Welcome to the Bristol Cathedral Choir School admissions pages.

Determined Admission arrangements 2020/21

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 2020.

To view the admission arrangements and the report on the outcomes of the admission consultation summarising the responses we received and explaining the decisions reached by the Trust, please click on the links below;

Admissions Consultation Report can be viewed here

BCCS determined admission arrangements 2020/21 can be viewed here

BCCS Post 16 determined admission arrangements 2020/21 can be viewed here

Year 7 2020 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 2019.

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 1360 on time applications for year 7 2019 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.

BCCS determined admission arrangements 2020/21 can be viewed here

We also advise parents/carers to come and visit us during one of our open events, details of which can be found on the Open Event Information for Year 7 2020 Entry page. 

In Year Applications 

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 2019/20 academic year please see In Year Admissions

For further information please contact