Bristol Cathedral Choir School offers 10% of the places available to applicants who show an aptitude in music. In order to ensure equal opportunity for all, the school is unable to take into consideration music examinations achieved or teacher references.

If you would like your child to be considered under this criterion, you will need to complete the online music application form by 9am on Monday 23rd September 2019.  

Music Specialism Application Form Year 7 2020 

Please note; children who would like to apply to sit the music aptitude test at both Bristol Cathedral Choir School and Trinity Academy will need to complete two separate application forms. To apply for a music specialism place at Trinity Academy please go to

Applicants will be invited to sit a multiple choice aural (listening) test in music on Monday 30th September 2019 from 5pm.

Highest scoring applicants will be offered a second music aptitude test which will be held in the week commencing 7th October 2019.

It is our aim to advise parents of the outcome of their child's music aptitude test before the closing date for secondary applications on 31st October 2019. This will enable parents to make an informed decision as to whether they want to apply for a place at the school.

For further information including frequently asked questions about music aptitude and about how to apply for a school place please refer to the Guidelines for Applying to year 7 2020.