How to apply for a new year 7 secondary school place.

If your child was born between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012 you need to apply for a new year 7 secondary place. You must apply by 31 October 2022.

Online

Apply online from 12 September 2022 for September 2023 admissions.

Apply for a new year 7 secondary place for Sept 2023 Go to https://parent.bristol.gov.uk/web/portal/pages/parents/admissions (opens new window)

You'll need to register for an account on our Parent Portal. admissions system.

Before you apply

For other year group school places make an In year application

If you're applying for a school place whilst outside the country you can't apply online. You must fill in and return pdf secondary application form (614 KB) .  You can either fill in the form online and email it to school.admissions@bristol.gov.uk by 31 October 2022 or print and return the form by post. 

Other ways to apply

Fill in and return pdf secondary application form (614 KB)

Application deadlines

Apply by 31 October 2022.

Offers of school places for on time applications will be sent on 1 March 2023.

Applications received after 31 October 2022 or changes to current applications after 4 November 2022 will be processed after the initial round of allocations has been completed in March 2023.

The second round of allocations will be in May 2023.

Supplementary information forms

You may need to complete a supplementary information form (SIF) as well as the Bristol City Council application form for some schools. 

Although the deadline for completing the Bristol City Council application form is 31 October 2022, some schools including grammar schools in neighbouring areas may be holding aptitude and attainment tests before this date. See your preferred school's admissions policy for more information.

School preference

You can express a preference for up to three schools in your order of preference from one to three.  All your preferences are considered equally against the schools admission criteria regardless of whether you have put them as preference one, two or three.

If your child qualifies for a place at more than one of your three preferred schools your highest ranked preference school will be offered to you and lower ranked preferences withdrawn.

Your school offer and response

See year 7 secondary school place offer for how and when we'll offer your child a school place. You'll need to respond to this offer by 15 March 2023.

Contact information

School admissions

Bristol City Council (City Hall)
PO Box 3399
Bristol, BS1 9NE

To contact us, fill in our school admissions contact form.

Tel: 0117 903 7694

Opening Hours

Telephones: 9am - 5pm Monday to Thursday and 9am - 4.30pm Friday.