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Applying to Secondary School

If your child was born between 1st September 2011 and 31st August 2012 (current Yr 6) your application for a school place is due by 31st October 2022.

How do I apply for a secondary school place?

The Bristol City Council website gives all the details on how and when to apply:
You will find information about each school, along with their admissions policy and over-subscription criteria here: 
There are different types of school - church schools, foundation schools, academies, Free Schools and community secondaries - the admissions policy might be different for each school you put as a preference so it's important to check this carefully.
Some schools require their own forms to be completed as well as the common application form.  Make sure you check if this applies to the school(s) you are interested in.
Visit the schools.  All schools hold open days so look at their websites for details.
Wed 14thMerchants Academy
Thurs 15th

John Cabot Academy

Bristol Cathedral Choir School

Mon 19thBristol Met Academy
Tues 20thRedland Green
Wed 21st

St Mary Redcliffe

Bedminster Down School Oasis John Williams

Thurs 22nd

Ashton Park School Fairfield High School Oasis Brislington

Bristol Cathedral Choir School

Wed 28thSt Bernadettes

Thurs 29th

Bristol Brunel Academy
A school's prospectus and its website are useful sources of information.
You can name up to three school preferences.  We advise you to name more than one school.
You can see which schools Hillcrest children went on to last year in the graph below.

It's easiest to apply on line. 

Make sure you apply on time.
The deadline is midnight on 31st October 2022
Why apply on line?
The system helps you by checking for errors.
There is no risk that your application will be lost in the post.
It is quick and easy to do.
You will get an immediate email confirming that your application has been received.
You will receive email notification of the outcome of your application on the same day as the offer letters are posted.
The system is available 24 hours a day until the final submission time of midnight on 31st October 2022.
School Admissions (Romney House)
Bristol City Council
PO Box 3176
Tel:      0117 9037694
Fax:     0117 9037701
(Information taken from BCC flyer)


Visit the St Bernadette's website here