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, 23 April 2012

A big thank you

Thanks to Ashton Gate, Compass Point and Southville Primary schools putting on additional classes this year, all the children in the BS3 area will be able to be placed in local primary schools for 2012. We are delighted that this year's campaign has been successful and want to thank everyone who has supported our efforts.

We will continue to send information on how to back plans for expansions at Ashton Gate and keep you informed of any other developments involving the 2012 intake.

The situation for next year remains uncertain as the shortfall is expected to increase and Southville Primary are only able to provide a bulge class for 2012. We will continue to work with the Council and local schools to provide short and long term solutions. So your support will still be required to ensure that our children can be schooled locally in future years.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Go-ahead for extra places at Southville Primary School

Bristol City Council have released a confirmation of the extra 30 places at Southville Primary for the September Reception class in-take.

Further details can be found here.