Admission to School


The following page will provide you with information about Southville Primary School's admission. A copy of the policy is available within this section as well as relevant links and information that the school require to be able to assist in your child's smooth transition in to our setting.

Pre-School Nursery

Encouraging Curiosity at Local Pre-School

A belief that adventure is never far away underpins the ethos at Southville Primary School's Pre-school. From feeding the chickens to digging out the vegetable patch, the children are encouraged to explore the outdoors and link their learning to real life. The school believes in a hands-on approach that develops and encourages curiosity, creativity and independence. Many of the children continue their learning journey into Reception at the school, building on their learning and maintaining lasting friendships. If you would like to meet the staff and look around, there is a

Pre-school admissions are through the school office - To arrange a visit and reserve a place please call 0117 3772671



Spaces within school

Below is a table that will provide you with the necessary information regarding spaces across the school.

Year Group Maximum number of children in the year group Number of spaces available
Pre-School 60 23 spaces across the week
Reception 90 FULL
Year 1 90 1
Year 2 90 13
Year 3 90 12
Year 4 90 10
Year 5 30 1
Year 6 60 4


New Parent Visits

We will be holding a number of open mornings for parents of children who are due to start Reception in September 2019:

Tuesday  October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd 2018

Tuesday  November 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th and Friday 23rd November 2018 

Tuesday  December 4th, 11th 2018

Tuesday  January 15th 2019

Each tour will start from the Merrywood Site at 9.15am and will cover both sites finishing at the Myrtle Site. It should last around 1.5 hours. 

This is a parent only tour.

Please call the school office to book an appointment on 0117 3772671


School age admission

All admissions and allocation of places at Southville Primary School are dealt with by Bristol City Council's Children and Young People's Services Admissions Department. For further information please see the Council website or contact the Department by calling 0117 903 7694 or by email at school.admissions@bristol.gov.uk



Allocation of places to parallel classes (Summary)