School Admission Arrangements for 2021/2022 Academic Year

Closed 31 Jan 2020

Opened 6 Dec 2019


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 2021/22 school year.

Reduced Pupil Admission Numbers (PAN)

Projected number of pupils in some areas in Bristol is falling.  To ensure there is not over significant 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:

  • Summerhill Infant School - PAN reduced from 90 to 60
  • Nova Primary School - PAN reduced from 60 to 30

Responses should be made by completing the survey or returning a completed feedback form, found below.

Other Admission Authorities in Bristol 

A number of 'own admission authority' schools including - academies, foundation and voluntary aided schools are also in the process of reviewing and consulting on their admission arrangements.  We have set up a seperate consultation page for these schools:

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

i) They do not use Bristol City Council's arrangements  (see the Reception Admission Arrangements 2021 2022 appendix for a full list of relevant schools)

ii) They are running their own consultation.  Links to these schools may be listed on Admission Arrangements For Schools Not Maintained by the Local Authority 2021 2022 via the link.

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.

Why your views matter

All admission authorities are required to consult on their proposed admission arrangements at least every 7 years or when changes are proposed.

We would like to know your views.

Please complete the online survey via the link below or download a paper version and either email to or post to: James Last, School Place Planning, Bristol City Council, City Hall, PO Box 3399. before 31st January 2020. 


What happens next

All responses will be considered before the arrangements are agreed. This will be by 28 February 2020 The arrangements will be published on the Bristol City Council and/or schools' websites by 15 March 2020.

Final arrangements, along with other information for parents and application forms will be published in September 2020.


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