Primary school admissions
- Primary school admissions
- Information following National Offer Day
- South Gloucestershire admission authority schools
- Academies and voluntary aided schools
- Further information
Primary schools admissions
If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, you must apply for them to start primary school in September 2023. This is a very important decision and it is important that you read the South Gloucestershire Primary school admission guide before you apply. Applications for primary school admission must be submitted no later than 15 January 2023.
South Gloucestershire Council provide impartial advice, support, guidance and information about choosing a primary school. Remember there is no substitute for visiting the school(s) that you are considering. We suggest that you visit potential schools before making your preferences, as there are many things to consider such as travel arrangements. You can find your nearest primary schools on our schools directory. Please note, the distance shown is only intended as a guide and the actual distance used to process your application is measured in a direct line between the address point of the child’s home and a central point within the main school buildings using the Local Authority’s computerised mapping system.
Once you have read the primary school admission guide, you can either apply online or download and print the form. For more information about the online process please read the Apply online for a school place page.
It is important that you submit your application on time. Applications received after the closing date of the 15 January 2023 will only be looked at after the national offer day, which is the 17 April 2023.
Information following National Offer Day
Accepting the offered place
If you applied online, you should visit the admissions portal and update your application to accept either:
- your highest rank preference, if you have been offered it
- a lower rank preference or alternative offer if you were refused a place at your highest rank preference
If you applied by email or by post, you should receive a letter in the post with a response form. You may send your response to AdmissionsAndTransport@southglos.gov.uk
Preferred school not offered
If you have not been offered your preferred school(s), you can either:
- accept the offer you have been given
- remain on a waiting list for any vacancies which may occur at your preferred school(s) until end December 2023
- change your preference(s) or indicate a change of circumstances
- appeal for your preferred school(s)
Allocation statements are available to show how school places were allocated where the school was oversubscribed and why it was not possible to offer places to all children who applied. Statements and appeal forms for schools located in South Gloucestershire will be available on 17th April 2023. Schools are listed alphabetically in either the South Gloucestershire admission authority section or Academies and Voluntary Aided schools section.
Before submitting an appeal please also read the guidance on the school appeals page.
If you have been refused a place at a school in another local authority, you will need to contact that local authority directly.
South Gloucestershire admission authority schools:
Almondsbury primary- allocation statement
Beacon Rise primary- allocation statement
Blackhorse primary- allocation statement
Broadway infant- allocation statement
Cherry garden primary- allocation statement
Coniston primary- allocation statement
Emersons Green primary- allocation statement
Frenchay primary- allocation statement
Iron Acton primary- allocation statement
King's Forest primary- allocation statement
Mangotsfield primary- allocation statement
Marshfield primary- allocation statement
North Road primary-allocation statement
Oldbury on Severn primary- allocation statement
Olveston primary- allocation statement
St Barnabas primary- allocation statement
St Helen's primary- allocation statement
St John's Mead primary- allocation statement
St Michael's primary Stoke Gifford- allocation statement
Staple Hill primary-allocation statement
Wellesley primary- allocation statement
Academies and Voluntary Aided schools:
Bradley Stoke primary- allocation statement and appeal form
Charborough Road primary- allocation statement and appeal form
Charfield primary- allocation statement and appeal form
Charlton Wood primary- allocation statement and appeal form
Filton Hill primary- allocation statement and appeal form
Lyde Green primary- allocation statement and appeal form
Stoke Lodge primary- allocation statement and appeal form
Woodlands primary- allocation statement and appeal form
Voluntary Aided Schools
Holy Family primary- allocation statement
Holy Trinity primary- allocation statement
St Mary's primary Bradley Stoke- allocation statement
St Mary's primary Yate- allocation statement
St Paul's primary- allocation statement
You can contact the Admissions and Transport Team, South Gloucestershire Council for further information on any of the above.
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