Welcome to Bristol Cathedral Choir School


We welcome students of all faiths and none. The distinctive Christian ethos provides a context within which all parts of our community value tolerance, understanding and respect for each other.

Ofsted commented that “we use this diversity to create an ethos and culture that results in the incredibly harmonious community that is an absolute joy to experience.”  

As Bristol’s oldest school, we are proud of our long traditions, which of course include providing the choristers for the Cathedral Choir.

The school has a reputation built on outstanding academic progress and outcomes. Our Sixth Form attracts a large number of entrants in Year 12 and is now established as a centre of excellence for A Level study.

The music specialism provides an exceptional range of opportunities. Our choirs and ensembles have established a national reputation across a range of genres, from gospel to classical orchestral works. Student engagement and leadership, in and out of the classroom, is the driving force behind our community.

Our staff and governors work with enormous commitment and passion to provide these opportunities for young people. Thank you for your interest in the school. If you would like to find out more please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Paul Atkins  - Head of School




We hope that our website offers a sense of the vibrancy and diversity within our close community. 

Everyone is expected to get involved beyond the classroom. Whether it is gospel singing, playing chess or running around a rugby field, there will be something for you. Student led initiatives such as the Equalities Group or Student Parliament allow us to contribute to the important agendas in the school. We mix across the year groups, in a range of opportunities including mentoring, vertical tutor groups, drama, sport and music.

Teachers go the "extra mile" and students work hard to support each other. It is a busy, dynamic and fun place to learn.

Megan and Dan - Head Students