South Bristol Schools Crisis

Offers for primary school places have been made for September 2014 and we are delighted that the local schools were able to accommodate all children living in the area. Many families got their first choice. Thank you to the Council and schools for their hard work.

The area now has sufficient reception places for all the children in the area. There has been strong support from the Council, with the acquisition of land for Ashton Gate and Southville to expand, and from the local schools which have expanded or taken on "bulge" classes when needed. There are also plans to create a new school on the caravan site near Spike Island, which should increase choice for BS3 families and help with the lack of places in the Hotwells and Clifton Wood areas.

We continue to monitor these developments and keep the community informed.

South Bristol Schools Campaign is a community-led group initially formed when there was a lack of local school places in BS3. It seems that long term solutions are now in place, so our role will now be limited to liaising with schools and the Council to ensure the delivery of promised new places and new sites, and to share information with the local community.

For the latest information, join the mailing list - this will allow the campaign group to quickly and easily inform and keep track of all those concerned.

You can also email the campaign group:

Monday, 9 May 2011

Reminder: Questions for Cllr Clare Campion-Smith

A small group of parents will be meeting with Councillor Clare Campion-Smith and her officers tomorrow to discuss the primary school situation. If you have any questions you would like them to ask, please put them in the comments box or send them to

A list of questions on the agenda will hopefully be posted to the mailing list before the meeting tomorrow, just in case it prompts any last-minute thoughts.

A full round-up of the meeting will be posted on the blog and to the mailing list as soon as possible after the meeting tomorrow: watch this space for news.

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