Welcome to Trinity Academy admissions pages

Consultation on Admission Arrangements 2022/23

In line with the School Admissions Code, Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) is consulting on the admission arrangements for all schools within the Trust for the academic year 2022/23 including Trinity Academy. The consultation process will run from 16th November 2020 to 12 noon on 5th January 2021. The main changes for Trinity Academy are:

  1. To move the music specialism criterion to category 2.
  2. To extend the inner priority area to Gloucester Road (category 5a), represented by the area shaded blue on the draft map.
  3. To amend the outer priority area (category 5b), represented by the area shaded pink on the draft map. Postcodes starting BS1 1, BS1 2, BS1 3, BS1 4, BS1 4, BS1 5, BS1 6 and BS8 1 have been removed from the outer priority area. 
  4. To amend the process for admitting other children not living in the inner or outer priority areas (category 6); priority will be given to children living closest to the school as measured in a direct line from the home address to the school. 
  5. To clarify the process of applying outside the normal year group.
  6. To clarify the waiting list for reception bulk applications will be held until 31st December in the year of entry.

Note: The order of the oversubscription criteria has changed and there have been some changes to the wording of the arrangements to improve clarity and ensure it is compliant with applicable legislation. 

Please click on the links below to view the proposed admission arrangements for Trinity Academy:

Trinity Academy draft admission arrangements 2022/23

Trinity Academy draft map of priority areas

Application Form for an Out of Year Group Request

Please click here to view a summary of the main changes for all schools within the Trust.

Please click here to view the proposed admission arrangements for all schools within the Trust

If you would like to comment or offer feedback on the proposed admission arrangements please complete the form here, ticking the relevant box to show which school your comments refer to. Please note responses received after 12 noon on 5th January 2021 will not be considered.

If you have any queries or requests for hard copies of the admission arrangements please contact:

Mrs Juliet Turner - Admissions Officer, Cathedral Schools Trust via email: consultation@cathedralschoolstrust.org

Alternatively, you can contact us by post at:

Admissions, Cathedral Schools Trust, College Square, Bristol, BS1 5TS

Tel:  0117 353 5080

Expression of interest for a Year 7 place

If you would like to register your interest in a Year 7 place, please complete the following online form. We will then be able to keep you informed about events happening at school and updates as the new academic year approaches. Please note that there is no need to register your interest if you have previously signed up for an online event with us.

Year 7 2021 entry

This page contains a brief summary of the application procedure for Year 7 entry in September 2021. 

Trinity Academy determined admission arrangements 2021/22 can be viewed here

A map showing the inner and outer priority areas can be viewed here.

In order to be considered for a place applicants must name Trinity Academy as a preference of secondary school on the common application form (CAF), direct to the local authority in which you live. The CAF will be available mid September 2020.

Trinity Academy has a published admission number of 180 students for Year 7 entry. If the number of applications exceeds 180, students with an EHCP in which Trinity Academy is named, will be admitted before others.

Where there are more applications than places available, places will be allocated in line with the over subscription criteria, in order, as set out in the published admission arrangements.  

We strongly advise parents/carers to read the relevant admission arrangements before making an application to the school and the documents that are available on the Guidelines for applying to Year 7 2021

We also advise parents/carers to come and visit us during one of our open events, details of which can be found on the Open Event Information for Year 7 2021 Entry page. 

Admission to other year groups

Applications for an in-year admission should be made directly to the school. 

For further please click here