Reception Admissions 2024

Applications for Reception 2024 are now open. If your child was born between 1 September 2019 and 31 August 2020 you need to apply for a new reception school place to your home local authority.

 - Application deadline is the 15th January 2024

Offers of school places for on time applications will be sent on 16 April 2024.

The second round of allocations will be in May 2024.

For more information and to apply online (if you are in the Bristol Local Authority), please click here...

 Admissions Key Dates


 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

 Visiting Cathedral Primary School & Parent Tours


Parent tours have now ended for Reception 2024 places. If you were unable to book a place please do look at our website and class pages for a good feel of life at CPS. 
Don't forget, the closing date for Reception 2024 applications is Monday 15th January. 
If you have any further queries, please contact: 
Reception and Year 1 are temporarily located in our Brandon Hill site for one academic year. To find out why we are using this building, please click here...
The address of the Brandon Hill site is:
- Cathedral Primary School, Brandon Hill Site
- Queens Parade
- Brandon Hill
- BS1 5XJ
To view the Virtual Parent Tour that took place in November 2020, please click here
 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

In-Year Admissions for 2023-2024 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 2023-2024:

  • Applications for admission to Reception which are received after 1st September 2023 
  • 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 From 2023-2024 Apply Online

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: