Due to the current COVID-19 situation we are uncertain whether we will be able to offer open events in the usual way. We will continue to monitor government guidelines regarding social distancing, large gatherings and of course, school closures and will update the website with details as to what is feasible in due course.

Due to overwhelming demand at our open events in previous years, we may operate a booking system this year. Please check this page regularly for any updates. Please note we are unable to offer individual tours of the school.

Open Events are an opportunity for prospective parents/carers and children to visit the school. 

A presentation from the Head of School, Mr Paul Atkins will be held on a rolling basis throughout the event and you will be offered a tour of the school from current students and/or a member of staff.

You are welcome to arrive/depart at any point during the advertised times but please allow time to be offered a tour. All events will start in the Cresswell Centre, Bristol Cathedral Choir School, College Square, Bristol, BS1 5TS

There is no car parking on the school site, please use the following link for the nearest car parks; Parking


Monday 29th June 2020

Music Information Event 4.30pm - 5.30pm

For prospective children and parents interested in applying for a music specialism place for Year 7 2021

BCCS, College Square, Bristol, BS1 5TS

Saturday 19th September 2020 

Open Event 9am - 12.30pm

BCCS, College Square, Bristol, BS1 5TS

Thursday 24th September 2020 

Open Event 5pm - 7.30pm

BCCS, College Square, Bristol, BS1 5TS

Monday 28th September 2020 at 9am

Closing date for music specialism applications.

Monday 28th September 2020

Music aptitude test invitations will be sent via email. Children applying to both BCCS and Trinity Academy will sit the music aptitude test at BCCS. The results of which will be sent to Trinity Academy

Wednesday 30th September 2020*

Music aptitude test takes place at BCCS, College Square, Bristol, BS1 5TS

*The date of the test will be dependent on circumstances at the time due to COVID-19 and whether we are able to carry out assessment tests with a lot of children in one room. If we need to make alternative arrangements the test will take place on Saturday 3rd October 2020 - please make a note of both dates in your diary and we will confirm nearer the time.

Saturday 3rd October 2020*

*Alternative date for the music aptitude test and will be dependent on circumstances at the time.

7th/8th/9th October 2020

2nd music aptitude test by invitation only.

31st October 2020

Closing date for secondary transfer applications.

1st March 2021

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

June 2021

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