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;

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.

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

Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on appeals
Democratic Services at Bristol City Council administer the appeal process for Trinity Academy. We are monitoring government guidance and currently considering the possible impact of the coronavirus on admission appeals. The Appeals Panel are unpaid and trained volunteers so there may be unavoidable delays this year due to the virus outbreak.

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.

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 

Year 7 appeals will be heard from week commencing Thursday 25th/Friday 26th June 2020.

For further information, please contact Admissions Officer, Cathedral Schools Trust on 0117 353 5080 or