Cathedral

Primary School

College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS

0117 353 2052

admin@cathedralprimaryschool.org

Admissions

 Latest Admissions Information for Reception 2019

Following the outcome of secondary school places on National Offer Day on April 16th, 45 applicants were included on the waiting list. This included those who requested to go on the waiting list, those who changed their preferences and those who applied late (applications received after 15th January 2019 were not included in the first round).

All reception places were offered in accordance with the CPS Admission Arrangements 2019/20 and as part of the coordinated admissions scheme with Bristol City Council. The waiting list was re ranked against the admissions criteria, in order of priority, as well as a fresh round of random allocation. Remaining unsuccessful applicants were drawn randomly and placed on to the waiting list.

Why has my child been unsuccessful in gaining a place at the school?

CPS had 3 places to re offer. 1 place was offered to a child who qualified as a ‘Looked after’ child’ or ‘previously looked after’ child and the 2 remaining places were offered by random allocation.

How have the 60 places been allocated for Reception September 2019?

The Special Educational Needs team at Bristol City Council have not requested any places are reserved for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).  

The 60 places have been allocated as follows;

  • ‘Looked after’ children or ‘previously looked after’ children - 2 places

  • Siblings - 32 places.

  • Son/daughter of CPS member of staff - none.

  • Random allocation - 26 places.

April 16th 2019 - National Offer Day - all offers of a primary school place are made by your home Local Authority not the school.

Your home local authority will endeavour to give you an offer of a school place that is your highest preference based on your choices submitted on the common application form, where there is a place available.

Cathedral Primary School has 60 places available for Reception 2019 entry.

We have received 291 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 September 2019?

The Special Educational Needs team at Bristol City Council have not requested any places are reserved for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).

Therefore, places have been allocated by applying the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements 2019/20 for the 1st round of allocation:

  • 'Looked after' children or 'previously looked after' children - 1 place
  • Siblings - 32 places.
  • Son/daughter of CPS member of staff - none.
  • Random allocation - 27 places.
 What You Need To Do Now

Parents and Carers must reply to offers by May 1st 2019

You should either:

  • accept the place by logging in to the admissions system of your home local authority 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 for example if your child will be attending an independent school.

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.

For information about appealing for Cathedral Primary School please refer to Appeals

 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.
 Admission Arrangements 2020 - 2021

 

Determined Admission arrangements 2020/21  

Cathedral Schools Trust is the admission authority for Cathedral Primary School who have determined (agreed) the admission arrangements for children who will be admitted to the school at the normal point of entry for September 2020.

CPS Determined Admission Arrangements 2020 -2021

 

A report on the on the outcome of the admission consultation for schools within the trust who consulted on their admission arrangements, summarising the responses we received and explaining the decisions reached by the Trust is also attached to this email.  

Admissions Consultation Report

 Visiting Cathedral Primary School
  
PLEASE NOTE:
ALL OF OUR TOURS FOR RECEPTION 2019 HAVE NOW ENDED. TOURS WILL BEGIN AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER 2019 FOR RECEPTION PLACES IN 2020
     
We hold Parent Tours every week between September and January (with a some exceptions), these MUST be booked in advance as places are limited. The tour starts at 9.10am and will be finished by 9.50am. 
For more information please contact us on: admin@cathedralprimaryschool.org 
 In-Year Admissions for 2018 - 2019 Academic Year Only  

 

The following applications will be treated as In-Year Admissions during 2018/19:

  • applications for admission to Reception which are received after 1 September 2018
  • all other applications for admission to Reception to Year 5 (we do not currently have a year 6 class).

Please note we are not currently accepting In-Year Applications for September 2019.

Applications will not be considered in advance of the date the place is required. The in year application form for the 2019/20 academic year will be available from mid July 2019.

Cathedral Primary School is a very oversubscribed school and we do not have any vacancies in any year group. You are welcome to make an application to go onto the waiting list for the relevant year group for the 2018/19 academic year only.

Priority will not be given on the basis of the date an application was added to the list. All applications are ranked in line with the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements. Each time a new applicant is added, the waiting list is re ranked in line with the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements.

Under the School Admissions Code we are unable to give parents/carers any indication as to the likelihood of being able to offer a place and for this reason we are unable to offer individual visits to the school.

Who can apply

Applications will be accepted for children who meet one or more of the following:

  • they are resident in the UK
  • they hold full British Citizen Passports
  • they are from countries whose passports have been endorsed to show that they have the right to abode in this country
  • they are from the European Economic Area (EEA).

Applications for children who do not meet one of the above will not be accepted until the child is in this country.

Applications submitted in previous years do not carry forward into the next academic year.  If you have previously submitted an in year application and were unsuccessful in gaining a place at the school, you will need to submit a new 2018/19 application.

If you wish to make an in year application please complete the online form below. Alternatively, you may request a hard copy from admissions at the school. Please read the admission arrangements before completing an application.

In Year Application Form 2018/19 – click here

Cathedral Primary School Admission Arrangements 2018/19 – click here

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 2018/19 academic year and/or appeal for a school place.

For further information please contact admissions@bristolcathedral.org.uk

 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 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