If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020, your child will start school in September 2024. The deadline to apply for a place was 15th January 2024 so if you have not done so yet, you must contact Bristol City Council Admissions. The offer day to parents and carers is in April 2024.
tel: 0117 903 7694
General information on admissions
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 3 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 3 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.
Please see our Policies page under the Our School tab on this website to find our full admissions policy
'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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 www.bristol.gov.uk/page/children-and-young-people/school-admissions