Get your child's name added to a waiting list and how long the waiting list is kept for.

If you don't get a place at your preferred school you can indicate on the Parent Portal Go to (opens new window)  that you want your child to be added to the waiting lists for that school. The Parent Portal will be updated within 24 hours.

If you want your child to be added to a waiting list you must:

  • tick the box that says 'hold this place while I pursue waiting list and appeal options
  • tick the box to indicate the school you want your child to be on the waiting list for

If you ask to go on a waiting list for your preferred school your original place offer will be held for you until an offer can be made for a higher preference school.

Waiting lists will be available from 1 May 2024 for Summerhill Academy and community schools in Bristol. To find out if your preferred school is a community school see Bristol junior school places and admissions policies.

For schools in other council areas,  contact the council where the school is based.

Schools will keep a waiting list at least one term until 31 December 2024.