How to apply for a place

Arrangements for applications for places at Badock’s Wood E-Act Academy will be made in accordance with Bristol City Council’s co-ordinated admissions arrangements.

When applying for a place in Reception, the Council will co-ordinate admissions, allocate places to us and inform families directly by email or in writing.  Applications can be made by clicking here.

Admission Arrangements Documents

Admission Arrangements 2023-2024

Admission Arrangements 2022-2023

Admission ArrangEments 2021-2022

E-ACT Supplementary information form 2022

E-ACT Supplementary Information Form 2023

Mid-year admissions

For children wishing to move to Badock’s Wood during the academic year, or outside of the normal transfer phase these are known as ‘Mid-Year’ admissions. You can make a mid-year application directly to us by completing and returning the form below:

We encourage parents/carers to ensure that their child continues to attend their named school until they officially join us.

Number of places available

Badock’s Wood E-ACT Primary Academy has a net school capacity of 315 places with 45 agreed places.

If the number of applications exceeds this number, places will be allocated in the following order:

Criterion 1:

A ‘looked after child’ or a child who was previously ‘looked after’ but immediately after being ‘looked after’, became the subject of an adoption, residence order or special guardianship order.

Criterion 2:

Exceptional and Compelling Medical, Psychological, Social or Special
Access Reasons (the definition of which and process to be followed is set out in the Notes
attached) which can only be met at the Academy. It is important that additional evidence is
required in respect of this (as defined in the Notes attached). Please note that a
Supplementary Information Form (SIF) must be completed for an application under this
criterion within the timescales for the point of entry required.

Criterion 3:

Siblings  of pupils currently on the roll at the academy at the time of application for the proposed admission of the applicant.

Criterion 4:

Children who at the time of the application are eligible for the Early Years Pupil
Premium, the Pupil Premium or the Service Pupil Premium. Please note that a SIF form must be completed for an application under this criterion within the timescales for the point of entry required.

Criterion 5:

Children whose parent/carer is a member of staff who has either been continuously employed at the Trust for two (2) or more years at the time of application for a place or has been recruited to fill a vacancy for which there is a demonstrable skill shortage or has been re-located to the area at the request of the Trust.
Please note that a SIF form must be completed for an application under this criterion within
the timescales for the point of entry required.

Criterion 6:

Any other applications of which priority of placement will be given to children
who live nearest to the Academy (including if this address is with a parent/carer with shared
responsibility for the child or not). The child’s home address will be the child’s permanent
place of residency and must not be a business address, or the address of a relative or carer,
unless they have legal custody of the child. Applications must only be made from a single
address.

Appeals

The Department for Education and Bristol City Councils appeals code can be found below:

  • Bristol City Councils admissions appeals code can be found here.
  • The Department for Education’s admissions appeals code can be found here.

Changes to school admission appeals due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

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