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:

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Update from South Street School

Governors from South Street School have today sent a letter to Bristol City Council stating that they have agreed to accept a Bulge Class for September 2012. This is on the understanding that the building will be fully inspected with a view to a long term solution. In the short term this will mean that the school requires a classroom sized building to be positioned on the site for the Out of School Club by July 2012.

The school will consider continuous two form entry from 2013 in line with a full consultation on proper facilities for the school and Children’s Centre services.
Governors at the school believe they can accommodate two further classes but proper consideration of good building solutions is needed first.

To see the letter in full please follow this link to the South Street School website:

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