Reception Admissions

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 offer an onsite tour of the school. 

Below is a timetable for our on-site Reception tours. 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, 14th October 2022 9.30 - 11.00 am
Wednesday, 19th October 2022 9.30 - 11.00 am
Wednesday. 2nd November 2022 9.30 - 11.00 am
Monday. 7th November 2022 1.30 - 3.00 pm
Friday, 18th November 2022 9.30 - 11.00 am
Friday, 25th November 2022 9.30 - 11.00 am
Monday. 28th November 2022 1.30 - 3.00 pm
Tuesday, 10th January, 2023 9.30 - 11.00 am

We look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you have. Before then, you may wish to see our prospectus video on the homepage.

The deadline for Bristol City applications is Sunday, 15th January 2023.

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