Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

How to Apply

We are proud to be a non-selective Academy open to pupils of all religious faiths and those of no faith, and welcome admissions enquries and applications from all. Please see our Why Choose Us? page for more information about our academy.

September Admission - for Reception children

Admissions at Oasis Academy Marksbury Road are co-ordinated under the Local Authority Admissions Policy via Bristol City Council. The contact details for School Admissions are as follows;



T: 0117 903 7694

A Guide for Parents on Applying for a Primary School place Sept 2022-2023

If you are a parent or carer and wish to apply for a place at Oasis Academy Marksbury Road for the following September, you will need to complete the Common Application Form via City Council website,

 Online Application - Reception       Admissions Arrangements

In Year admissions - for Years 1-6

Pupils usually start school at the start of the school year in September. Sometimes your child will need to start or change school after this because:

  • You move house, either within or into Bristol.
  • You want your child to change schools for other reasons.

We are happy to meet with prospective parents wishing to join our academy mid year to discuss the process and capacity at the academy. If you would like more information or are interesting in your child starting at our school, please contact our academy office.

How places will be allocated

Where there are more applications than places available at a the Academy, allocations will be made in the following order of priority as set out in sections 1, 2 and 3 below.  Initial allocations will involve only those applications submitted “on time”.  Applications submitted after this date may be disadvantaged, as available places at the preferred school may have already been allocated. Priority is not given to first preferences. We aim to meet the highest preference possible for every applicant by applying the published over-subscription criteria equally to all applications for a school.

1. Children in Care

Children in Care are children who are in the care of a local authority or who were previously in care or provided with accommodation by that authority under section 22 of the Children Act 1989.

2. Siblings

Where there are siblings in attendance at the preferred school and who will still be on roll in the year of entry. Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, step brother or sister or the child of the parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom the place is sought is living in the same family unit at the same address as that sibling.

3. Geography

Children living closest to the school as measured in a direct line from the home address to the school. The home address is where the child spends the majority of the time and is living with the person who has parental responsibility and is the main ‘carer’ as defined in section 576 of the Education Act 1996 (documentary evidence may be requested). Bristol will not accept more than one address as the child’s home address. Where a child regularly lives at more than one address the admission authority will have to reach a conclusion about which should be counted as the main address when allocating places, taking relevant evidence into account. Normally this will be the address where the child is registered with a medical GP. Where parents or carers are living separately and do not agree on the child’s home address, they are urged to reach an agreement. If this does not happen the admissions authority will determine the address used for allocating a school place.



Where there are more applications than there are places remaining within a particular category, siblings will be given priority. After this, direct line distance from home to school will be used as a tiebreak. When the furthest distance to qualify for a place relates to a household containing two or more children for whom applications are being made (eg twins), the place will be offered to one child. The remaining child(ren) will be considered under the sibling criterion if further places become available. Where two or more children live in a flat or other multi-home dwelling and it is not possible to determine which applicant lives closest to the preferred school as measured in a direct line from the building to the school, the available place(s) will be allocated by drawing lots. Any offer of a place determined by random allocation will be overseen by a member of staff from the Legal Division of Bristol City Council. Distances will be measured in a direct line from the Local Property Gazetteer point on the home address as held by Bristol City Council to a point within the main school building using a computerised mapping system.

NB: Children with Education, Health and Care Plane (EHCP) follow the arrangements set out in the SEN Code of Practice and associated regulations and are not subject to the general admission arrangements. Where a school is named in a child’s EHCP, the child will be allocated a place before the above criteria are applied.

Please note: The admissions criteria above are those of our Local Authority for community schools. There is an appeals process and all Oasis Academies follow the nationally agreed guidance for admissions appeal.


Please click here to view the Oasis Academy Marksbury Road Admissions Policy.