Bristol Cathedral Choir School Admission Arrangements 2017/18 – click here
Bristol Cathedral Choir School Admission Arrangements 2016/17 – click here
Bristol Cathedral Choir School annual consultation of Admission Arrangements for the Academic Year 2018/19
In accordance with the School Admissions Code we wish to notify you of proposed changes to our admission arrangements with effect from September 2018. The consultation period must be for a minimum of 6 weeks and must take place between 1st October 2016 and 31st January 2017.
Our current admission arrangements state:
Pupils who, on the date of admission, will have a sibling on roll at BCCS (Year 7 to Year 11 and including Year 12). The term “sibling” means a full, half, adopted, step brother or sister, but not cousins or other family members. A sibling must be living permanently with the applicant at the same address at the date of their admission to BCCS. The school may require proof of relationship and/or proof of residence.
The governors wish to amend the sibling criterion and remove year 12 as qualifying siblings. This is in line with the local authority who state ‘pupils will not be considered as a sibling link where the older child is attending the school in the year of entry as Year 12 or Year 13 students’.
Our proposed admission arrangements will state:
Siblings of pupils attending Bristol Cathedral Choir School in Year 7 to 11 only. ‘Sibling’ means a full, half, adopted, step brother or sister, but not cousins or other family members. A sibling must be living permanently with the applicant at the same address at the date of their entry to the school.
Medical and Social Needs Criterion
Since we became an academy in 2008 hardly any places have been offered under the medical & social needs criterion because in many cases we are not the only school that can meet a child’s needs based on written reasons and evidence supplied by parents.
Therefore, governors wish to remove this criterion from the admission arrangements as they recognise that parents/carers do have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel for unsuccessful applications.
The governors propose to operate a Sixth Form for a total of 250 students for the academic year 2018/19. 150 places overall will be available in year 12. The admission number for year 12 will be 80. This is the number of places which will be offered on an annual basis to eligible external applicants.
In line with the draft BCCS 2018/19 admission arrangements the governors propose to amend the sibling criterion and remove the medical & social needs criterion as above.
To view the draft admission arrangements 2018/19 – click here
To view the draft 6th form admission arrangements 2018/19 – click here