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:

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Ashton Gate nursery to remain at Southville Centre

Ashton Gate primary school has sent out a letter concerning its nursery class 2013-2014

"As you are aware there is still uncertainty regarding the provision of Reception places in the local area for 2013-2014. Consequently, the Governors have made the decision not to re-open our Nursery class for September 2013. We do not wish to see parents and the school, possibly, once again, put in the very difficult position we were in last summer term.
The Southville Centre Nursery will therefore continue with the Nursery Class that opened this same year."

Sue Wilson (Head of Ashton Gate), 11th January 2013

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