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Secondary School Transition


Apply for a new year 7 secondary school place for September 2019.

If your child was born between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008 you must apply for a new year 7 secondary school entry place.


If you're applying online you'll need to register for an account on our online admissions system when you make your application to apply for a school place.

If you made an online school application before September 2017 you'll need to register again before making an application. This is because of a change in online provider.

Other ways to apply

Fill in and return secondary application form September 2019 (pdf, 794KB)  (opens new window).

Application deadlines 

The final date for making an on time application is midnight on 31 October 2018.  

The final date for making changes to an existing application is  9 November 2018. 

Changes to an application include:

  • Changing the order of school preferences
  • Confirming a change of address
  • Confirming a sibling link at your preferred school(s)

Applications after 31 October 2018  or changes to current applications after 9 November 2018 will be processed after the initial  round of allocations has been completed in March 2019.

The second round of allocations will take place May 2019.  

Information about secondary schools

Before you apply:

For all other year groups  make an In Year Application .

Admission to Colston's Girls' School

Colston's Girls' School no longer operate a non-verbal reasoning test as part of its admission arrangements. You can find admission arrangements for the school page 36 of the guide.

Admission to CST Trinity Academy

Admission to CST Trinity Academy for September 2019 is outside the co-ordinated admissions scheme.  

You can't select it as one of your three preference schools when you make an application.  For admissions information see the Trinity Academy’s website.

If you have any queries contact the academy at admissions@trinityacademybristol.org

Supplementary information forms

You must 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 :

Change of address

The last date that we can accept a change of address is 9 November 2018.  We'll need documentary evidence to confirm your new address.

How we tell you about an offer of a place

Offers for all on-time applications for a secondary school place will be sent by first class post on  1 March 2019. If you applied online we'll also send you an email on 1 March 2019.

Offers for late applications for a year 7 secondary school place will be  sent in writing in May 2019.

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 2019.  You should either:

  • accept the place by logging in to the admissions system and placing a tick in the ‘accept’ box, before clicking send response.
  • 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.

Schools will keep a waiting list at least one term until 31 December 2019.

Timetable for co-ordinated secondary admissions 2018/2019

See timetable for co-ordinated secondary admissions for academic year 2019/20 (word doc, 250KB)  (opens new window) 20