Simply complete the Common Application Form (CAF) provided and administered by your home local authority. (This will be where you pay your Council Tax).
The CAF normally opens mid-September on your local authority website and must be submitted by 31st October 2019. Please make sure you name Bristol Cathedral Choir School as a preference of secondary school on this form.
Bristol Cathedral Choir School no longer holds the Non Verbal Reasoning Test as part of its admissions process for general admission. The only test is for those applicants seeking a Music Specialism place.
No. Bristol Cathedral Choir School will not know the preference choices of secondary schools made by parents/carers to their home local authority, including where parents/carers have placed BCCS on the form.
The local authority will endeavour to offer you a secondary school place at your highest preference where there is a place available. Remember your highest preference may not be your first preference.
All applications are considered against the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the admission arrangements 2020/21 including random allocation from the Bristol Local Authority postcode areas - BS1 to BS16.
Distance to school or ease of journey is not taken into consideration.
No. Applicants will not be required to play a musical instrument or sing a piece of their choice. In order to ensure equal opportunities for all Music applicants, we will not take into consideration any teacher references or music examinations achieved.
It is our aim to take all reasonable steps to inform parents/carers of the outcome before the closing date for secondary school applications on 31st October. Parents/carers will be informed whether their child qualifies as one of the successful 10% under the Music Specialism oversubscription criterion. This information allows parents/carers time to make an informed choice of secondary school on their Local Authority Common Application Form. This information does not, however, equate to a guarantee of a place at Bristol Cathedral Choir School.
If your child does not qualify as one of the successful 10%, they will be ranked on the Music Specialism waiting list according to their scores from both Music Aptitude Tests.
They will also be considered for a place for general admission in line with the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, including random allocation, as listed in the determined admission arrangements 2020/21.