Admissions and Pupil Vacancies


Hotwells Primary  School welcomes enquiries about in year admissions at any time in the school year. If you are interested in visiting the school please contact Martine Peace in the office to make an appointment on 0117 9030044 or by email to: hotwellsp@bristol-schools.ukYou can also  click here to read our Admissions Policy.  We also hold a number of tours for prospective parents for Reception stage entry. 

Hotwells Primary School is an academy and we follow the Bristol City Council admissions policy. All applications for Reception admissions should be made by completing a Bristol City Council application form found online under Bristol City Council Admissions.


 Reception Admissions 2021

If your child was born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017, you must apply for a new reception school place. 

All applications for Hotwells Primary School are made on the common application form (CAF) via your home local authority (this is where you pay your council tax).

School Admissions information is available on-line at for parents/carers to view and download.  

The CAF will be available from mid September and will close by midnight on January 15th 2021


Hotwells Pre-School Admissions 2020/21

We are offering 15 hours per week of free nursery provision. Call or email us for more information or to register your 3 year-old on our waiting list.  Click here to read our Pre-School Admissions Policy.  The 15 hour provision can be taken as follows:

Monday and Tuesday 9am - 3.15pm and Wednesday 9am - 11.30am  

We can also offer an additional afternoon for a cost of £20 per weekly session on 

Wednesdays from 12:45pm - 3:15pm thus creating three complete days of high quality Pre-School provision