School Admission Arrangements for 2017/18 School Year

Closed 31 Jan 2016

Opened 4 Nov 2015

Feedback Updated 7 Apr 2016

We Asked

Consultation was undertaken on the admission arrangements for schools for September 2017.

The proposed arrangements for community and controlled schools were unchanged from those currently being used.

You Said

Responses received supported the proposed arrangements.

Where responses related to individual schools that are their own admission authority, these were passed to the school and considered prior to determination.

We Did

The admission arrangements for Bristol community and controlled schools for the 2017/18 school year have now been determined by the Local Authority. Details are available on the School Admissions pages of Bristol City Council website.

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/schools-learning-early-years/school-admissions

Admission arrangements for academies (including free schools), foundation schools and voluntary aided schools have been determined by the appropriate governing body or trust. Details are available on individual school websites and/or the Bristol City Council website.

Results Updated 16 Mar 2016

The admission arrangements for Bristol community and controlled schools for the 2017/18 school year have now been determined by the Local Authority. Details are available on the School Admissions pages of Bristol City Council website.

https://www.bristol.gov.uk/schools-learning-early-years/school-admissions

Admission arrangements for academies (including free schools), foundation schools and voluntary aided schools have been determined by the appropriate governing body or trust. Details are available on individual school websites and/or the Bristol City Council website.
 

Overview

Bristol City Council and some individual schools are consulting on admission arrangements for the 2017/18 School Year.

Included in this consultation:

  • The way in which places are allocated at over-subscribed schools
  • The way in which Bristol City Council co-ordinates admissions to Reception and Year 7 to ensure every child receives an offer of a school place.

This consultation includes admissions to community and controlled schools, for which Bristol City Council is the admission authority and for schools that are their own admission authority and have adopted the BCC arrangements.

A number of other 'own admission authority' schools have also asked BCC to include their arrangements, which differ to BCC, in this consultation.

The precise dates of each consultation may differ and you should refer to each school's own website for the consultation dates and details of the person to send responses to.

We are consulting with a wide range of stakeholders but would particularly like to hear the views of parents of children aged 2 to 18.

Why We Are Consulting

The School Admissions Code sets out the requirements for admission authorities, including local authorities, academies, voluntary aided and foundation schools, when determining admission arrangements. 

The law only requires admission authorities to consult at least every 7 years and schools may carry out the consultation themselves, therefore not so all schools will be included in this consultation.

If a school does not appear in this consulation please refer to the individual school website.

 

What Happens Next

Any responses to the consultation will be considered prior to the final admission agreements being determined within the required period.

Areas

  • 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

Audiences

  • Children / Young People
  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Parents, carers and guardians

Interests

  • Children and young people
  • Education and early years