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St Nicholas of Tolentine Catholic Primary School

Where charity and love are, God is there


EYFS (Reception)

If you are looking to apply for a place in Reception Class starting September 2024, please read this section.  If you are looking to join Reception Class during this year (2023/24) then see below for In Year Applications.


To apply for an EYFS place starting in September 2024, the application process is as follows:


  1. Fill in our supplementary information form (see below) and if applicable please also provide a copy of your child's baptismal certificate. These should be returned to the school office.
  2. Apply to Bristol City Council using the E application site (follow the link below) and complete the standard admissions form.


Please see below for our Admissions Policy that gives details on our selection process and how we deal with over subscriptions.


Please see the Bristol City Council website for application deadlines (link below). For a place in September 2024, the standard application must be completed by 15th January 2024.

In Year Applications

In-Year Applications 2023-24

An application can be made for a place for a child at any time outside the usual admission round. An application should be made to the school by completing the in-year admissions application form  and returning it to Admissions, St Nicholas of Tolentine RC Primary School, Pennywell Road, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0TJ along with, where appropriate, any supporting evidence. All applications will be considered by the governing body and a place offered if one is available. Where there are places available but there are more applications than places, the published oversubscription criteria, as set out in the admission arrangements for 2023-24, will be applied. Parents are advised to read the admission arrangements carefully before making their application. If your application is unsuccessful, you will be given the opportunity to join a waiting list and you have the right to appeal to an independent appeal panel. You will be advised of the outcome of your application in writing as soon as possible. Whilst applicants must be informed of the outcome of their application within 15 school days of receipt, the aim will be to notify applicants of the outcome of their application within 10 school days of receipt. If you have any questions in relation to in-year admissions, please contact the School Office 01173772260 or by email