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Admissions

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.  

Year 7 Intake - September 2023

Our Open Evening and School Tours for 2022 have now finished.

Guidance on applying to Backwell School for September 2023 can be found here.

You can find lots of information about the school, and how we support students on our website:

Uniform

Supporting Students

Exam Results

​Places arising 'in-year' are rare and so parents interested in gaining a place for their child, outside of the Year 7 intake, should email the school in the first instance: mailbox@backwellschool.net.

We cannot offer prospective tours of the school, however all families will be invited in to visit us if we can offer a place when applying 'in-year'.

​Please note that school admission requests and enquiries are dealt with during term time only.

Will a move really be in my child’s best interests? An application to change a child’s school will need careful consideration.  It is vital that parents consider the effect on their child if they are considering changing schools. 

For the last two years of secondary school (Years 10 and 11), when children are preparing for their GCSE’s it is generally considered that changing schools at this stage should be avoided.  This is because it may have a damaging effect on the examination results your child can achieve.  Schools do not always offer the same combination of subjects and syllabi and examination requirements can differ, as schools do not all use the same examination boards. 

 

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

​You can view the following government documents by clicking on the appropriate link:

School Admissions Code:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-admissions-code--2

School Admissions Appeals Code: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-admissions-appeals-code

Admissions 2022-23

Admissions arrangements for Backwell School for the academic year 2022-23 can be found in the  Admissions Policy of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership by clicking on the following link:

Click here to view guidance on the process for applying for Year 7 in September 2023.

LSP Admissions Policy for 2022-23 (Years 7 - 11 and Sixth Form)

Map showing Backwell School catchment area

Admissions 2023-24

Admissions arrangements for Backwell School for the academic year 2023-24 can be found in the Admissions Policy of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership by clicking on the following link:

LSP Admission Policy for 2023-24 (Years 7 - 11 and Sixth Form)

Map showing Backwell School catchment area 

Admissions 2024-24

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership (of which Backwell School is a part of) is currently consulting on the admission arrangements for 2024-25.

This consultation will run from 12noon on Monday 7 November 2022 to 12noon on Monday 19 December 2022.

To find out more about this, including the documents for consultation, please click here.