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Bristol City Council school admission arrangements 2025/2026 academic year

Decision Maker: Director: Education and Skills

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The DfE Guidance, published in the School Admissions Code (2021) requires the local authority to agree the admission arrangements. The admission arrangements are largely unchanged from the policies determined for 2024/2025.
The documents went to public consultation between 4th December 2023 and 31st January 2024, with information sent to all relevant parties as well as being published on the BCC website and consultation hub. Clarification and suggestions were put forward and will considered for future years.


To agree the proposed school admission arrangements and for primary schools and infant/junior transfers for whom the LA is the admission authority for the 2025/2026 academic year. Also the set relevant areas for admission authorities to consult.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 25/03/2024

Date of decision: 15/02/2024