Admissions 

Welcome to the Bristol Cathedral Choir School admissions pages.

Consultation on Admission Arrangements 2022/23

In line with the School Admissions Code, Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) is consulting on the admission arrangements for all schools within the Trust for the academic year 2022/23 including Bristol Cathedral Choir School (BCCS).  The consultation process will run from 16th November 2020 to 12 noon on 5th January 2021. The main changes for BCCS are:

  1. Inclusion of a supplementary information form for probationer chorister applications (Year 7 applications only).

  2. Inclusion of a supplementary information form for children of staff applications.

  3. Amendment to the wording of the sibling criterion. 

  4. Clarification on the definition for children living within the Bristol postcode areas BS1 to BS16.

  5. Clarification on the process of applying outside the normal year group.

  6. Clarification that the waiting list for Year 7 applications made in the normal admission round will be held until 31st December in the year of entry.

Note: The order of the oversubscription criteria has not changed. There have been some changes to the wording of the arrangements to improve clarity and ensure it is compliant with applicable legislation. 

Please click on the links below to view the proposed admission arrangements for Bristol Cathedral Choir School:

Bristol Cathedral Choir School draft admission arrangements 2022/23 11- 16 provision

Supplementary Information Form (Probationer Chorister)

Supplementary Information Form (Staff)

Application Form for an Out of Year Group Request

 

Bristol Cathedral Choir School draft admission arrangements 2022/23 Post 16 provision

Supplementary Information Form (Staff)

Application Form for an Out of Year Group Request

Please click here to view a summary of the main changes for all schools within the Trust.

Please click here to view the proposed admission arrangements for all schools within the Trust

If you would like to comment or offer feedback on the proposed admission arrangements please complete the form here, ticking the relevant box to show which school your comments refer to. Please note responses received after 12 noon on 5th January 2021 will not be considered.

If you have any queries or requests for hard copies of the admission arrangements please contact:

Mrs Juliet Turner - Admissions Officer, Cathedral Schools Trust via email: consultation@cathedralschoolstrust.org

Alternatively, you can contact us by post at:

Admissions, Cathedral Schools Trust, College Square, Bristol, BS1 5TS, Tel:  0117 353 5080

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, as set out in the determined admission arrangements 2021/22, in order of priority, as follows;

1.  Looked after child/previously looked after child;

2.  Probationer Chorister;

3.  Music Specialism;

4.  Children of Staff;

5.  Children who attend Cathedral Primary School as the named Feeder School;

6.  Children with a sibling on roll at BCCS in Year 7 to 11;

7.  Other children by random allocation living in Bristol postcode areas BS1 to BS16;

8.  All other children by random allocation not living in Bristol postcode areas BS1 to BS16.

We strongly advise parents/carers to read the determined admission arrangements 2021/22 before making an application to the school as well as the documents that are available to view via Guidelines for applying to Year 7 2021

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

Admission to other year groups 2020/21 

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

For further information including the on-line application form for the current 2020/21 academic year please see Admission to Other Year Groups

Sixth Form Admission

For information please see Sixth Form Admission

For further information please contact admissions@cathedralschoolstrust.org