Latest admissions information for Year 7 2020

Monday 2nd March 2020 Offers of a school place will be sent to parents and carers from your home local authority.

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

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.

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

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.

Allocation Statement for 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? 

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 (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).

For information about Appealing please click here