School places deadline nears

December 31 2012

Parents who haven’t already applied for their child’s first school place have a fortnight to send their choices to the city council.

School places deadline nears

Parents who haven’t already applied for their child’s first school place have a fortnight to send their choices to the city council.

The deadline for applications is January 15 and a council spokesperson said: “We urge parents to apply in plenty of time before the deadline of 15 January 2013 - all the information and online application is available on www.bristol.gov.uk/schooladmissions.”

It comes just a few months after the council Cabinet approved the School Organisation Strategy, allocating £31 million in 2012/13 to schemes aimed at increasing the number of primary places available across the city.

This includes £2.4m for improvements at St Bonaventure’s and £1.4m for Bishop Road Primary, to complete the creation of more teaching facilities within the existing school and on the site adjoining the playing field in Beauchamp Road.