Welcome to the Bristol Cathedral Choir School admissions pages.

Determined Admission Arrangements 2021/22

Cathedral Schools Trust is the admission authority for BCCS who have determined (agreed) the admission arrangements for children who will be admitted to the school at the normal point of entry for September 2021.

BCCS determined admission arrangements 2021/22 can be viewed here

BCCS Post 16 determined admission arrangements 2021/22 can be viewed here

Year 7 2021 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. The CAF will be available mid September 2020.

Bristol Cathedral Choir School has a published admission number of 150 students for Year 7 entry. If the number of applications exceeds the admission number, students with 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 1331 on time applications for year 7 2020 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 of priority, 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 and the documents that are available on the Guidelines for applying to Year 7 2021

Admission to other year groups

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

For further information including the on-line application form for the 2020/21 academic year please see

Sixth Form Admission

Please see the following page of the school website for more information

For further information please contact