Latest admissions information for Year 7 2019

3rd ROUND ALLOCATION

Following the outcome of the 2nd round, 225 applicants were included on the waiting list. This included those who requested to go on the waiting list, those who changed their preferences and those who applied late (applications not included in the first or second round).

All year 7 places were offered in accordance with the BCCS admission arrangements 2019/20 and as part of the coordinated admissions scheme with Bristol City Council. The waiting list was re ranked against the admissions criteria, in order of priority, which included a fresh round of random allocation. Remaining unsuccessful applicants were drawn randomly and placed on to the waiting list.

Why has my child been unsuccessful in gaining a place at BCCS in the 3rd round of allocation?

BCCS had 3 places to re offer. All places were offered by random allocation.

How have the 150 places been allocated for year 7 2019?

8  places have been reserved at the request of the SEN team for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

The remaining 142 places have been allocated as follows;

10 places for 'Looked after Children' or 'previously looked after children'
8 places for Probationer Choristers at The Cathedral
15 places for Music Specialists
1 place for a son or daughter of a member of staff
54 places for Siblings
54 places allocated by random allocation

2nd ROUND ALLOCATION 

Following the outcome of secondary school places on National Offer Day on March 1st, 262 applicants were included on the waiting list. This included those who requested to go on the waiting list, those who changed their preferences and those who applied late (applications received after 31st October 2018 were not included in the first round).

All year 7 places were offered in accordance with the BCCS admission arrangements 2019/20 and as part of the coordinated admissions scheme with Bristol City Council. The waiting list was re ranked against the admissions criteria, in order of priority, which included a fresh round of random allocation. Remaining unsuccessful applicants were drawn randomly and placed on to the waiting list.

Why has my child been unsuccessful in gaining a place at BCCS in the 2nd round of allocation?

BCCS had 8 places to re offer. 1 place was offered to a child who qualified as a ‘Looked after’ child’ or ‘previously looked after’ child, 1 place was offered to the next highest ranked child from the music specialism waiting list, 1 place was offered to a child who qualified as a sibling and the remaining 5 places were offered by random allocation.

How have the 150 places been allocated for year 7 2019?

7  places have been reserved at the request of the SEN team for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

The remaining 143 places have been allocated as follows;

11 places for 'Looked after Children' or 'previously looked after children'
8 places for Probationer Choristers at The Cathedral
15 places for Music Specialists
1 place for a son or daughter of a member of staff
54 places for Siblings
54 places allocated by random allocation

March 1st 2019 - National Offer Day - all offers of a secondary school place are made by your home Local Authority not the school. 

Your home local authority will endeavour to give you an offer of a school place that is your highest preference based on your choices submitted on the common application form, where there is a place available.

Bristol Cathedral Choir School has 150 places available for year 7 2019 entry.

We have received 1360 on-time applications for the 150 places available and therefore we are unable to offer places to every applicant who applied.

How have the 150 places been allocated for Year 7 2019?

6 places have been reserved at the request of the SEN team for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP)

The remaining 144 places have been allocated by applying the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements 2019/20;
11 places for 'Looked after Children' or 'previously looked after children'
8 places for Probationer Choristers at The Cathedral
15 places for Music Specialists
1 place for a son or daughter of a member of staff
55 places for Siblings
54 places allocated by random allocation

What you need to do now

Parents and carers must reply to offers made via their home local authority by Friday 15th March 2019.  You should either:
  • accept the place
  • not accept the place and ask to go on a waiting list for a school that you applied for but did not get offered a place.  
  • not accept the place and request an appeal for your preferred school.
  • not accept the place and request new school preferences.
  • not accept the place and advise us that the place is no longer required e.g your child will be attending an independent school.

Please refer to the School Admissions website of your home local authority, e.g. Bristol City Council, South Glos, North Somerset for information about secondary admissions.


For information about appealing for Bristol Cathedral Choir School please refer to Appeals

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