Applying for a school place at Hotwells:
We currently have vacancies in our school and welcome enquiries about in year admissions at any time in the school year. Please contact the School Office for more information.
Please click on the relevant drop-down link below for details on how to apply for a school or nursery place for your child. If you would like to find our more about our school, please contact the Office team to book a visit on 0117 9030044 or email us at email@example.com
Nursery Admissions for 2022/2023
Hotwells Nursery provides up to 24 full time places for 3 and 4 year old children. We have three intakes a year. In September we admit pupils who have had their third birthday on or before August 31st. If we have spaces available, we admit pupils in January who have had their third birthday on or before December 31 and in April pupils who have had their third birthday on or before March.
Parents /carers must complete a Nursery Application form. Hard copies of this application form are available from the School’s office or you can download a copy here:
Nursery Application Form
Timing of Sessions:
Each child can be offered 30 hours a week during term time. At Hotwells, we offer these 30 hours as follows: Monday to Friday: 8.45am – 2.45am. This is 6 hours a day, totalling the 30 free hours provided free by the government.
We will accommodate offering the provision in three hours sessions throughout the week, with each day being 8.45am to 11.45am and 11.45am to 2.45pm.
Administration of 30 Hours Funding:
It is the parents/carers responsibility to apply for the 30 free hours of child care. You will then be issued with a valid code that you must provide to Hotwells Primary School. This code must be applied for and granted by the end of the month before your child starts nursery. You will periodically have to re-apply for a new code and again this is the parent’s responsibility. If no valid code is supplied to the School, then you will be charged for the nursery care not covered by any free hours entitlement. The link for applying for the valid code is: www.gov.uk/apply-30-hours-free-childcare
Top Up Hours:
At Hotwells Primary School we offer the option of adding on pre and after-school hours. You can pay for the additional hours Monday to Friday between 2.45pm to 3.30pm. All additional hours will be paid for two terms in advance.
Paying for Nursery:
If you do not qualify for the 30 hours free childcare, you can claim 15 hours free child care and pay for additional hours. Please contact the school office for the charges for these sessions.
To find out more, you can view our Nursery Admissions Policy here:
Nursery Admissions Policy
Reception Admissions 2023/2024
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
If you wish to apply for a place for your child outyside their normal chronological age range, please use the form below:
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 2022/2023
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
In year Application Form 2022/2023
Determination of Admission Arrangements 2024/25
In line with the School Admissions Code, Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) has determined (agreed) the admission arrangements for the academic year 2024/25. These arrangements are for children who will be admitted to the school at the normal point of entry for September 2024.
To view a report on the outcome of the admission consultation summarising the responses received and explaining the decisions reached for schools that were part of the admissions consultation within the Trust for the academic year 2024/25 - click on the link to Consultation Report
Please click on the links below to view the admission arrangements and relevant admission forms.
Hotwells Primary School Admission Arrangements 2024/25
Supplementary Information Form (Staff)
Application for an out of year group/delayed reception start request