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St Anne's Infants' School


Reach for the Stars

Reception admissions

The school is the admissions authority for entry to Reception. However, the school commissions the Local Authority to conduct the bulk admissions process for the September of every year, using the Local Authority admissions criteria to offer the 60 places and manage over subscription. Applications need to be made through the LA web page as below. The criteria applied are as follows:

  1. Children in Care or children who were previously in Care but immediately after being in Care became subject to an adoption, residence, or special guardianship order
  2. Siblings at the infants or the paired junior school
  3. Children living closest to the school as measured in a direct line from the home address to the school


Further details and definitions of the criteria can be found in the policy below. 


Applications can be made online at from September to mid January of each year and the first round of places are offered in mid April, with second round offers in June. Further details can be found on the website or calling 0117 903 7694 or emailing


There are 60 places in two Reception classes. Children are allocated a class usually in July to start in September. Classes are finalised by the October half term with any changes being made by the start of Term 2. Classes may be mixed when moving between year groups with decisions being made on a cohort by cohort basis. 


The school does not admit children out of their chronological year group except in exceptional circumstances. If you wish to defer your child's entry to Reception you must request to do so in writing to the head teacher before you submit your application to the local authority. 


Admissions Appeals

If your child does not receive a place are your preferred school, you have the right to appeal the decision. Information on how to do this including deadlines can be found here: