Reception Admissions

Thank you for your interest in joining the Southville Primary School family!

All applications for Reception entry are processed by Bristol City Council. As a Local Authority maintained school, Southville adheres to the Bristol City Council Community Admissions Policy, which can be accessed here:

Each year, Bristol City Council publishes the admissions arrangements; this can be accessed here:

New applications for entry in September 2023 will open on the Bristol City Council website here: 

We are delighted to be able to offer onsite tours of the school and invite you to join us at one of the times below. If you wish to book on to one of the tours then please contact the school office on 0117 353 4444 or 0117 377 2671 or email

Dates for prospective parent tour Time
Friday, 13th October 2023 9.30 - 11.00 am
Thursday, 19th October 2023 9.30 - 11.00 am
Tuesday, 31st October 2023 9.30 - 11.00 am
Monday, 6th November 2023 1.30 - 3.00 pm
Friday, 17th November 2023 9.30 - 11.00 am
Friday, 24th November 2023 9.30 - 11.00 am
Tuesday, 28th November 2023 1.30 - 3.00 pm
Wednesday, 10th January, 2024 9.30 - 11.00 am

We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you have. Before then, you may wish to get to know us a little by finding us on Instagram or X/ Twitter (@southville_prim) or via the  Southville Primary Newsfeed on Facebook.

The deadline for Bristol City applications is 15th January 2024.

All admissions and allocation of places at Southville Primary School are administered 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 7692 or by email at