Bedminster Down School Admissions
Where there are more applications than places available, allocations will be made in the following order of priority.
Initial allocations will involve only those applications received by the submission date and accepted as on-time.
Priority is not given to first preferences. The admission arrangements are applied equally to all applications, with the aim of meeting the highest preference possible.
- Children in care or children who were previously in care but immediately after being in care became subject to an adoption, residence or special guardianship order. Children in care are children who are in the care of the local authority or provided with accommodation by the authority in accordance with section 22 of the Children Act 1989.
- Children who attend Cheddar Grove or Wansdyke Primary Schools.
- Siblings living in the first area. Where there are siblings of statutory school age in attendance at Bedminster Down School and who will still be on roll in the year of entry and where the home address is within the designated area of priority.
- Geography – Children living in the first area. Children living within the school’s designated area of priority.
- Siblings living outside the area. Where there are siblings of statutory school age in attendance at Bedminster Down School and who will still be on roll in the year of entry and where the home address is outside the designated area of priority.
- Geography - Out of the area children. Children living closest to the school as measured in a direct line from the home address to the school.
The map of the area of priority is published on the Bedminster Down School and Bristol City Council websites.
Sibling refers to brother or sister, half brother or sister, step brother or sister, or a child of the parent/carer’s partner where the child for whom a place is being sought is living in the same family unit at the same address.
The child’s permanent home address, where he or she resides with a person with parental responsibility, or with a parent (as defined in Section 576 of the Education Act 1996). It is the address where the child spends the majority of their time. Documentary evidence may be required to confirm a child’s home address. If a child regularly lives at more than one address the admission authority will have to reach a conclusion about which address should be counted as the main address. This will normally be the address where the Child Benefit is paid and where the child is registered with a doctor.