Welcome to the Bristol Cathedral Choir School admissions pages.

Determined Admission Arrangements 2019/20

BCCS governors, as part of Cathedral Schools Trust have determined (agreed) the admission arrangements for children who will be admitted to the school at the normal point of entry for September 2019.

BCCS determined admission arrangements 2019/20 can be viewed here

BCCS 6th Form determined admission arrangements 2019/20 can be viewed here

This page contains a brief summary of the application procedure for Year 7 and in-year admissions.

Year 7 2019 entry

In order to be considered for a place applicants must name Bristol Cathedral Choir School as a preference of secondary school on the common application form (CAF), direct to the local authority in which you live.

Bristol Cathedral Choir School has a published admission number of 120 students for Year 7 entry, although due to demand for places we hope to admit 150 students in September 2019.  If the number of applications exceeds the admission number, students with statements of Special Educational Needs or an EHCP in which Bristol Cathedral Choir School is named, will be admitted before others.

Bristol Cathedral Choir School is a heavily oversubscribed school. We received 1292 applications for the year 7 September 2018 intake and cannot guarantee that a place will become available for your child. Therefore, it is essential that you apply to other schools as well.

Where there are more applications than places available, places will be allocated in line with the oversubscription criteria, in order, as set out in the published admission arrangements. 

We strongly advise parents/carers to read the relevant admission arrangements before making an application to the school. These can be found on the 'Admission Arrangements' page.

We also advise parents/carers to come and visit us during one of our open events, details of which can be found on the 'Open Event Information for Year 7 2019 Entry' page. 

In Year Applications 

Applications for an in-year admission should be made directly to the school. 

Further information and the on-line application form for the current 2018/19 academic year can be found on the 'In Year Admissions page'.