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Admission - Applying for a primary school place


The Bristol City Council Primary Admissions Department manages the whole admissions process.

Our school office team can advise you who to contact and when but we have no influence over how places are allocated.


Find out all about primary school admission, and apply on line for a school place, on the Bristol City Council website here:


Admissions Department Tel: 0117 9037692


You can see the Department of Education's School Performance Tables HERE.


2022 Reception Intake


If your child's 5th birthday will be between 1st September 2022 and 30th August 2023 they are due to start school in September 2022. 


Applications are open now for a Reception place in September 2021. 


The deadline for applications is midnight on 15th January 2022.


Offers are sent out in April.


If your child has not been allocated a place at Hillcrest this year and you would like to know what to do next, Carole Hooper at the Primary Admissions department at BCC will be able to advise you. 
Call 0117 9037692 or email 


Visiting the school


Each Autumn we hold open evenings for parents of children due to start school the following September. 

This year, these will be:

5.30pm on Monday 18th October 2021

5.30pm on Thursday 21st October 2021

Please ring the school office to book a place. 0117 3772440


You can also watch a short film introducing Hillcrest HERE.


In-year Applications


If you are considering applying for a place at Hillcrest for an older child, or at any other time of year, call Sue Cockle in our school office - 0117 3772440 - to arrange a time for one of us to show you around the school (if Covid restrictions allow). 


The number of children at Hillcrest


Our School Governors have set the maximum class size at 30 children, to allow the most flexible and effective use of our refurbished, undersized, Victorian building.


We have two form entry - two classes of 30 children in each year group.


Numbers currently on roll (Updated 8th October 2021) 


Yr 159
Yr 254
Yr 357
Yr 457
Yr 558
Yr 654
Total on roll399