Secondary admissions

Apply for a new Secondary school year 7 entry place for September 2017

If your child was born between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 you must apply for a new Year 7 Secondary school entry place. 

Apply for a new year 7 entry place after the 31 October 2016 closing date.

You can still apply using our downloadable form . You can't apply online.

Some schools need a supplementary application form (see below).

Your application will be considered as a late application and will be processed after 01 March 2017.

Information about secondary schools

Before you apply:

For all other year groups  make an In Year Application 

Supplementary information forms

You must complete a supplementary information form as well as the Bristol City Council application form for:

How we tell you about an offer of a place

Offers for all on-time applications for a secondary school place were sent by first class post on Wednesday 1 March 2017. If you applied online we also sent you an email on  Wednesday 1 March 2017.

Offers for late applications for a year 7 secondary school place will be sent by first class post in early June 2017.

For security reasons we can't:

  • tell you about an offer by phone
  • send responses to email addresses not provided prior to the offer date
  • send via email if you applied using a paper form.

What to do when you have a school place offer

Parents and carers must reply to offers by 15 March 2017.  You should either:

  • accept the place
  • 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 request new school preferences.
  • not accept the place and advise us that the place is no longer required e.g your child will be attending an independent school.

Waiting lists

If you ask to go on a waiting list for your preferred school your original place offer will be held for you.

You'll need to post back the reply form enclosed with your offer to request to go on a waiting list.

Schools keep a waiting list for at least one term until 31 December 2017.

Waiting list for transfer from Primary to Secondary education in September 2017

Waiting lists are available for the following schools: 

  • Bedminster Down School
  • Bristol Brunel Academy
  • Bristol Free School
  • Bristol Metropolitan Academy
  • Cotham School
  • Fairfield High School
  • Oasis Academy John Williams
  • Redland Green School

To find out your waiting list position:

  • for one of the above schools call 0117 903 7694.
  • for other schools in Bristol, contact the school directly.
  • for schools outside of Bristol, contact the local authority where the school is based.

Appeals

You'll need to return your written grounds of appeal to School Admissions by 5 May 2017 for the following schools:

  • Bedminster Down School
  • Bristol Brunel Academy
  • Bristol Free School
  • Bristol Metropolitan Academy
  • Cotham School
  • Fairfield High School
  • Oasis Academy John Williams
  • Redland Green School

School Admissions (Parkview Campus)
Bristol City Council
PO Box 3176
Bristol
BS3 9SF

For all other schools in Bristol, return your written grounds of appeal to the school.  

For schools outside Bristol,  contact the Local Authority where the school is situated for guidance.

Appeals are held in June 2017.

Allocation statements

How places were allocated for schools that are full for admission to year 7 in September 2017.

Bristol

Bedminster Down School (pdf, 125k) (opens new window) (pdf, 125k) (opens new window)
Bristol Brunel Academy (pdf, 616k) (opens new window) (pdf, 616k) (opens new window)
Bristol Metropolitan Academy  (pdf, 627k) (opens new window) (pdf, 627k) (opens new window)
Bristol Cathedral Choir School  (pdf, 179k) (opens new window) (pdf, 179k) (opens new window)
Bristol Free School (pdf, 235k) (opens new window) (pdf, 235k) (opens new window)
Colstons Girl's School  (pdf, 753k) (opens new window) (pdf, 753k) (opens new window)
Cotham School  (pdf, 125k) (opens new window) (pdf, 125k) (opens new window)
Fairfield High School (pdf, 635k) (opens new window) (pdf, 635k) (opens new window)
Oasis Academy John Williams  (pdf, 125k) (opens new window) (pdf, 125k) (opens new window)
Redland Green School  (pdf, 526k) (opens new window) (pdf, 526k) (opens new window)
Steiner Academy Bristol  (pdf, 367k) (opens new window) (pdf, 367k) (opens new window)
St Bede's Catholic College  (pdf, 400k) (opens new window) (pdf, 400k) (opens new window)
St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School  (pdf, 124k) (opens new window) (pdf, 124k) (opens new window)
St Mary Redcliffe & Temple CE School  (pdf, 21k) (opens new window) (pdf, 21k) (opens new window)

BANES

Beechen Cliff School (pdf, 43k) (opens new window) (pdf, 43k) (opens new window)
Chew Valley School (pdf, 126k) (opens new window) (pdf, 126k) (opens new window)
Hayesfield Girls School (pdf, 153k) (opens new window) (pdf, 153k) (opens new window)
Oldfield School (pdf, 51k) (opens new window) (pdf, 51k) (opens new window)
Ralph Allen School  (pdf, 73k) (opens new window) (pdf, 73k) (opens new window)
St Gregory’s Catholic College (pdf, 121k) (opens new window) (pdf, 121k) (opens new window)
Wellsway School (pdf, 66k) (opens new window) (pdf, 66k) (opens new window)

North Somerset

Backwell School (pdf, 139k) (opens new window) (pdf, 139k) (opens new window)
Gordano School (pdf, 253k) (opens new window) (pdf, 253k) (opens new window)

South Gloucestershire

Abbeywood Community School (pdf, 442k) (opens new window) (pdf, 442k) (opens new window)
Bradley Stoke Community School (pdf, 431k) (opens new window) (pdf, 431k) (opens new window)
Downend School (pdf, 347k) (opens new window) (pdf, 347k) (opens new window)
Hanham Woods Academy (pdf, 467k) (opens new window) (pdf, 467k) (opens new window)
John Cabot Academy (pdf, 284k) (opens new window) (pdf, 284k) (opens new window)
Kings Oak Academy (pdf, 550k) (pdf, 550k) (opens new window)

Second round allocation statements

BANES schools

Beechen Cliff School (pdf, 51k) (opens new window)
Chew Valley School (pdf, 129k) (opens new window)
Hayesfield School (pdf, 157k) (opens new window)
Oldfield School (pdf, 54k) (opens new window)
Wellsway School (pdf, 69k) (opens new window)

Bristol schools

Ashton Park School (pdf, 124k) (opens new window)
Bedminster Down (pdf, 127k) (opens new window)
Bristol Brunel Academy (pdf, 621k) (opens new window)
Bristol Cathedral Choir School (pdf, 179k) (opens new window)
Bristol Metropolitan Academy (pdf, 635k) (opens new window)
Bristol Free School (pdf, 448k) (opens new window)
Cotham School (pdf, 68k) (opens new window)
Fairfield High School (pdf, 620k) (opens new window)
Oasis Academy John Williams (pdf, 128k) (opens new window)
Redland Green School (pdf, 535k) (opens new window)
St Bernadette Catholic Secondary School (pdf, 127k) (opens new window)
St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School (pdf, 24k) (opens new window)

South Gloucestershire

Abbeywood Community School (pdf, 190k) (opens new window)
Bradley Stoke Community School (pdf, 218k) (opens new window)
Downend School (pdf, 257k) (opens new window)
Hanham Woods (pdf, 310k) (opens new window)
John Cabot School (pdf, 293k) (opens new window)
Kings Oak Academy (pdf, 276k) (opens new window)

Timetable for co-ordinated secondary admissions for academic Year 2017/2018

See timetable for co-ordinated Secondary admissions for academic year 2017/2018