Admission to Reception

If you are considering our school for your child we would be very pleased to show you our fantastic school. We do understand that applying for school places can sometimes be a daunting prospect and we welcome visits to the school on one of our regular tours for prospective parents. We hold tours at both our sites and you can choose which site you want to visit or you can arrange to visit both sites, you simply need to book a place on the tour or tours that you wish to attend.

Lockleaze Road site tours:

Tour dates for September 2018 Admission will be held in October, November and December 2017. We will published the dates of the tours during September 2017.

Orchard Campus site tours:

Tour dates for September 2018 Admissions will be held in October, November and December 2017. We will publish the dates of the tours during September 2017.

How to Apply

Admission of new reception pupils is managed for the school by Bristol City Council.  It is easiest to apply online for a reception places for September 2018 by visiting Primary School Admissions . Alternatively you can download and complete an application form available on the same website. The deadline for applications for reception places for September 2018 is 15th January 2018.

For more information visit Bristol City Council School Admissions:

W:   Primary School Admissions

Alternatively you can contact:
School Admissions
Bristol City Council
PO Box 57
BS99 7EB

Tel: 0117 903 7694
Telephones Opening Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am – 4.30pm Friday


Admissions Policy

The school makes decisions about admissions following our Admissions Policy which is available in the downloads area of this page.

Filton Avenue Primary School operates over two sites. For admissions purposes, home to school distances are calculated to a single point on the Lockleaze Road site. In addition to applying through their home local authority, applicants for Sept 2017 Reception places can complete a form available in the page downloads area or from the school, should they wish to specify a preference as to whether their child attends Lockleaze Road site (90 places) or Orchard Campus (30 places). The School operates an additional separate process to decide which site can be offered to parents”.

In-Year Admissions

An in-year admission means admission to a current year group for a child who is already attending school but wishes to change schools due to relocation or a change in circumstances. Filton Avenue Primary School manages it’s own in-year admissions so if you wish to apply for an in-year place, please contact the school office directly. Your child will normally already be attending or have a place at a school so please speak with your current head teacher prior to making an in-year admission application.

Tel: 0117 903 0302