Bristol Cathedral Choir School held two open events on the following dates:



These were designed for parents/carers and children considering applying for a Year 7 place commencing September 2023.

A recording of the Head of School's Presentation from the 22nd September open event, together with a collection of virtual introductions to subjects at BCCS, is available to view here.



Please see below for the key upcoming dates in regards to admissions

June 2022

To find out more about music opportunities at BCCS and applying for a music specialism place please view the Music Specialism Presentation and read the following guide:

How to apply for a Music Specialism Place

Thursday 15th and Thursday 22nd September 2022

Open Events

Monday 26th September 2022 at 9am

Closing date for Music Specialism applications.

By end of September 2022

Music Aptitude invitations will be sent via email

Children applying to both BCCS and Trinity Academy will sit the Music Aptitude Test at Trinity Academy this year. 

Saturday 1st October 2022

Music Aptitude Test takes place at Trinity Academy, Lockleaze, Bristol, BS7 9BY (

Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th October 2022

2nd Music Aptitude Test by invitation only.

31st October 2022

Closing date for secondary transfer applications.

1st March 2023

Offers will be sent to parents/carers by the home local authority.

June 2023

Appeals will be heard by an Independent Appeal Panel administered by Democratic Services at Bristol City Council on behalf of the school.

Latest admissions information for Year 7 2023

Respond to a Year 7 secondary school offer

Please note offers are made by your home local authority and not the school.

Information about how places have been allocated at Bristol Cathedral Choir School 

Link to First Round Allocation Statement

Information about appealing - Link to Appeal Information Year 7 2023

What to do when you have a new Year 7 secondary school place offer and when you need to do it

You must reply to your home local authority by 15th March 2023 when receiving an offer for a new Year 7 secondary school place offer.

If you Applied online

If you applied online you’ll get an email with a link to log on to the Parent Portal. When you have logged in you should either:

  • accept the place by placing a tick in the ‘accept’ box, before clicking send response.
  • 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 tell your local authority that the place is no longer needed for example if your child will be attending an independent school.
  • not accept the place and request new school preferences, all changes must be made in writing to your home local authority.

If you applied by post your offer letter will include a form for you to indicate what you want to do which you must fill in and return.

Bristol residents can find out more information here;

Non-Bristol residents can find out more via their home Local Authority.

For further information please contact