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Applying for a primary school place


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


The Bristol City Council Primary Admissions Department manages the whole admissions process. The Hillcrest office team can advise you who to contact and when but we have no influence over how places are allocated and we do not hold a waiting list in school.


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



September 2024 Reception intake


If your child's 5th birthday will fall between 1st September 2024 and 30th August 2025 they are due to start school in September 2024. 


The deadline for applications was midnight on 15th January 2024.


The offers were sent out on 16th April. 


If your child has not been allocated a place at Hillcrest 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 



September 2025 Reception intake


If your child's 5th birthday will fall between 1st September 2025 and 30th August 2026 they are due to start school in September 2025. 


The deadline for applications will be midnight on 15th January 2025.


The offers will be sent out in April.


Open Days


We will hold open days for the 2025 intake in the autumn. The dates will be posted on this page nearer the time. In the meantime, you can see the slides from last year's open days HERE, and find out lots about the school by exploring the website.


You can watch a short film introducing Hillcrest HERE.




In Year Applications


If you wish to apply for a place at Hillcrest for an older child, or during the school year, call Cat Cox in our school office - 0117 3772440 - to find out if there is a place available and arrange a time for one of us to show you around the school.


Please note, though, that the application process and allocation of places is dealt with by the Bristol City Council Primary Admissions Department.




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 17th May 2024) 


Yr 161
Yr 260
Yr 360
Yr 456
Yr 560
Yr 655
Total on roll411