School admissions

September 2016 entry

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.

Primary admissions are for entrance into schools when a child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012. 

Secondary admissions are for entrance into schools when a child was born between 1 September 2004 and 31 August 2005. 

The closing date for secondary transfer applications was midnight on 31 October 2015. You can’t apply online now.

You can still make an application by printing out the Secondary application form (pdf) (pdf, 234k) (opens new window)  and posting it to School Admissions (Romney House), PO Box 3176, Bristol BS3 9FS.

We’ll consider all applications received after 31 October 2015 in the second round of allocations in May 2016.

For other year groups choose the In-year admissions system.

How we tell you about an offer of a place

We will write to you with an offer of  place.

In the interest of security we cannot:

  • 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.

Your response to an offer must be made in writing.

Admissions policy

This can be found on the Admissions Arrangements page.

School Organisation

Local Authorities have a statutory duty to ensure there are enough school places in their area for all the children that need them.

Bristol City Council’s School Organisation Strategy (pdf, 2.5 MB) (opens new window) (pdf, 2.5MB) (opens new window) identifies the projected need for places and what we have to do to make sure all families have access to high quality education. The Strategy will be reviewed annually and schemes agreed in the context of available funding and demographic trends.

Bristol City Council Annual Report to the Office of the Schools Adjudicator 2014/15 (pdf, 321 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 322k) (opens new window)

Additional reception places

Bannerman Road Community Academy and Children’s Centre  will admit 60 children to the  Reception year group  in September 2016, an increase of 15  places.

Additional Year 7 places for September 2016

Bristol Free School will admit 190 children to year 7 in September 2016, an increase of 40 places.

Oasis Academy Brightstowe  will admit 189 children to year 7 in September 2016, an increase of 29 places.

Oasis Academy John Williams will admit 180 children to year 7 in September 2016, an increase of 18 places.

Redland Green School will admit 216 children to year 7 in September 2016, an increase of 27 places.

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