Children may be admitted to the school in the September of the academic year in which they reach their fifth birthday. our school admissions are carried out by South Glos.
In year school admissions
How to apply for a place at an infant, junior, primary or secondary school in South
Gloucestershire during the academic school year.
Application forms for a South Gloucestershire school are obtainable from any South
Applications must be made directly to the school, no matter where you live. Parents/carers
are able to make 3 preferences on the form and it should be returned to the first preference
If it is not possible to offer your child a place at your first preference school, a copy of the
form will be passed to the school named as a second preference.
Academy, Foundation and Voluntary Aided Schools may require completion of a
Proof of your address may be required.
The school will notify parent/carers of the outcome of the application. If a school is unable to
offer your child a place they will advise you:
If you are unsure as to where to return your form, please return it to:
Admissions and Transport Team
South Gloucestershire Council
Department for Children, Adults and Health
PO Box 298
During the first couple of weeks of schooling at Barley Close children are admitted on a half-time basis. Details of these arrangements will be discussed at meetings with parents before their child starts school. There are seven years of primary education after which children transfer to a secondary school in the September following their eleventh birthday.
At the age of 11 most children from Barley Close transfer to Mangotsfield or Downend Secondary Schools.