Families across Bristol offered their secondary school places

Families across Bristol offered their secondary school places

All families who applied to Bristol secondary schools will be offered a place.

2 March 2022

On National Offer Day (1 March) families in Bristol received offers of secondary school places across the city. This year 5,008 applications were received – compared to 4,961 in 2021.

The figures show that 94 per cent of families have been offered one of their top three preferences and 77 per cent have been offered their first choice, a slight increase on last year. This is very similar to the percentages in 2021 which were 94 per cent and 76 per cent respectively.

Councillor Asher Craig, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills, said: “This is another year where we have seen an increase in the number of children looking for secondary school places in Bristol.

“I am pleased that we have been able to offer many families their first choice this year. This has been in large part thanks to our many strong and popular secondary schools which have worked with our excellent admissions team at Bristol City Council to offer places wherever possible.”

Some families (6.6 per cent) did not receive one of their preferred schools. The majority of these will be families who have applied for schools which allocate places by random allocation, are outside Bristol, or are faith schools.

Parents and carers received emails with offers on 1 March and have until 15 March 2022 to respond to their offer using the Parental Portal. If they have not yet received an email parents and carers are advised to check their spam filter.

Anyone not receiving an offer for their preferred school will be provided with information about how to stay on the waiting list and the appeals process.

For more information about the offers process visit:

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