School Admission

Visiting the school

If your child will turn 5 between 1st September 2019 and 30th August 2020 they are due to start school in September 2019.

Download the booklet above to find out how to apply for a place for your child.

Visit the DfE School Performance Tables website by clicking HERE.

Each Autumn we hold two Open Mornings for parents of children due to start in Reception the following September. The dates will be set at the beginning of September and will be posted here.

When the dates are available please ring the school office on 0117 3772440 to book your place.


You can find general information about primary school admissions on the Bristol City Council website here: 


If you are considering applying for a place at Hillcrest at any other time of year, call Sue, Jill or Juliet in the school office to arrange a time for one of us to show you around the school.

0117 3772440

You can download the Open Morning presentation at the foot of the page.



Joining Hillcrest

Bristol City Council are responsible for the entire admissions process. Our admin team will be able to advise you on who to contact and when. However, please be aware that we have no influence over how places are allocated.

In order to meet the needs of the children already on roll, teaching and learning spaces need to be used flexibly and for a variety of purposes. Therefore Hillcrest Primary School Governors have determined that the maximum class size will be 30 children to enable the most effective teaching and learning to take place in a refurbished, undersized Victorian building.

For further information about how to apply and the Bristol Council Admissions policy, please click here.



Numbers currently on roll (Updated 17 January 2018)


Reception 61
Yr 1 60
Yr 2 60
Yr 3 58
Yr 4 59
Yr 5 54
Yr 6 58
Total on roll 410



2019 Reception intake
Places will be confirmed on 16th April. If your child is not allocated a place at Hillcrest and you would like to know what to do next, the Primary Admissions department at BCC will be able to advise you. Call 0117 9037694.