Southville Primary School

Merrywood Road, Bristol, Avon. BS3 1EB Tel: 01173772671

Myrtle Street, Bristol, Avon. BS3 1JG Tel: 01173534444



Admission to School


Here, you will find information on how to apply for a place for Preschool, Reception and in-year admissions for all other year groups. 



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, please contact the school office.

All children are entitled to 15-hours funded childcare term-time only from the term after their 3rd birthday, starting in September, January and April each year. If your family meets the criteria, your child may also be entitled to an additional 15-hours funded childcare during term-time only. Please see to check your child's eligibility. 

Pre-school admissions are through the school office. To arrange a visit and reserve a place please call 0117 377 2671.


Pre-School Open Evening

We hold termly Open Evenings in our Pre-school so that you can see the environment, meet the team and find out about what we can offer your child. We will update this page as and when new dates are announced. 

Pre-School Presentation for new parents and carers. 


This presentation was given in July 2020 for children who will start in September 2020.



Bristol City Council Admissions for September 2020 has now closed.  We look forward to welcoming our new children to Southville Primary School this September.

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; those for 2020 entry can be accessed here:


Those for 2021 entry can be accessed here:


New applications for entry in September 2021 will open on the Bristol City Council website in autumn 2020. Unfortunately due to Covid restrictions we are unable to offer parents and carers a physical tour of our sites. We will be offering a Zoom meeting with Ms Sutherland and Mr Potter and we are in the process of developing a short film of the sites. Below is a timetable for our Zoom meetings. If you wish to book on to one of our Zoom meetings then please contact the school office on 0117 353 4444 or 0117 377 2671. To book on we will need to take your name and an email address so an invitation can be sent directly to you. 

Zoom meeting dates



Friday 9th October

16.00 – 17.00

Tuesday 13th October

9.30 – 10.30

Wednesday 21st October

13.30 – 14.30

Tuesday 3rd November

9.30 – 10.30

Thursday 12th November

16.00 – 17.00

Tuesday 17th November

13.30 – 14.30

Thursday 26th November

16.00 – 17.00

Wednesday 2nd December

9.30 – 10.30

Monday 7th December

16.00 – 17.00

Wednesday 6th January 2021

9.30 – 10.30


We look forward to meeting you virtually and answering any questions you have. 


The deadline for Bristol City applications is midnight on Friday 15th January 2021. 


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 7692 or by email at


In-year Admissions for Reception to Year 6

We have some spaces in some year groups throughout the school. Bristol City Council is our admissions authority and holds a waiting list for places throughout the school. The contact details and how to apply can be found here.


Please get in touch with either school office on 0117 353 4444 or 0117 377 2671 to arrange a tour of both sites and to find out more about our school. We look forward to meeting you soon.