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 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.

Link to apply for Primary School places -

Admissions Information for Reception 2020

Hotwells Primary School has 30 places available for Reception 2020 entry. 

Key Dates for Admissions - 2019-2020

12th September 2019: Common application form (CAF) opens via your home local authority

15th January 2020: Closing date for all applications via the CAF.

16th April 2020: Offers of a primary/infant school place made to parents/carers resident in Bristol.  

By 1st May 2020: Parents and carers to respond to the offer of a school place

June/July 2020:  Appeals will take place.



Hotwells Nursery Admissions 2019/20

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 Nursery 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 Nursery school provision