We would like to say a huge welcome to all the families who will be joining us as part of our Reception 2021 intake!


Information about starting school at Blackhorse will be added to this page over the next few weeks, so check back regularly for updates (although we will also email information out to you).


Summer Term Transition Arrangements 

We are really busy gathering information about your child by reading through the "My Child" forms that you have been filling in at home and also contacting the nurseries and pre-schools where the children currently attend. We will use this information to support your child's transition into school and to put them into classes.


We are aiming to visit as many settings as possible in addition to the phone calls so that your child can see a friendly face before they start school in September. These visits will likely take us until the end of term to complete.


We have scheduled some short visits to school so that your child can spend some time in their new classroom with their new teacher and support staff. Please see the dates below. We have also arranged a Parents' Information Evening so that we can share some of this with you in person.


Key Dates

Tuesday 22nd June - Parents' Information Evening 6:00pm

Tuesday 29th June - 1:30-2:30pm New Intake Visit (Invited children only)

Tuesday 6th July - 1:30-2:30pm New Intake Visit 1 (all children)

Thursday 15th July - 1:30pm-2:30pm New Intake Visit 2 (all children)


Please follow this link to watch an information video about school readiness, uniform and transition arrangements:

Please complete and email back to school by Friday 18th June (paper copies are available on request from the school office):

Click on the video links below for a flavour of what makes Blackhorse special...

How to apply for a place at Blackhorse via South Gloucestershire's Admissions Service:


Blackhorse Primary School has 60 places available in each intake and information about the application process can be found by clicking on the link to the S Glos Admissions Guide below.


Parents wishing to send their child to the School's Language and Communication Needs Resource Base will need to apply via the EHCP process. Please see the Resource Base pages for more information.


The closing date for applications is January 15th 2021. Please note applications received late may not get their preferred school even if they have a sibling already in attendance.


Applications should be made to the local authority where the child lives; regardless of the location of the school they are requesting. For more information or for South Gloucestershire residents to apply online please CLICK HERE.