School Admission Arrangements 2018/19

Closed 13 Jan 2017

Opened 21 Nov 2016

Feedback expected 28 Feb 2017

Results Updated 24 Oct 2017

In line with the requirements set out within the Department for Education Schools Admission Code, consultation was undertaken for Bristol City Council’s admission arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools on 21st November 2016, running until 13th January 2017. 

Only one response was received which addressed two subjects:

  1. Amendment to policy wording to include pupils with an EHCP
  2. suggesting the use of pupil premium as an oversubscription criterion

We replied thanking the person for their correspondence.  We assured them that the wording of the policy regarding pupils with an EHCP has been changed accordingly, meeting DfE requirements.

Regarding the second subject, we explained that pupil premium was being considered for inclusion as a part of future admission arrangements.

Furthermore, any changes concerning the oversubscription criteria could not be implemented until at least 2019/2020 as consultation would have needed to be undertaken for a minimum period of 6 weeks, between 1 October 2016 and 31 January 2017, to be formally agreed by the end of February 2017.

Given the lack of any other replies and with the ongoing work alongside the scrutiny commission, the 2018/2019 arrangements were left unchanged.

In order to comply with the Schools Admission Code, Paul Jacobs, former Director for Education approved the Admission Arrangements 28th February 2017, confirming that these have been formally agreed.

To view the Admissions Arrangements 2018 to 2019 visit:


Bristol City Council is responsible for setting the admission arrangements for all Community and Voluntary Controlled schools in the city. This consultation includes the proposed new intake oversubscription criteria and co-ordinated admission schemes for the 2018/19 school year.

Also included in this consultation are the proposed arrangements for a number of 'own admission authority' schools - academies, foundation and voluntary aided schools.

Why We Are Consulting

All admission authorities are required to consult on their proposed admission arrangements at least every 7 years or when changes are proposed and we would like to know your views.

What Happens Next

All responses will be considered before the arrangements are agreed. This will be by 28 February 2017 The arrangements will be published on the Bristol City Council and/or schools' websites by 15 March 2017.

Final arrangements, along with other information for parents and application forms will be published in September 2017.


  • Ashley
  • Bedminster
  • Bishopsworth
  • Brislington East
  • Brislington West
  • Clifton
  • Cotham
  • Easton
  • Eastville
  • Filwood
  • Frome Vale
  • Hillfields
  • Horfield
  • Knowle
  • Lawrence Hill
  • Lockleaze
  • Redland
  • Southmead
  • Southville
  • St George West
  • Stockwood
  • Stoke Bishop
  • Windmill Hill


  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Children and young people
  • Education and early years