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Admissions 2022

Applications for Reception places for Sept 2022 are now open.

Parents with children born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 should make an application for a Reception place in September 2022 by midnight on 14th January 2022. Please refer to Bristol City Council’s website for more details;

Tours of our school have been organised as follows:

Tuesday 12th October 2021 at 10am

Tuesday 7th December at 4pm

Tuesday 11th January at 2pm

Please call the school office on 0117 3772295 to book a space for a tour as numbers are limited.

Applications for our Nursery open January 4th 2022. The closing date for applications will be 8th April 2022.

Tours for nursery will be organised later this year.

Please note, Nursery spaces are not allocated on a first come first serve basis. We have a set of admissions criteria which can be found in our admissions policy.

All children are entitled to 15 hours at Nursery. However, you may also be eligible for 30 hours. The Government has recently published more details on the additional 15 hours of free childcare it is providing for eligible families. Please apply for a Government Gateway ID here:

Please see our Admissions page for further details.

Reception & Nursery September starters

Dear parents/carers,
You should all now have received confirmation of your place at West Town Lane Academy Reception or Nursery for September.
You will receive a pack of information in the week beginning 22nd June, which details the transition arrangements at the moment. This is subject to updates from the government. We are sorry that many of our usual transition arrangements will be affected by the current pandemic. However, we will be sending you lots of resources and information in the coming weeks, including a video ‘meet and greet’ with the staff and photo packs.
We have yet to make induction arrangements for September and will update you as soon as we have some information on what the return to school in September may look like.
We look forward to working with you all soon.

Coronvirus Information

Dear parents/carers,

We are delighted to welcome all pupils back to school in March.  We have put in many measures to make sure the school is as safe as possible for the pupils and staff to return.  Please see our full risk assessment below.  Whilst many things will remain the same, there will also be some changes throughout the school day.  It is important you carefully read the documents that were sent out to you in March .  We will spend lots of time in the first days and weeks focusing on wellbeing.  We will then begin to identify gaps in pupil knowledge and adapt our curriculum accordingly. 
We would like to thank the whole school community for your ongoing support and we’re looking forward to seeing you soon.

Please click on the link below to find out more information;

Reception Applications

Applications to start school for Reception pupils in September have now closed.

Although we are an Academy, places for Reception pupils are handled by Bristol City Council.  Please see their timeline below for more details.


15 Jan

Final date for applications

24 Jan

Final date for providing evidence confirming change of address

31 Jan

Applications sent to the relevant local authority

16 Apr

Offers of school places sent to parents and carers including offers from other local authorities and own admission schools

By 30 Apr

Parents and carers must respond to the offer of a school place

15 May

Schools sent details of offers accepted by parents and carers

30 Apr to 15 May

Details of late applications, on-time applicants wanting a place at their preferred schools and of places not accepted exchanged between Local Authorities for second round allocations

3 June

Deadline for lodging an on-time appeal where we present appeals on behalf of the school or academy

From late June

School appeals held

Nursery Applications

The deadline for applying for our Nursery class is 3rd April.

You can apply for 15 hours (Mon, Tues Wed morning OR Weds afternoon, Thurs Fri). Alternatively, you may be eligible for 30 hours. Please enquire at the school Office for more information.

If you would like to have a look around our Nursery class, we have tours on the following dates. Please call the Office on 0117 377 2295 to book a place;

February 26th

March 12th

2020 Admissions

It’s time to start considering school places for your children. We would love to meet you and show you around our school. Please contact the school office on 0117 377 2295 to find out when our school tours are.

Parents with children born between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016 must make an application for a school Reception place for September 2020, by midnight on 15th January 2020. Please refer to Bristol City Council’s website for more details

Alternatively, you can find useful information here;

Primary admissions cover letter

Applying for a primary school

Bristol City Council are responsible for the Reception place admissions process.

For further information about how to apply and the Bristol Council Admissions policy, Please contact:

School admissions

Tel 0117 90307694 : 9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am – 4.30pm Friday.

School Uniform

School Uniform will be available to collect (pre-orders) and purchase, from the Office on 21st August between 11.30 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. and again on 2nd September from 12.30 p.m. to 2.00 p.m.

Sports Day

Sports Day will take place this Thursday. Apologies for the short notice, but this was the only day where there were no trips, camps, assemblies etc. The format will remain the same, but there will be no barbeque lunch available. Children will have a school dinner/packed lunch in the school halls as normal.

Summer Menu

The 2019 Summer menu is now available to download.

Easter Holidays

  • Last day of term is Friday 5th April.
  • First day back is Tuesday 23rd April.



We have had a very good take-up of parents/carers booking to see the teachers, however if you have missed your opportunity then please do get in touch directly with your child’s teacher. They may be able to see you at an alternative time to talk through your child’s progress. Can we also take this time to remind you that school finishes on Thursday 14th February.