Admissions Priority Area - If you live outside of the APA, you are not prevented from applying for a place.
Distance tie-breaker - If more applications are received than there are places under any of the over-subscription criteria then the places will be offered in order of distance from the home address to the relevant point, distance being measured in a straight line from the middle of the front door of the pupil's accommodation to the relevant point. For this purpose, the ground floor is considered closer than the first and so on. Should there be a 'tie' between two or more applicants for a place in any category then lots will be drawn.
Operation of waiting lists - Where in any year the school receives more applications for places than there are places available, a waiting list will operate for the first year This will be maintained by the School and it will be open to any parent to ask for his or her child's name to be placed on the waiting list following an unsuccessful application. A child's position on the waiting list will be determined solely in accordance with the oversubscription criteria set (as applicable). Where places become vacant they will be allocated to children on the waiting list in accordance with the oversubscription criteria.
Home Address - The home address is where the child spends the majority of time and is living with the person who has parental responsibility and is the parent as defined in Section 576 of the Education Act 1996 (we may require documentary evidence). If a child regularly lives at more than one address the Governing Body will have to reach a conclusion about which should be counted as the main address when allocating places. This will normally be the address where Child Benefit is paid and where the child is registered with a doctor.
Boundaries - Where the Admissions Priority Area (APA) has a boundary defined by roads, all houses with a postal address on that part of the road marked on our admissions map will be included in the area. If a boundary divides a property, that property will be deemed to be within the area.
To see a map of our catchment area, please click here
Sixth Form Admissions 2020
Bristol Free School welcomes applications from Bristol Free School students who have attended Year 11 of the school and from external applicants. The Published Admission Number for entry to Year 12 is 150, with priority given to students who were at Bristol Free School in Year 11. More places may be available, subject to the number of students taking each course.
Acceptance onto a programme of subjects/courses is dependent upon a student having achieved the necessary entry requirements. Students should refer to the Sixth Form Prospectus and/or the school’s website for the individual subject and course requirements. Individual subjects and courses may be limited in the number of students they can accommodate. Should applications from suitably qualified external students exceed the number of places available, the following oversubscription criteria will apply:
i. Looked After and previously Looked After Children
ii. Any other applicants If more applications are received than there are places available, then they will be offered in the same order as defined in
iii. 4i, 4ii, 5i and 5ii those living closest being offered places as a priority.
Sibling - means a full, step, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, but not cousin, who will be living permanently with them at the same address at the date of their entry to the school; the school may require proof of relationship.