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:

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 2018

Hotwells Primary School has 30 places available for reception 2018 entry. We received 80 on-time applications for the 30 places available

Key Dates for Admissions - 2018-2019

12th September 2018

  • Common application form (CAF) opens via your home local authority

15th January 2019

  • Closing date for all applications via the CAF.

16th April 2019

  • Offers of a primary/infant school place made to parents/carers resident in Bristol will be sent by first class post. If you applied online you will also be sent an email on the 16 April 2019.

By 1st May 2019

  • Parents and carers to respond to the offer of a school place

From late June/early July 2019

  • Appeals will take place.


Hotwells Nursery Admissions 2018/19

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 one of the following options:

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

Wednesday 12:45pm - 3:15pm (at an extra cost of £20 per session)