Latest admissions information for Year 7 2020

Key Dates for Year 7 2020

Please note due to the current COVID-19 situation we are uncertain whether we will be able to offer the induction evening for parents or the transition day for Year 6 students on the scheduled dates. We will continue to monitor government guidelines regarding social distancing, large gatherings and of course school closures and will contact parents/carers with details as to what is feasible in due course.

Sunday 1st March  2020 

National Offer Day for Secondary Applications

As school is closed until further notice if your child has been offered a place please return all pupil registration forms via email to admissions@cathedralschoolstrust.org

Monday 29th June 2020

Induction Evening for parents/carers - this will be held remotely via Zoom at 6pm. Parents/carers will receive an invitation how to access the meeting.

Thursday 2nd July 2020

City wide Transition Day for Year 6 students - CANCELLED

Monday 24th August 2020

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Monday 31st August 2020

 

Zoom House Leader Meetings take place  

We are inviting you to meet your House Leader in a Zoom meeting at the end of August. This will be an opportunity to hear more about the arrangements for the beginning of term. Details of these are below - the invite to attend will be put on the website. Link details to follow shortly.

Deans             Monday 24th August       6.00pm        Video Link

Bishops          Tuesday 25th August       6.00pm        Video Link

Canons           Wednesday 26th August  6.00pm       Video Link

Priors              Friday 28th August         6.00pm         Video Link

Abbots            Monday 31st August       6.00pm        Video LInk

Friday 4th September 2020

Induction for Year 7 students  - Day 1

8.40am - 12.15pm

Tuesday 8th September 2020  

Induction for Year 7 students  - Day 2

8.40am - 12.15pm

Wednesday 9th September 2020

Term 1 begins for all students

8.35am

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

Bristol residents can find out more information here; https://www.bristol.gov.uk/schools-learning-early-years/school-admissions

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

You must reply to your home local authority by 16 March 2020 when receiving an offer for a new year 7 secondary school place offer.

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 us 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 council*

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.

3rd  Round Allocation Statement for Year 7 2020

Following the 2nd round allocation, BCCS had 4 places to re offer from the waiting list.  There were 197 children on the waiting list. All places were allocated by random allocation from children living within the Bristol postcode areas BS1 to BS16.

How have the 150 places been allocated in the 3rd round for year 7 2020? 

Information correct as of 20th July 2020.

14 places have been reserved at the request of the Bristol SEN team for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The remaining 136 places have been allocated by applying the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements 2020/21 for the 1st round of allocation (a full copy of the admission arrangements is available to view on the school website).

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children (18 places).
  2. Probationer Chorister (8 places).
  3. Music Specialists (15 places).
  4. Children of staff (0 places).
  5. Children on roll at Cathedral Primary School (24 places).
  6. Children with a sibling(s) on roll at Bristol Cathedral Choir School (53 places).
  7. Children by random allocation who live in Bristol postcode areas BS1 to BS16 (18 places).
  8. Children by random allocation who live outside Bristol postcode areas BS1 to BS16 (0 places).

2nd Round Allocation Statement for Year 7 2020

Following the outcome of secondary school places on National Offer Day on March 1st, 268 applicants were included on the waiting list. This included those who requested to go on the waiting list, those who changed their preferences and those who applied late (applications received after 31st October 2019 were not included in the first round).

All year 7 places were offered in accordance with the BCCS admission arrangements 2020/21 and as part of the coordinated admissions scheme with Bristol City Council. The waiting list was re ranked against the admissions criteria, in order of priority, which included a fresh round of random allocation. Remaining unsuccessful applicants were drawn randomly and placed on to the waiting list. 

Why has my child been unsuccessful in gaining a place at BCCS in the 2nd round of allocation?

BCCS had 5 places to re-offer. 1 place was offered to a child who qualified as a ‘looked after’ child’ or ‘previously looked after’ child, 1 place was offered to a child who qualified as feeder school, 1 place was offered to a child who qualified as a sibling and the remaining 2 places were offered by random allocation.

How have the 150 places been allocated in the 2nd round for year 7 2020? 

Information correct as of 27th April 2020.

11 places have been reserved at the request of the Bristol SEN team for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The remaining 139 places have been allocated by applying the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements 2020/21 for the 1st round of allocation (a full copy of the admission arrangements is available to view on the school website).

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children (21 places).
  2. Probationer Chorister (8 places).
  3. Music Specialists (15 places).
  4. Children of staff (0 places).
  5. Children on roll at Cathedral Primary School as the feeder school (24 places).
  6. Children with a sibling(s) on roll at Bristol Cathedral Choir School (54 places).
  7. Children by random allocation who live in Bristol postcode areas BS1 to BS16 (17 places).
  8. Children by random allocation who live outside Bristol postcode areas BS1 to BS16 (0 places).

First Round Allocation Statement Year 7 2020

Why has my child been unsuccessful in gaining a place at BCCS?

Bristol Cathedral Choir School (BCCS) has an admission number of 150 and has received 1331 on time applications for the academic year 2020/21. All 150 places have been offered in accordance with the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements 2020/21.

How have the 150 places been allocated for year 7 2020? 

Information correct as of 1st March 2020

13 places have been reserved at the request of the SEN team for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).  The remaining 137 places have been allocated by applying the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements 2020/21 for the 1st round of allocation (a full copy of the admission arrangements is available to view on the school website): 

  1. Looked after children and previously looked after children (20 places).
  2. Probationer Chorister (8 places).
  3. Music Specialists (15 places).
  4. Children of staff (0 places).
  5. Children on roll at Cathedral Primary School as the feeder school (24 places).
  6. Children with a sibling(s) on roll at Bristol Cathedral Choir School (53 places).
  7. Children by random allocation who live in Bristol postcode areas BS1 to BS16 (17 places).
  8. Children by random allocation who live outside Bristol postcode areas BS1 to BS16 (0 places).

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