Apply for a new secondary school year 7 place

Apply for a new secondary school year 7 place

How to apply for a new year 7 secondary school place

If your child was born between 1 September 2008 and 31 August 2009 you need to apply for a new year 7 secondary place


Apply for new year 7 secondary place for Sept 2020

To apply online you'll need to register for an account on our Parent Portal admissions system. You’ll get an email confirmation of your application.

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 the secondary application form and email it to school admissions by 31 October 2019.

Other ways to apply

Fill in and return secondary application form September 2020.

If you send a stamped self addressed envelope with your application we'll return it to you as confirmation of your application.

Application deadlines 

The final date and time for making an on time application was midnight on 31 October 2019.

The final date to make changes to an application that was made by 31 October 2019  was 8 November 2019. See change your secondary place application

Offers of school places for on time applications will be sent on 2 March 2020.

Applications after 31 October 2019 or changes to current applications after 8 November 2019 will be processed after the initial round of allocations has been completed in March 2020.

The second round of allocations will be in May 2020

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your three preferred schools your highest ranked preference school will be offered to you and lower ranked preferences withdrawn.

Supplementary information forms

You may need to complete a supplementary information form as well as the Bristol City Council application form for some schools.  Contact these schools for their supplementary information form and to find out the date you need to return the form to the school.

Exceptional medical and social needs

The following schools have exceptional medical and social needs as part of their admissions policy.  Read the schools admissions policy for details of how to apply under this criteria:

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 16 March 2020.