Information about Bristol primary schools, find a primary school, admission arrangements and how places were allocated in previous years.

Find your nearest primary school

Map of Bristol primary schools Go to (opens new window) 

Use our school finder, enter your postcode to find your nearest primary school Go to (opens new window) and school Headteacher and contact details.

We recommend you visit your preferred schools.

Split Site Schools

If a school has more than one site the home to school distance will be measured from the midpoint between the two sites.

Schools with split sites in September 2024 are Ashton Gate Primary, Cotham Gardens, Holymead Primary School, St John's C of E VC Primary, St Werburgh's Primary and Southville Primary.

Term dates

Bristol schools term and holiday dates

Types of school

Different types of primary schools in Bristol

Admission arrangements

See Bristol school reception places and admissions policies for :

You must have written agreement from you preferred schools to accept an application for a child working outside their chronological year group before making an online application.

Contact your preferred school as soon as possible to ensure you receive a response to your request before the common application form closing date of 15 January 2024.

Allocation of places in previous years

How places by school were allocated for reception places in previous years.

See primary school place appeals for details of applications and outcome of Bristol primary school appeals last year.

Furthest distance table

The furthest distance table  gives the furthest distance that places were offered in previous years where schools were oversubscribed.

Starting school later

See Starting school later

Primary application for other year groups

For other year groups you should make an In Year application

Free school meals

Find out if your child can get free school meals and how to apply.

Home to school travel

Find out if your child can get support with home to school travel and how to apply.