Latest information for Year 7 2020

Monday 2nd March 2020 Offers of a school place will be sent to parents and carers from your home Local Authority. 

Bristol residents can find out more information here; https://www.bristol.gov.uk/schools-learning-early-years/school-admissions

Non Bristol residents can find out more via their home Local Authority.

Respond to a year 7 secondary school offer
What to do when you have a new year 7 secondary school place offer and when you need to do it

You must reply to your home local authority by 16 March 2020 when receiving an offer for a new year 7 secondary school place offer.

Applied online
If you applied online you’ll get an email with a link to log on to the Parent Portal. When you have logged in you should either:

accept the place by 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 tell us that the place is no longer needed for example if your child will be attending an independent school
not accept the place and request new school preferences, all changes must be made in writing to your home council*

If you applied by post your offer letter will include a form for you to indicate what you want to do which you must fill in and return.

3rd ROUND ALLOCATION STATEMENT FOR ENTRY TO YEAR 7 2020 

Following the outcome of secondary school places on National Offer Day on March 1st and the second round allocation, 35 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 after the second round allocation had taken place.

All year 7 places were offered in accordance with the Trinity Academy admission arrangements 2020/21 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, which included 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 Trinity Academy in the 3rd round of allocation?

Trinity had 10 places to re-offer. 3 places were offered by random allocation to children under criterion 5a of the admissions arrangements, 4 places were offered to children under criterion 5b of the admissions arrangements and the remaining 3 places were offered by random allocation under criterion 6 of the admission arrangements.

How have the 120 places been allocated in the 3rd round for year 7 2020? 

Information correct as of 20th July 2020.

2 places have been reserved at the request of the SEN team for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The remaining 118 places have been allocated by applying the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements 2020/21 for the 3rdt round of allocation (a full copy of the admission arrangements is available to view on the school website): 

  • ‘Looked after’ children or ‘previously looked after’ children (3 places). 
  • Feeder School (21 places).
  • Siblings (2 places
  • Music Specialists (12 places). 
  • Inner Priority  Area (20 places)
  • Outer Priority Area (41 places)
  • Out of Priority Area (19 places)


2nd Round Allocation for entry to Year 7 2020

Following the outcome of secondary school places on National Offer Day on March 1st, 48 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 31st October 2019 were not included in the first round).

All year 7 places were offered in accordance with the Trinity Academy admission arrangements 2020/21 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, which included 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 Trinity Academy in the 2nd round of allocation?

Trinity had 4 places to re-offer. 1 place was offered to a child who qualified as feeder school, the remaining 3 places were offered by random allocation under criterion 5b of the admission arrangements.

How have the 120 places been allocated in the 2nd round for year 7 2020? 

Information correct as of 27th April 2020

2 places have been reserved at the request of the SEN team for children with an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP). The remaining 118 places have been allocated by applying the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements 2020/21 for the 1st round of allocation (a full copy of the admission arrangements is available to view on the school website): 

  • ‘Looked after’ children or ‘previously looked after’ children (3 places). 
  • Feeder School (23 places).
  • Siblings (3 places
  • Music Specialists (12 places). 
  • Inner Priority  Area (19 places)
  • Outer Priority Area (39 places)
  • Out of Priority Area (19 places)

First Round Allocation Year 7 2020

Why has my child been unsuccessful in gaining a place at Trinity Academy?

Trinity Academy has received 314 on-time applications for the 120 places available and is therefore unable to offer places to every applicant who applied. 

How have the 120 places been allocated for year 7 2020?

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

The remaining 117 places have been allocated by applying the oversubscription criteria, in order of priority, as set out in the published admission arrangements 2020/21 for the 1st round of allocation: 

  • ‘Looked after’ children or ‘previously looked after’ children (3 places). 
  • Feeder School (23 places).
  • Siblings (3 places
  • Music Specialists (12 places). 
  • Inner Priority  Area (19 places)
  • Outer Priority Area (38 places)
  • Out of Priority Area (19 places)

Appeals Information - Year 7 September 2020

As a parent/carer you have expressed a preference to your home local authority regarding the school you would like your child to attend. However, if the year group applied for is oversubscribed and has reached its published admission number (PAN), the admission authority may not be able to meet your preference. Compliance with your preference would “prejudice the provision of efficient education or the efficient use of resources” at the school. Under the Education Act a parent/carer has the right to appeal against the decision to refuse their child a place at a school for which they have applied for.

Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on appeals

Please note there are changes to the admission appeals regulations during the coronavirus outbreak.

To view the updated guidance notes click here

To view the Year 7 2020 Appeal Guidance notes click here

To download an Appeal pro forma click here

Parents should submit Year 7 2020 appeal forms by Friday 1st May to the Admissions Officer, c/o Cathedral Schools Trust, College Square, Bristol, BS1 5TS. As the school is now closed until further notice please submit appeal forms via email to admissions@trinityacademybristol.org 

Year 7 appeals will be heard from week commencing Thursday 25th/Friday 26th June 2020. You will be advised of any changes to these dates as appropriate.

For further information, please contact Admissions Officer, Cathedral Schools Trust on 0117 353 5080 or admissions@trinityacademybristol.org