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Consultation of 2020/21 Admission Arrangements
The consultation period has ended for 2020/21 Admission Arrangements.  No comments or objections were formally raised during the consultation period for the 2020/21 Admission Arrangements.  Therefore the Governing Body has approved the Admission Arrangements for 2020-2021.  Please see these further down the page.
Reception Admissions  
Please find a copy of our current Admissions Policy.  You can apply online from 12th September 2018 up to 11.59pm on Friday 15th January 2019.  North Somerset Council manage allocations for Reception Admissions.  In Year changes and the transfer of pupils between schools are dealt with by the school.  If you wish to apply for a new intake 2019-20 school place, please read the parent guides which is listed below and provides helpful information on the process involved to register on line through North Somerset website, which will then make it possible to complete an on line application form.  This information is available on the North Somerset Website.  Please click on the link below.

Further Information Regarding Admissions


For further information please click on the link below that will take you to the North Somerset Website sharing their schemes:

- The Local Authority Fair Access Protocol

- The Local Authority Primary Coordinated Admissions Scheme


Another useful document is the School Admission Code 2014, which is also below.


Other links include direct link to:

- Coordinated Schemes

- Home to School Transport


Changes to the Admission Arrangements for 2018/2019 – 2019/2020


Following a recent change, Trinity Anglican Methodist Primary School will be applying for a variation to the admission arrangements for 2018-19 and 2019-20. 


This change is necessary to enable all school admission applications to be processed for in year applications for 2018-19 and for new intake applications in September 2019 in accordance with the school’s oversubscription criteria, if required.


This will mean changes in particular wording in the current arrangements from:


‘Distances will be calculated electronically using digital mapping software and Ordnance Survey ‘Nation Address Base’ coordinates and measurement will be to a minimum of three decimal places accuracy. In the case of a multi-dwelling building such as a block of flats, the same distance will apply for all occupants’.



 'Distances are calculated using North Somerset Council’s computerised system(s) which determines a direct line distance between the address point of the child’s home and the main entrance marker for the school.'

The red line shows the Catchment Area known as The Village Quarter in the Admissions Policy

The red line shows the Catchment Area known as The Village Quarter in the Admissions Policy 1

In Year Admissions in Portishead

Most of the schools in Portishead are now academies they have become their own admissions authority.  Each school is now responsible for processing In Year transfer applications for their own school and informing the applicant of the outcome and their rights.  As such any In Year transfer application for any of the Portishead schools has to be lodged directly with the school and not with North Somerset Council.  


It is a requirement that all own admissions authority schools notify the council for all applicants that they have either offered a place to or refused a place to.  If an applicant is refused then North Somerset Council will track the application to ensure that a school place is identified and offered.


To apply for an In-Year place at Trinity please complete the In Year Application Form available on this website.


For further information please contact the school:

Address:  Trinity Primary School, Marjoram Way, Portishead, Bristol, BS20 7JF 
Telephone: 01275 397710 



If applying for other schools in Portishead please find listed below Admission website links for the other schools:


Highdown Infant, Highdown Junior, Portishead Primary, St Mary's CEVA Primary and St Peter's Church Primary School are all part of the Lighthouse Academy.


Highdown Infant School -

Highdown Junior School -

Portishead Primary -

St Mary's CEVA Primary -

St Peter's Church of England Primary -

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School -

Appeals Information


The appeals timetable for Reception Intake 2019 is now available.  Please see below for all information.