St Bonaventure's Catholic Primary School
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Absence Line 0117 353 2831

Reception 2019 Applications - General Guide

If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015 you can apply for a new reception school entry place to join St Bonaventure's in September 2019.

There is lots of information available on the Bristol City Council Admissions pages and we recommend that you review their website:   

Applications for a reception place at St Bonaventure’s must be made to the Local Authority (LA) serving the child’s home address, their home LA. If your live outside of Bristol City Council, then you must speak with that Council and apply through them. For children whose home address is located within the City of Bristol, the application for a reception place must be made on Bristol Local Authority’s Common Application Form online at or sent by post to: Schools Admissions Department, PO Box 57, Council House, College Green, Bristol BS99 7EB. Submission date of the form will be provided by the Local Authority.

If you are applying online, please make sure you have been sent a confirmation email from School Admissions acknowledging receipt of your application.

We welcome all applications to St Bonaventure's. However, if you are applying to St Bon's on faith grounds please submit a copy of your child's Baptismal Certificate to us at the time of your application to your home Local Authority (please provide a copy, not the original). If you would like an acknowledgement of documentation (which we recommend) please provide a self-addressed and stamped envelope. You have until the Local Authority Submission date to return the Baptismal Certificate to us. However, your confirmation of receipt will be sent out by post, so we recommend that you get your form into us before so you have enough time to receive your confirmation before the cut off date.
The deadline for LA applications and for us to receive Baptismal Certificates midnight on 15th January 2019.

Please note that proof of the child’s birth date may be requested after a place has been offered.

Once the deadline has passed, School Admissions will send us a list of applicants. We then rank those applicants according to our admissions criteria (detailed in our Admissions Policy 2019/20) and we will then return our ranked list to School Admissions who will then offer the places to selected children, either by letter or email.

If you are offered a place for your child, you will need to inform the Council that you wish to accept the place. The Council will then inform us.