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:

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Reception open day tours

Local schools have put arrangements in place for prospective parents with a child starting Reception in September 2013.

Ashton Gate
parents are invited to phone the school and arrange to be shown round by the Head
0117 903 0236

Ashton Vale
contact the school to be shown around
0117 903 0383

Holy Cross (please book)
Monday 15th October at 9.30
Friday 9th November at 11 am.
Phone 0117 377 2199 to book. More dates will be set up.

Wednesday 17th October 9.30-11.30 and 1.30-3.30
No need to book

Parson Street
Friday 19th October 9.30-11.30am with a talk by the Headteacher at 10.15am
Friday 23rd November 9.30-11.30am with a talk by the Headteacher at 10.15am.
No need to book

South Street Compass Point
Thursday 8th November at 9.30 and 2pm
Wed 21st November at 9.30 and 2pm
Tuesday 4th Dec at 9.30 and 2pm.
No need to book.

Southville (please book, no children):
Tuesday 13th November, 9.30am
Monday 19th November, 9.30am
Monday 3rd December, 9.30am
To book, please phone 0117 377 2671 or email
The school would like to know how many people are coming, request that you do not bring your child with you, and ask for a contact telephone number in case of a last minute cancellation.

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