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Important information!!  

If your child was born between 1 September 2013 and 31 August 2014, your child will start school in September 2018.  You will need to apply for a primary school place with Bristol City Council.  The easiest way to apply is online now.  The deadline to apply for a place is 15th January 2018.

If you want to complete a paper application please contact School Admissions:


tel: 0117 903 7694  

Our Open Mornings will all commence at 9.30am and will start with a short talk by Jenny Taylor, Headteacher.  After this Mrs Teresa Peet, Class 1 teacher and Early Years Team Leader and Mr Ian Harvey, Deputy Head, will act as your guides to the school so that you can see our facilities and the children at work.  We anticipate that the whole visit will take about an hour.

Our tours are taking place on:

Tuesdays Thursdays
Tuesday 19th September - complete Thursday 19th October - complete
Tuesday 26th September- complete Thursday 2nd November - complete
Tuesday 3rd October - complete Thursday 9th November - complete
Tuesday 10th October - complete
Tuesday 7th November - complete
Tuesday 14th November - complete Thursday 16th November - complete
Tuesday 28th November - complete

Tuesday 9th January 2018 - fully booked


If you wish to join us on our last tour please ring our school office on 0117 9030041, speak to Mrs North who will be able to book you in. Please be aware that attending this tour is not regarded as an application for a place, merely an indication of interest.

Each year we have a new intake of 60 children in the Reception year.  In our school, each year group is split into two classes and our capacity number on role is 420.

The City of Bristol admission arrangements apply equally to Voluntary Controlled Schools and this means that all children may start school in the September following their fourth birthday, although this may be delayed until the beginning of Term 3 or Term 5 if parents wish. Children must, however, be in full time education by the beginning of Terms 3 or 5 following their fifth birthday.

Horfield's Admissions Policy aims to ensure that each child’s introduction to school is a very positive and happy experience. To achieve this, all children are admitted on a part-time basis for the first 4 weeks of Term 1. This allows time for children to build relationships with their class teacher and with other children, and to adjust to their new surroundings and routines. It also gives the class teacher the opportunity to get to know the child well right from the start. Towards the end of the 4 week period it is anticipated that class teachers and parents will discuss the readiness of the child for full-time education with a view to all children attending full time by Term 2 at the latest. For further information, please click on the link below to read our policy regarding Pre-School to Early Years transition.

Early Years Transition


'In-year' Admissions for Years 1 to 6.  

Places for children in these year groups are also allocated by the School Admissions Department at Bristol City Council. If you are new to the area, or you are considering moving your child to a different school please contact them on 0117 9037694 or by email:  If there are no places available School Admissions will place your child on the waiting list or advise you of alternative schools in the area.


Secondary Transfer Arrangements

Transfer to secondary education takes place in the September following the child’s eleventh birthday and details will be sent to you early in your child’s final year at this school. Under the present open enrolment policies parents may opt for any secondary school within Bristol and surrounding areas, although admission is governed by the capacity of the chosen school.



Full guidance about School Admissions is available from