Sea Mills Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 146 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 147k) (opens new window)

Sefton Park Second Round 2015 (pdf, 93 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 93k) (opens new window)

St Bernadette Catholic Primary School Second Round 2015 (pdf, 294 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 294k) (opens new window)

St Bernadette Appeal Proforma 2015 (pdf, 266 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 266k) (opens new window)

St Josephs Catholic Second Round 2015 (pdf, 109 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 110k) (opens new window)

St Mary Redcliffe C of E VC Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 97 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 97k) (opens new window)

St Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 102 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 102k) (opens new window)

St Peter's Church of England VC Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 148 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 149k) (opens new window)

St. Ursula’s E-ACT Academy Second Round 2015 (pdf, 70 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 71k) (opens new window)

St Werburghs Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 143 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 143k) (opens new window)

Steiner Academy Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 155 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 155k) (opens new window)

Stoke Bishop Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 223 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 223k) (opens new window)

Summerhill Infant Second Round 2015 (pdf, 97 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 97k) (opens new window)

Two Mile Hill Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 96 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 96k) (opens new window)

Victoria Park Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 97 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 97k) (opens new window)

Wansdyke Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 37 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 37k) (opens new window)

Waycroft Academy Second Round 2015 (pdf, 91 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 91k) (opens new window)

West Town Lane Second Round 2015 (pdf, 91 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 92k) (opens new window)

Westbury on Trym Second Round 2015 (pdf, 246 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 247k) (opens new window)

Westbury Park Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 289 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 289k) (opens new window)

Whitehall Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 96 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 97k) (opens new window)

BANES Schools

Chandag Infants Second Round 2015 (pdf, 160 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 160k) (opens new window)

Whitchurch Primary Second Round 2015 (pdf, 160 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 161k) (opens new window)

BANES Infant Class Size Appeal Form (pdf, 167 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 168k) (opens new window)

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

Fax: 0117 903 7710