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Reception Tours for Prospective September 2024  Starters

We would love for you to choose Cotham Gardens as your choice for your pupils first year at school, and we're confident that our brilliant teachers and facilities would make this the right choice!

We have arranged the following tours for you or anyone you know who has a child due to start reception in September 2024.

  • Tuesday 17th October at 9:30am
  • Thursday 9th November at 9:30am
  • Thursday 9th November at 18:00pm
  • Monday 27th November 9:30am
  • Thursday 7th December 18:00pm
  • Thursday 11th January 9:30am

If you are interested in joining our wonderful school and would like to book onto one of our tours, please complete this short online booking form.

Please see the video below for an overview of reception at Cotham Gardens Primary School.  The video, hosted by our EYFS lead Louise King, gives prospective parents some key information about our wonderful Reception classes and our approach to learning:

You can also watch our Reception virtual tour here.  This video, again presented by Louise King, shows prospective parents the wonderful facilities at our Elmgrove site:


Cotham Gardens Primary School is an academy and we follow the Bristol City Council admissions policy.

You can see full details by clicking here. 

All applications should be made via Bristol City Council Admissions.

For more information and to apply online, please click here. 

In Year Admissions

Although we are a popular school, places do occasionally become available in year groups as families move.

Our current PAN for each year group is as follows:

  • Reception - 60
  • Year 1 - 90
  • Year 2 - 65
  • Year 3 - 60
  • Year 4 - 90
  • Year 5 - 90
  • Year 6 - 90

Please note, some of our year group PANs have been reduced from 90. We have reduced our PAN to maintain a specific number of classes of an appropriate size. This number of classes reflects our available resources.

We understand that applying for school places can sometimes be a daunting prospect.  We would love to show prospective parents around our lovely school, so if you are interested in joining us in-year please contact the office to make an appointment on 0117 377 2610. 

Although we are an Academy school, our admissions are handled by Bristol City Council,  Therefore if you wish to apply for a place at Cotham Gardens Primary School, you should apply to Bristol City Council who co-ordinate our 'in year' admissions.

You can see full details by clicking here