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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.



2023 Reception Intake


If your child's 5th birthday will be between 1st September 2023 and 30th August 2024 they are due to start school in September 2023. 


The deadline for applications was midnight on 15th January 2023.


The offers were sent out in April.



September 2023 Intake


If your child is not 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 an open evening for parents of children due to start school the following September. This year it was on 20th October 2022.   


You can view the slides from the presentation HERE and 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 at any other time of year, call Sue Cockle 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. The application process and allocation of places is handled by the BCC 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 4 May 2023) 


Yr 160
Yr 260
Yr 355
Yr 458
Yr 559
Yr 660
Total on roll413