School Admission Arrangements for 2020/21 School Year

Closes 21 Jan 2019

Opened 19 Nov 2018


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 2020/21 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.

The downloadable documents can be found at the foot of this page.

If your chosen school is not listed here this may be because;

i) They use Bristol City Council's arrangements (see the admission arrangements appendix for a full list of relevant schools)

ii) They are running their own consultation

iii) Their admission arrangements are unchanged from previous years.  Therefore, they are not consulting this year. 

If you are uncertain, contact the school for more information.

Reduced Pupil Admission Numbers (PAN)

Projected number of pupils in some areas in Bristol is falling.  To ensure there is not over provision we are proposing a reduction to some school PANs.  Reductions will be managed to ensure there are still sufficient places in the city.
We will plan to reduce PANs for the following schools:

  • Hannah More Primary - PAN reduced from 60 to 30
  • Bishop Road – PAN reduced from 120 to 90
  • May Park Primary – PAN reduced from 120 to 90
  • St Michael's on the Mount CE VC Primary– PAN reduced from 30 to 15
  • St Werburgh’s Primary –  PAN 28 (Work is currently being undertaken to establish whether a 14th classroom can be added to the school.  If this is possible the admission number for 2020/21 will remain at 56.  If it is not possible the admission number will be reduced to 28)

Responses should be made by completing the feedback form or by contacting the appropriate school representative, where stated.

Amendment i - Henbury School have been added to this consultation on the 22nd November.    

Amendment ii - We had previously stated that St Mary Redcliffe and Temple were consulting on their admission arrangements.  This was an error so any documents relating this have now been removed.

Amendment iii - Easton C of E Academy are consulting on their arrangements and reducing PAN from 90 to 60.  The school's consultation was added to this site 5th December 2018 and will run until 31st January 2019. Details can be found in the documents section, below. 


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.


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