Cathedral

Primary School

College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS

0117 353 2052

admin@cathedralprimaryschool.org

Admissions

 Consultation on 2020/2021 Admission Arrangements

 

Cathedral Primary School (CPS), as part of the Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) is now consulting on the proposed admission arrangements for the academic year 2020/21. The consultation process will run for a six week period from 12th November 2018 to 7th January 2019.

The main changes to the admission arrangements are as follows:

To amend the sibling criterion for a CPS applicant. An applicant who has an older sibling on roll at Bristol Cathedral Choir School will no longer qualify for a place under this criterion. However, they will qualify for a place if the sibling is on roll at Cathedral Primary School.

To reduce the postcodes of the catchment area or area of prime responsibility to BS1 to BS16. This is to better support the needs of Bristol children seeking school places in Bristol schools. Random allocation will be used as a tie-break to decide the remainder of the places from any of the Bristol postcode areas from BS1 to BS16. In the event of any places still available these will be allocated by random allocation to those applicants living outside of the BS1 to BS16 postcode areas.

A number of other changes have been made to the wording of the policy to improve clarity and ensure it is compliant with applicable legislation. Full details of the changes can be viewed by reading the draft admission arrangements at the link below:

 

The consultation is open until 7th January 2019. If you would like to comment on the proposed admission arrangements or have any queries please put them in writing, and send to:

Mrs J Turner - Admissions Officer, Cathedral Schools Trust

Email: consultation@cathedralschoolstrust.org

Cathedral Schools Trust

College Square

Bristol

BS1 5TS

 

Kind regards

Mrs Juliet Turner

Admissions Officer

 Reception Places 2019

 

If your child was born between 1st September 2014 and 31st August 2015, you must apply for a new Reception school place.

All applications for Cathedral Primary School are made on the Common Application Form (CAF) via your home local authority (where you pay your council tax).

The CAF will be available from mid September and will close on January 15th 2019. It is NOT necessary to complete any supplementary information forms (SIF) if you wish to choose Cathedral Primary School as a preference of primary school for your child.

All applications for places at Cathedral Primary School are considered against the over-subscription criteria as set out in the admission arrangements 2019/20.

 Admission Arrangements for 2019-2020

 

Cathedral Primary School Governors, as part of Cathedral Schools Trust have determined (agreed) the Admission Arrangements for children who will be admitted to the school at the normal point of entry for September 2019.

CPS admission arrangements 2019/20 can be viewed here.


2019-2020 Determined Admission Arrangements 

 Visiting Cathedral Primary School
  
PLEASE NOTE - ALL OUR TOURS ARE NOW FULL. PLEASE EMAIL THE SCHOOL OFFICE IF YOU WISH TO BE PLACED ON A WAITING LIST. 
     
We will be holding Parent Tours every Wednesday morning from September to January (with a some exceptions), these MUST be booked in advance. The tours starts at 9.10am and will be finished by 9.50am. Please let us know which Wednesday you would like to book and how many of you will be attending as we only have limited places. 
You can contact us on: admin@cathedralprimaryschool.org 
 Key Dates for Admissions - 2018-2019

 

12th September 2018

  • Common application form (CAF) opens via your home local authority

15th January 2019

  • Closing date for all applications via the CAF.

16th April 2019

  • Offers of a primary/infant school place made to parents/carers resident in Bristol will be sent by first class post. If you applied online you will also be sent an email on the 16 April 2018.

By 1st May 2019

  • Parents and carers to respond to the offer of a school place

From late June/early July 2019

  • Appeals will take place.
 Admissions FAQ

 

1. How do I apply for a Reception place for my child for September 2019?

  • Complete the common application form (CAF) via your home local authority by the specified deadline selecting Cathedral Primary School as a preference. It is not necessary to complete any supplementary information forms to the school.

2. Will Cathedral Primary School know my preference choices on the CAF?

  • No. Cathedral Primary School will not know the preference choices of primary schools made by parents/carers to their home local authority, including where parents/carers have placed CPS on the form. Only the local authority knows this.
  • The local authority will endeavour to offer you a primary school place at your highest preference where there is a place available. Remember your highest preference may not be your first preference.

3. When will I know if my child has been offered a place?

  • Offers of places for September 2019 are made by your home local authority on 16th April 2019, which is the national offer date for primary school places.

4. Does gaining a place at Cathedral Primary School give my child a higher priority for a place at Bristol Cathedral Choir School (BCCS) in the future?

  • Under the School Admissions Code, School Governors are only able to consult on admission arrangements for the academic year 2020/2021 from October 2018. It is hoped that BCCS Governors will name CPS as a feeder school for BCCS but no place can be guaranteed.

5. What is the catchment area?

  • All applications for places are considered under the published admissions criteria, in order of priority, including random allocation to those living in the following postcodes; BS1 to BS49.

6. Do I need to go to church to get a place for my child?

  • No. The CPS admission arrangements do not have a faith-based criterion. We accept applications from families of all faiths and none.

7. Does my child have to be good at music to secure a place?

  • No. Music will be important in the life of the school, but the CPS admission arrangements do not have a music-based criterion.

8. Is distance from the school a factor in gaining a place?

  • No. Proximity to the school is not an oversubscription criteria. All applications for places are considered against the published admissions criteria.

9. If I have a child at Bristol Cathedral Choir School or Cathedral Primary School, will his/her younger sibling have priority for a place at Cathedral Primary School?

  • Your child will be eligible for a place under the sibling criterion if, on the date of application and admission, they have a sibling on roll at CPS or BCCS.
 Admissions To Other Years

Please read the Admission Arrangements 2018-2019 before making an application to the school.

Click to view: 2018-2019 Determined Admission Arrangements

In-Year Admission for 2018/2019 academic year only

Cathedral Primary School is an oversubscribed school. We do not have any vacancies in any year group but  You are welcome to make an application to go onto the waiting list for the relevant year group for the 2018/2019 academic year only.

Waiting lists are open for any parent/carer to add their child at any time and are ranked in line with the over-subscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements. Each time a new applicant joins, the waiting list is re ranked in line with the over-subscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements.

Under the School Admissions Code we are unable to give you any indication as to the likelihood of being able to offer a place.

If you wish to make an In-Year Application, please complete the online application form below. Alternatively, you may request a hard copy from Admissions at the school. This online form IS NOT for Reception applications for September 2019 entry.

On receipt of your application we will write to you on behalf of the Governors with the outcome of your application. If we are unable to offer you a school place, you will have the opportunity to request to go on the waiting list for the duration of the 2018/2019 academic year and/or appeal for a school place.

In Year Application Form 2018/19 – click here

If you require more information please contact the Admissions Officer, Cathedral Schools Trust on 0117 353 5016 or admissions@bristolcathedral.org.uk  

 Admissions Information for Reception 2018

Cathedral Primary School has 60 places available for reception 2018 entry. We have received 284 on-time applications for the 60 places available and therefore we are unable to offer places to every applicant who applied.

How have the 60 places been allocated for Reception 2018

The Special Educational Needs team at Bristol City Council has requested no places are reserved for children with a Statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Therefore, all places have been allocated by applying the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements 2018 for the 1st round of allocation:

‘Looked After’ children or ‘Previously Looked After’ children (none).

Siblings (23 places).

Son/daughter of CPS member of staff (none).

Randomly allocated (37 places)

Waiting lists

If you ask to go on a waiting list for any of your preferred schools, the original place offer will be held for you. Cathedral Primary School maintains its own waiting list and this is ranked against the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority as set out in the published admission arrangements 2018/19.

Please refer to the School Admissions website of your home local authority, e.g. Bristol City Council, South Glos, North Somerset for information about primary admissions.

 2nd ROUND ALLOCATION STATEMENT FOR ENTRY TO RECEPTION 2018

Following the outcome of the first round allocation of places, 30 applicants were considered for a place in the 2nd round of allocation from the waiting list. CPS had places to re-offer.

The school remains oversubscribed; the waiting list was re ranked in line with the oversubscription criteria, in order, as set out in the admission arrangements 2018/2019 to reallocate these places.

The second round was made using a fresh round of random allocation and supervised by an independent person. Remaining unsuccessful applicants were drawn randomly and placed on to the waiting list.

The allocation of places is as follows:

0 places have been reserved at the request of the SEN team for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

  • ‘Looked after’ children or ‘previously looked after’ children (none).                                                                      
  • Siblings (23 places).
  • Son/daughter of BCCS members of staff (none).
  • Randomly allocated (37) places)

CPS maintains its own waiting list which will remain open for the whole academic year 2018/19 and is open for any parent/carer to add their child at any time.

The waiting list will be re ranked in line with the oversubscription criteria each time a new child joins the list.  

 Appeals

For information on Appeals, please go to our Appeals page under 'About Us'.

 Click on the links below to view our Admission Arrangements

2019-2020 Determined Admission Arrangements  

2018-2019 Determined Admission Arrangements