Admissions and Pupil Vacancies


Reception Admissions for 2023

If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, 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 online for parents and carers to view and download: 

The CAF will be available from mid September and will close by midnight on January 15th 2023. It is not necessary to complete any supplementary information forms (SIF) if you wish to choose Hotwells Primary School as a preference of primary school for your child. All applications are considered in line with the determined admission arrangements 2023/24.

Determined Admission Arrangements 2023/24

In line with the School Admissions Code, Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) has determined (agreed) the admission arrangements for all schools within the trust including Hotwells Primary School. These arrangements are for children who will be admitted to the school at the normal point of entry for September 2023.

Link to Hotwells Primary School Admission Arrangements 2023/24

Link to Application for an Out of Normal Year Group/Delayed Reception Request

 To view the determined admission arrangements for all schools within Cathedral Schools Trust please click on the link to Admissions Cathedral Schools Trust


Consultation on Admission Arrangements for 2024/25


In line with the School Admissions Code, Cathedral Schools Trust (CST), which is the admission authority, is consulting on the admission arrangements for the following schools within the Trust for children who will be admitted during the academic year 2024/25;

  • Headley Park Primary School
  • Hotwells Primary School
  • St Werburgh’s Primary School
  • Stoke Park Primary School
  • St Katherine’s School
  • Trinity Academy

The proposal is to include a children of staff criterion to the priority list for admissions for these schools. This is in line with other CST schools who already have a children of staff criterion. It was clear from responses to the consultation last year that the option for staff to be able to send their children to the school where they work was important for a range of reasons including making the logistical challenges of childcare more manageable and supporting their wellbeing. It was also clear that the staff criterion supports retention and helps to build the shared sense of community within each school.

The proposed admission arrangements 2024/25 for Hotwells Primary School can be viewed below (Proposed changes are highlighted in yellow).

Hotwells Primary School draft admission arrangements 2024/25

Hotwells Primary School Supplementary Information Form (Staff)

The proposed admission arrangements 2024/25 for other schools in this consultation can be viewed here.

The consultation process will run from Tuesday 15th November 2022 to 12 noon on Tuesday 10th January 2023.

It is important to emphasise that this is a consultation process and that all views will be heard as part of this consultation and arrangements are not agreed until after the consultation has taken place.

If you would like to comment or offer feedback on the proposed admission arrangements please complete the form here, ticking the relevant box to show which school your comments refer to. Please note responses received after 12 noon on 10th January 2023 will not be considered.

If you have any queries or requests for hard copies of the admission arrangements please contact Mrs Juliet Turner, Admissions Lead, Cathedral Schools Trust via email:

Alternatively you can contact us by post at: CST Admissions, ℅ Trinity Academy, Romney Avenue, Lockleaze, Bristol, BS7 9BY

In Year Admissions 2022/23


We currently have vacancies in our school and welcome enquiries about in year admissions at any time in the school year.

To find out more information or 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:


If you wish to make an in year application please complete the online form below. Alternatively, you may request a hard copy from admissions at the school. Please read the admission arrangements before completing an application. All applications are considered in line with the admission arrangements 2022/23

Link to In year Application Form 2022 2023

Link to Hotwells Primary School Admission Arrangements 2022/23


Hotwells Nursery Admissions for 2022/2023

We are offering 15 hours per week of FREE nursery provision. Call us on 0117 903 0044 or email us for more information or click here to download an application form to register your 3 year-old on our waiting list.   The 15 hour provision can be taken as follows:

Monday and Tuesday 8.40/8.50am - 3.00pm and Wednesday 8.40/8.50am - 11.30am*  

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

*Wednesdays from 11.30am - 3:00pm thus creating three complete days of high quality Nursery provision

Breakfast Club is available from 8.00am until 8.40am, breakfast is provided @ £2.00

After school club is available from 3.00pm-3.30pm @ £2.00