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Horfield Church Of England Primary School
Bishop Manor Road, Bristol BS10 5BD

0117 9030041 Fax: 0117 9030042

Horfield Church Of England Primary School

Deeply rooted, flourishing together, reaching great heights



Important information!!  

If your child was born between 1 September 2015 and 31 August 2016, your child will start school in September 2020.  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 2020.  The final date to make changes to an application made by 15 January is 24 January 2020.  The offer day to parents and carers is 16th April 2020.

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


tel: 0117 903 7694  

We will be holding Open Mornings throughout Term 1.  They take place on either Tuesdays or Thursdays and start promptly at 9.30am.  You will meet both our Headteacher and Deputy Head, have a tour of the school premises and have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.  Please call 0117 9030041 and we will book you in to one of our tours.  Please note you do need to ring us - there is a limited amount of space on our tours due to visiting the classrooms so we would appreciate a phone call to say you are coming - thank you.


17th September - completed 24th September - completed 1st October - completed
8th October - completed 15th October - completed Tuesday 22nd October - sorry, tour full
Thursday 7th November further dates to be announced


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. 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