Admissions and Pupil Vacancies



If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, you must apply for a new reception school place.

All applications for Hotwells Primary School are made on the common application form (CAF) via your home local authority (this is where you pay your council tax).

School admissions information is available online for parents and carers to view and download: 

The CAF will be available from mid September and will close by midnight on January 15th 2023. It is not necessary to complete any supplementary information forms (SIF) if you wish to choose Hotwells Primary School as a preference of primary school for your child. All applications are considered in line with the determined admission arrangements 2023/24.


Determined Admission Arrangements 2023/24

In line with the School Admissions Code, Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) has determined (agreed) the admission arrangements for all schools within the trust including Hotwells Primary School. These arrangements are for children who will be admitted to the school at the normal point of entry for September 2023.


Link to Hotwells Primary School Admission Arrangements 2023/24


Link to Application for an Out of Normal Year Group/Delayed Reception Request


To view the determined admission arrangements for all schools within Cathedral Schools Trust please click on the link to Admissions Cathedral Schools Trust

In Year Admissions 2022/23


We currently have vacancies in our school and welcome enquiries about in year admissions at any time in the school year.

To find out more information or if you are interested in visiting the school please contact Martine Peace in the office to make an appointment on 0117 9030044 or by email to:


If you wish to make an in year application please complete the online form below. Alternatively, you may request a hard copy from admissions at the school. Please read the admission arrangements before completing an application. All applications are considered in line with the admission arrangements 2022/23

Link to In year Application Form 2022 2023

Link to Hotwells Primary School Admission Arrangements 2022/23


Hotwells Nursery Admissions for 2022/2023

We are offering 15 hours per week of FREE nursery provision. Call us on 0117 903 0044 or email us for more information or click here to download an application form to register your 3 year-old on our waiting list.   The 15 hour provision can be taken as follows:

Monday and Tuesday 8.40/8.50am - 3.00pm and Wednesday 8.40/8.50am - 11.30am*  

We can also offer an additional afternoon for a cost of £20 per weekly session on 

*Wednesdays from 11.30am - 3:00pm thus creating three complete days of high quality Nursery provision

Breakfast Club is available from 8.00am until 8.40am, breakfast is provided @ £2.00

After school club is available from 3.00pm-3.30pm @ £2.00