Primary School

College Square, Bristol BS1 5TS

0117 353 2052

 Reception Admissions 2023


If your child was born between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019, 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 (this is where you pay your council tax).

School Admissions information is available on-line at 

The CAF will be available from mid September and will close by midnight on January 15th 2023. 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 are considered in line with the determined admission arrangements 2023/24.

 Admissions Key Dates
  • Closing date for Reception September 2023 applications -  Sunday 15th January 2023
  • Results of on-time applications for parents/carers - Monday 17th April 2023
  • Deadline for parents to respond to offer - Wednesday 3rd May 2023
 Determination of Admission Arrangements 2024/25

 In line with the School Admissions Code, Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) has determined (agreed) the admission arrangements for the academic year 2024/25. These arrangements are for children who will be admitted to the school at the normal point of entry for September 2024.
Please click on the links below to view the admission arrangements and relevant admission forms.

Cathedral Primary School Admission Arrangements 2024/25

Supplementary Information Form (Staff)

Application for an Out of Year Group/Delayed Reception Start Request

 Admission Arrangements 2023/24

Cathedral Primary School Admission Arrangements 2023/24

Supplementary Information Form (staff criterion)

Application for an Out of Year Group/Delayed Reception Request

To view a report on the outcome of the admission consultation summarising the responses received and explaining the decisions reached for the academic year 2023/24 please click on the link below. 

Consultation Report

 Visiting Cathedral Primary School & Parent Tours
Parent tours are taking place every Monday at 9.15am. The tours should take approximately 30 minutes and places are limited. 
The tours have already started and will run up until and including Monday 9th January. There will be no tours on Monday 24th and 31st October as these are during the half term holiday.

If you would like to attend a tour, please email with the date you'd like to visit and the number of people who will be attending (including children and babies) Please bear in mind that the fewer people attending from one family means more space for other families. 

To view the Virtual Parent Tour that took place in November 2020, please click here
  In-Year Admissions for 2022 - 2023 Academic Year Only 

 An in-year admission means admission to a current year group for a child who is already attending school but wishes to change schools due to relocation or a change in circumstances.  

The following applications will be treated as In-Year Admissions during 2022-2023:

  • Applications for admission to Reception which are received after 1st September 2022 
  • All other applications for admission to Year 1 to Year 6 (late applications for Reception 2022 can still be made via your home local authority until 31st August 2022).

To make an In Year application, please click on the link below.

--- In Year application form 2022/23 ---


For further Admissions information and frequently asked questions, please click on the links below.

Parents/carers have the right of appeal to an independent appeal panel following an unsuccessful application. Please note there are changes to the appeal process due to COVID.

For information about the formal appeal process, please read the documents below;

For further information please contact


For information about appealing please see the guidance on the link below.

CPS In-Year Appeals

For further information please contact: