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, 23 April 2013

2013 allocations: crunching the figures

 The Council has published this year's figures for the first round of allocations at oversubscribed schools.

Ashton Gate (90 places)         
2013       35 siblings and  0.879 km (plus 2 children in care)
2012       40 siblings and 0.455 km
2011       0.377 km (pre-bulge)
2010       0.673 km

Ashton Vale (30 places)
2013       15 siblings and 1.040 km  (plus 1 special needs)
2012       Not oversubscribed in first round but places taken up in second round and meterage 0.405
2011       0.890 km

Luckwell (60 with bulge)
2013       Not oversubscribed in 1st round
2012       18 siblings and 0.240 km   
2011       0.410 km

Parson Street (60 places)
2013       25 siblings and 0.621 km (plus 1 special needs and 1 care)
2012       31 siblings and 0.699 km
2011       2.720 km

Southville (30 places)
2013       17 siblings and 0.223 km
2012       1.231 (post bulge)
2011       0.187 km
2010       0.380 km

Compass Point and Luckwell were not oversubscribed this year in the first round of allocations.

Holy Cross was not oversubscribed in the first round, 27 offers were made but there are late applicants on the waiting list for the second round

The full information is on the Council website:

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