Term dates

Schools are also closed on five days that are used for staff training. Contact your school to find out which days they will close.

Academies, Voluntary Aided, Trust and Foundation schools set their own term dates and should be contacted directly.

2013-14

  • Term 1 Monday 2 September to Friday 25 October 2013
  • Term 2 Monday 4 November to Friday 20 December 2013
  • Term 3 Monday 6 January to Friday 14 February 2014
  • Term 4 Monday 24 February to Friday 4 April 2014
  • Term 5 Tuesday 22 April to Friday 23 May 2014
  • Term 6 Monday 2 June to Tuesday 22 July 2014

Schools will be closed for the following public holidays:

  • 25 December 2013 - Christmas Day
  • 26 December 2013 - Boxing Day
  • 1 January 2014 - New Year's Day Holiday
  • 18 April 2014 - Good Friday
  • 21 April 2014 - Easter Monday
  • 5 May 2014- Early May Bank Holiday
  • 26 May 2014 - Spring Bank Holiday
  • 25 August 2014 - Summer Bank Holiday

2014-15

  • Term 1 Monday 1 September to Friday 24 October 2014
  • Term 2 Monday 3 November to Friday 19 December 2014
  • Term 3 Monday 5 January to Friday 13 February 2015
  • Term 4 Monday 23 February to Friday 27 March 2015
  • Term 5 Monday 13 April to Friday 22 May 2015
  • Term 6 Monday 1 June to Monday 20 July 2015

Schools will be closed for the following public holidays:

  • 25 December 2014 - Christmas Day
  • 26 December 2014 - Boxing Day
  • 1 January 2015 - New Year's Day Holiday
  • 3 April 2015 - Good Friday
  • 6 April 2015 - Easter Monday
  • 4 May 2015 - Early May Bank Holiday
  • 25 May 2015 - Spring Bank Holiday
  • 31 August 2015 - Summer Bank Holiday
Note: The school year is based on a calendar of 195 days. Five days are used for staff professional development which means that schools will be open to receive pupils for the legal minimum of 190 days (380 sessions).

Find a school

You can find a school by its type, name or by ward, by using our School Finder.

Use our Ward Finder if you don't know your ward. You can find it either by postcode or address.

Details are as up-to-date and accurate as possible. If you have any queries about any of the information in this section, please ring 0117 922 2000 or email us at school.admissions@bristol.gov.uk.

Primary admissions

For the new Primary Schools located at Marksbury Road and Avonvale Road please see the information on our Primary additional places update page.

If your child was born between 1 September 2009 and 31 August 2010 you must apply for a New Reception Primary school entry place.

The online applcation system for Reception Primary schools has now closed.

You may still apply by completing a paper application form and return it by post or email.

This will be a 'late' application and will be considered after all on-time applications have been allocated.

Information about Primary schools

Before applying for a New Reception Primary school you should read the following information:

Key dates for parents

12 September 2013

Admissions systems open

15 January 2014

Closing date for applications

16 April 2014

Results for all on-time applicaitons sent to parent/carers by 1st class post. At 10am, those who applied online will also be sent an email summarising their results.

30 April 2014

Deadline for parents to respond to offer

June 2014 onwards

Parents hear about re-allocated places
Appeals are heard

Deferred entry

For information about delaying your child starting school until nearer their 5th birthday, please find the information on deferred entry.

If your child was born between 1 September 2002 and 31 August 2009 you will need to make an In Year admission application.

Additional reception places

Work continues with the aim of providing more places. Details of these and the methods of applying for them will be published on the Primary additional places update page as appropriate.

The current admissions code of practice can be found on the Department for Education website.

Secondary admissions

If your child was born between 1 September 2002 and 31 August 2003 you must apply for a New Year 7 Secondary school entry place.

The online application system for Secondary schools has now closed.

You may still apply by completing a paper application form and return it by post or email.

This will be a 'late' application and will be considered after all on-time applications have been allocated.

Information about Secondary schools

Before applying for a New Year 7 Secondary school you should read the following information:

  • A guide for Parents and Carers provides essential information on the different types of school and how to apply.
  • You can enter your postcode into our useful application to find your nearest schools
  • You can make arrangements to visit schools independently. Their set Open days were in September and early October.

Key dates for parents

3 March 2014

Results for all on-time applicaitons sent to parent/carers by 1st class post. At 10am, those who applied online will also be sent an email summarising their results.

4 March 2014 onwards

Parents can appeal/place child on waiting list

17 March 2014

Deadline for parents to respond to offer

5 May 2014

Parents hear about re-allocation of places

May 2014 onwards

Appeals are heard

If your child was born between 31 August 1998 and 1 September 2001 you will need to make an In Year admisssion application.

Road Safety

A variety of resources are available for Nursery, Primary, Secondary and FE Colleges, and including information on Child Cycle Training. Road safety is an issue that concerns everyone living in the city. We have produced the Bristol road casualty review report.Only personal injury collisons are covered by this report:

Enforcement and Safety Cameras

There is a clear and close relationship between speed and road collisions. Higher speed reduces the margin for driver error, increasing the risk that an accident will occur. It also increases the severity of injuries sustained by people involved in road collisions, particularly pedestrians and other vulnerable road users.

Enforcement of speed limits is the responsibility of the Police (Avon and Somerset Constabulary), and is appropriate where other approaches to casualty reduction are not possible, or where they have tried but significant levels of speeding and / or casualties continue to occur. It is a criminal offence to exceed the posted legal speed limit on any road and at any time.

Speed limit enforcement currently takes the form of Community Speed Watch, Neighbourhood Policing and the Road Policing Unit.

In 2011, the Department for Transport requested that casualty, crash and speed information be provided for each permanent fixed speed camera site. However, as the Safety Cameras in the West of England Road Safety Partnership are currently switched off, there is no requirement for the local authorities to provide this data.

Improve road safety with local traffic schemes

Council funding given to Neighbourhood Partnerships could be spend on schemes to improve road safety. The Traffic Choices website is an independent resource which helps Partnerships spend their money on schemes which provide the greatest safety benefit.

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