Admission Arrangements For Schools Not Maintained by the Local Authority 2022 2023

Closes 31 Jan 2021

Opened 19 Oct 2020


Bristol City Council is responsible for determining admission arrangements for all community and voluntary controlled (VC) school in Bristol. 

We are not responsible for decisions made on behalf of other schools including; academies, foundation and voluntary aided schools.  However, in order to support  all maintained Bristol schools who are looking to reach an audience for their consultation we are posting details of other schools' proposed admission arrangements herewith. 

The Local Authority will be consulting on admission arrangements for the 2022/2023 academic year for LA maintained schools in a separate consultation, due to open in November 2019. 

Why we are consulting

The governing bodies of the following schools are consulting on their proposed admission arrangements for the 2022/2023 school year and are inviting comments on their proposals.  Please note, closing dates will vary.

Cathedral Schools Trust -

  • Bristol Cathedral Choir School (BCCS)
  • Cathedral Primary School
  • Headly Park School
  • Stoke Park Primary School
  • Trinity Academy 
  • Victoria Park Primary School

The trust is consulting to clarify information regarding processes.

For Trinity school there are also proposed changes to the oversubscription critiera and inner and outer priorty areas.

Click here for a full summary of changes to the proposed admissions policies

Added to Citizen Space 18th November 2020.  Consultation closes 5th January 2021

Cotham School -

Proposed Changes

1 - To remove the requirement for staff to have been employed for two years before being able to apply for a priority place.

2 – To change the order of priority of staff children and siblings.

Consultation open from 19th October 2020 until 7th December 2020

Any responses to the consultations for these schools should be sent to the individual school concerned, as directed on their website, by the closing date.


  • All Areas


  • Children / Young People
  • Parents, carers and guardians
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Children and young people
  • Faith and religion
  • Education and early years