Families receive offers of primary school places for September 2021: bristolcc-placeholder

16 Apr 2021

Education, Learning and Skills

Families receive offers of primary school places for September 2021

This year an overwhelming majority of families in Bristol are being offered one of their top three choices (see table below). Applications were slightly lower this year (5,121) compared to 2020 (5,497).

All families who applied for a reception school place have been allocated one.

The number of families being offered their first preference school stood at 89% (4,544), an increase from 87.5% (4,624) in 2020. Those who were not offered one of their preferred schools decreased slightly to 2% (86 compared to 129 in 2020 and 104 in 2019).

Alison Hurley, director for education and skills said: “I am really pleased that this year we can again offer the majority of parents their first preference for a primary school reception place.

“If parents have concerns with the offer they have received, I’d encourage them to get in touch with our school admissions team, via email if possible, to discuss their options.”

Families who applied online will receive an email today with their offer. Families are advised to check their SPAM folders for this email. Families who applied by post will be sent a letter today (16 April).

Waiting lists become available from 10 May and a second-round allocation, where any places that may become available will be reallocated, will take place in early June.

The best and quickest way to contact Bristol City Council’s school admissions team is via email: school.admissions@bristol.gov.uk If email is not possible, please contact us on 0117 903 7694 and we will endeavour to help you.

       

 Primary School Offers 2021

         

Local Authority

1st Pref

2nd Pref

3rd Pref

Non Pref

Total

Bristol

4412

357

108

86

4963

Bath & North East Somerset

20

2

2

n/a

24

North Somerset

18

1

2

n/a

21

South Gloucestershire

82

11

7

n/a

100

Other Local Authority areas

12

1

0

n/a

13

Total

4544

372

119

86

5221