You can now apply for a Year 7 secondary school place for September 2017.
You should only apply for a Year 7 place for September 2017 to Bristol City Council if you live in Bristol and pay your Council Tax to Bristol City Council.
If you want to transfer to a school outside your local authority you should still apply to the local authority that you live in.
You can apply for any state school in England both in and outside your local area.
You can check your local authority on check your local council.
If your child was born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 you must apply for a new Year 7 secondary school place. Applications must be received by us by 31 October 2016.
For other year groups you should make an In Year application
Find out about studio schools and university technical colleges, which offer practical and academic learning for 14 to 19 year olds.
Information about secondary schools
Before applying for a new Year 7 secondary school place you should read the following information:
- Guide for Parents and Carers on applying for a Secondary school place for the school year 2017/18 (pdf, 4.5MB) (opens new window) provides essential information on the different types of school and how to apply.
- You can enter your postcode into our useful application to find your nearest schools
- You can make arrangements to visit schools. Their set open days are in September and early October.
- See our A to Z list of Bristol secondary schools (pdf, 1.9MB) (opens new window)
If you're applying to any of the schools below you must complete their supplementary information form:
Bristol Cathedral Choir School supplementary form
Colston’s Girls’ School supplementary form
St. Bede’s Catholic School supplementary form (pdf, 371k) (opens new window)
St. Bernadette Catholic Secondary School supplementary form (pdf, 174k) (opens new window)
St. Mary Redcliffe & Temple CE School supplementary form (pdf, 210k) (opens new window)
This is in addition to the completion of a Common Application Form (CAF) which all applicants must complete.
Timetable for co-ordinated secondary admissions for academic year 2017/2018
For the timetable for co-ordinated secondary admissions for academic year 2017/2018 please see the document ‘Co-ordinated Secondary Scheme Scheme 2017/18’ in the Downloadable Files section of the Admission Arrangements page on this website.