Thank you for considering attending one of our Open Events. These are designed for parents/carers and children considering applying for a Year 7 place commencing September 2023. Bristol Cathedral Choir School will hold two open events on the following dates:

Please click here to sign up for one of our Open Events

Whilst we are keen to re-open our site to prospective students and their families, we want to ensure that we manage numbers of visitors, so that we can ensure a high quality experience. This means that all events will be ticketed for a maximum of 180 visitors per session, with 3 bookable sessions per evening at 4:30, 5:30 or 6:30. The experience will include an introduction to our school from the Headteacher and a short tour of the site, conducted by experienced staff and existing students. In aggregate this will last approximately 50 minutes. We recognise that this is a more restrictive experience than we have previously provided, but it will include a selection of open classrooms celebrating student learning and access to members of our Learning Support team.

Therefore, in order to allow as many families the opportunity to attend we urge you to visit with up to 2 parents/carers and Year 6 child(ren) only. You will need a ticket for each member of your family.

Booking is essential to attend one of these Open Events.

NOTE REGARDING PARKING: there is no car parking on the school site or on College Square. For the safety of all please do not drive into College Square. Click here to find the nearest available parking.

A recording of the Head of School's Presentation from last year, 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 - Booking is essential. Please follow this link to book.

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.