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

Do not visit the school without a pre-arranged appointment.

The school your child has been offered a place at will contact you by telephone, or email, to arrange your child’s start date.

This is to keep pupils and staff safe at schools during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If your child was born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 you need to apply for a new year 7 secondary place. You must apply by 31 October 2021.


Apply online from 12 September 2021 for September 2022 admissions.

Apply for a new year 7 secondary place for Sept 2022

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 secondary application form (pdf, 2.8MB) (opens new window) .  Email it to by 31 October 2021.

Other ways to apply

Fill in and return secondary application form (pdf, 2.8MB) (opens new window)

Application deadlines

Apply by 31 October 2021.

Offers of school places for on time applications will be sent on 1 March 2022.

Applications after 31 October 2021 or changes to current applications after 5 November 2021 will be processed after the initial round of allocations has been completed in March 2022.

The final date and time for making changes to an existing application for the first round of allocations is midnight, 5 November 2021. See change your secondary place application

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your three preferred schools your highest ranked preference school will be offered to you and lower ranked preferences withdrawn.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 (SIF) as well as the Bristol City Council application form for some schools.  Contact the school for their supplementary information form and to find out the date you need to return the form to the school.

•    Bristol Cathedral Choir School: music specialism SIF

•    Bristol Cathedral Choir School: probationer chorister SIF

•    Bristol Cathedral Choir School: children of staff SIF 

•    St Bede's Catholic College website or
      download St Bede’s Catholic College SIF

•    St. Bernadette Catholic Secondary school website or
      download St. Bernadette Catholic Secondary School SIF 

•    St Mary Redcliffe and Temple CE VA Secondary School SIF
•    Trinity Academy music aptitude test SIF 

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 criterion:

•    Blaise High School

•    Oasis Academy, Brightstowe

•    Oasis Academy, Brislington

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 2022.