Determination of Admission Arrangements 2023/24
In line with the School Admissions Code, Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) has determined (agreed) the admission arrangements for the academic year 2023/24 for all schools within the Trust including Bristol Cathedral Choir School. These arrangements are for children who will be admitted to the school at the normal point of entry for September 2023.
Please click on the links below to view the determined admission arrangements and relevant admission forms.
Consultation Report 2023/24
To view a report on the outcome of the admission consultation summarising the responses received and explaining the decisions reached for the academic year 2023/24 - click on the link to Consultation Report
Variations to our Admission Arrangements effective from 1st September 2021
In line with the introduction of the new School Admissions Code in September 2021, schools which are their own Admission Authorities have been required to put specific variations in place to previously determined admission arrangements for 2021/22 and 2022/23.
These relate to the definition of looked after and previously looked after children (children in care/previously in care whether in England or elsewhere), the definition of 'Home', in year admission procedures and how distance is measured.
These variations were determined for use by Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) who is the admission authority. You can view the Admission Arrangements for 2021/22 and 2022/23 by following the links below:
Consultation Report 2022/23
To view a report on the outcomes of the admission consultation for all trust schools summarising the responses we received and explaining the decisions reached for each school - link to Consultation Report
To view the determined admission arrangements for all schools - link to Admissions Cathedral Schools Trust
Year 7 2022 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 2021.
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 1275 on time applications for Year 7 2021 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 admission arrangements 2022/23, in order of priority, as follows;
1. Child in care/previously in care;
2. Probationer Chorister;
3. Music Specialism;
4. Children of Staff;
5. Children who attend Cathedral Primary School as the named Feeder School;
6. Children who, on the date of admission, will have a sibling on roll at BCCS (11-16 provision);
7. Other children by random allocation living in Bristol postcode areas BS1 to BS16;
8. Other children by random allocation not living in Bristol postcode areas BS1 to BS16.
We strongly advise parents/carers to read the admission arrangements 2022/23 before making an application to the school as well as the documents that are available to view via Guidelines for applying to Year 7 2022
Places for our Sixth Form open events are available below:
Yrs 7 - 11 BCCS open events have taken place.
If you were unable to attend an open event, a recording of the Head of School's Presentation, together with a collection of virtual introductions to subjects at BCCS is available to view here.
Admission to other year groups 2021/22
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 2021/22 academic year please see Admission to Other Year Groups
Sixth Form Admission
For information please see Sixth Form Admission
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