School Admission

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 9037692 or email Carole Hooper at

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



2020 Reception Intake

If your child will turn 5 between 1st September 2020 and 30th August 2021 they are due to start school in September 2020.

Download the booklet above to find out how to apply for a place for your child (this will be updated as soon as the 2020/21 version is available on the BCC website).

Visit the DfE School Performance Tables website by clicking HERE.


Visiting the school

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.


If you are considering applying for a place at Hillcrest for an older child or at any other time of yearcall Sue, Jill, Emma  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 Primary Admissions Department (0117 9037692) are responsible for the entire admissions process. Our school 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 26 February 2019) 


Reception 61
Yr 1 60
Yr 2 60
Yr 3 59
Yr 4 60
Yr 5 54
Yr 6 58
Total on roll 413