Backwell School is a popular school and has been oversubscribed for a number of years.  The maximum intake for Year 7 is 270 students and places will be allocated as per the over-subscription criteria detailed in our Admission Arrangements.  Our first geographical area (catchment area) is also outlined in this document, however parents living outside of this area are also welcome to apply.

Places arising 'in-year' are rare and so parents interested in gaining a place for their child, outside of the Year 7 intake, should telephone the school to find out if a place is available.

For information about admission to the Sixth Form please click here to view the Sixth Form Admission page of the website.

Admissions for 2019-2020

Admissions for 2020-2021

Admissions arrangements for Backwell School for the academic year 2020 - 21 can be found in the Admission Policy of The Lighthouse Schools Partnership (LSP), of which Backwell School is a member. 


Please click on the link below to view the policy: LSP Admission Policy for 2020-21 (Years 7 - 11 and Sixth Form

Transfer to Secondary School - Year 7 Appeals

Timetable for 2020-21 Intake Appeals for on time applicants

Admissions for 2021-2022

Admissions arrangements for Backwell School for the academic year 2021-22. can be found in the  LSP Admission Policy by clicking on the following link:

LSP Admission Policy for 2021 - 2022 (Years 7 - 11 and Sixth Form)

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