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 2024
Our Open Evening for prospective parents for the September 2024 Year 7 intake will take place on Thursday 21 September 2023.
Our Open Evening will be followed by the opportunity for parents and their children to have a tour of the school during normal school hours to see the school in operation. All tours are held in the morning and will be bookable after the open evening.
You can find lots of information about the school, and how we support students on our website:
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: email@example.com.
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 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:
Admissions arrangements for Backwell School for the academic year 2024-25 can be found in the Admissions Policy of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership by clicking on the following link: