Bristol Metropolitan Academy is a non-selective Academy open to students of all religious faiths and those of no faith.

If you are a parent or carer of a child in Year 6 and wish to apply for a place at Bristol Met for the following September you will need to complete the common application form and return it to the admissions section at Bristol City Council.

All places at the Academy are free and available to the local community within an admissions policy that mirrors the admissions arrangements for schools by Bristol City Council.

How places will be allocated at Bristol Metropolitan Academy

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admissions number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out below. After the admission of students with Statements of Special Educational Needs where the Academy is named on the Statement, the criteria will be applied in the order in which they are set out below:

Children in public care (Looked after Children) at the time of application.
Children who have specific medical and/or special needs where the application is supported by written specific professional advice as to why admission to the Academy is necessary.

Admission of students whose siblings currently attend the Academy and will continue to do so on the date of admission. The term ‘sibling’ means a full, step, half, adopted or fostered brother or sister, or other child living permanently within the same household. The Academy reserves the right to ask for proof of relationship.

Admissions of students on the basis of proximity to the Academy using straight line measurement from the main entrance of the Academy to the main entrance to the child’s home. Places are allocated on a geographical basis to children who live nearest to the Academy .The child’s permanent home address is where she or he normally lives and sleeps and goes to school from. Proof of residence – such as council tax or utility bill can be requested at any time throughout the admissions process. If false or misleading information is used to gain entry to the Academy, the offer of a place may be withdrawn.

If there are more applicants than there are places remaining within a particular category and where there is no difference in distance from home to school for two or more children, random allocation will be used to allocate the final available place(s) and to establish priority on the waiting list.

Please note – There is an appeals process and all CLF Academies follow the nationally agreed guidance for admissions appeals. For more information and a timetable for the appeals process, go to Bristol Secondary Schools Admissions.