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Open Evening Sept 2024 Entry

  • Our Open Evening for pupils looking to join Year 7 in Sept 2024 will be on Tues 12th September 2023 at 6pm. 
  • Booking is not required, however, there will be extremely limited parking on site.  If possible, please make your way to the School on foot for 5.45pm, ready for a prompt 6pm start.
  • Please keep checking the website for further details nearer the time and for notification of any changes. This will be the only date that we offer and unfortunately, we cannot accommodate any ad hoc visits.

In Year Applications

If your child has already made the transition to secondary school, and you wish to apply for a place in Years 7 - 11 e.g. if you have recently moved house, please use the form below.  Details of how to return your application can be found on the form.

In Year Admissions Form

Admissions - Year 7 Sept 2023

Admissions Booklet - help in making your application

Bishopshalt is a very popular school and each year we are hugely over subscribed. In order to allocate places fairly we have a detailed Admissions Policy which is strictly followed. The aim of this booklet is to help you make your application.

This sets out our procedures and the way we go about assessing each application. We have included some of the most common questions that parents ask about the way we make our decisions. Section One is designed as a general guide.

Section One - content under revision
Section Two
Section Three
Our Admissions Policy, which deals in a more formal way with every detail of the admissions procedure, can be found in the Key Information section here.  It is the content of this policy that we apply in dealing with all applications. We advise you to read it carefully.

Important dates for parents applying for Year 7 places for September 2023. 

Closing Date for Applications:

Online Applications must be submitted by 31 October 2022.

All paper applications must be received by the Admissions Team at the Civic Centre by 5pm on 31st October.  The Borough Admissions Team strongly recommend that parents submit all applications by 21st October to ensure it is received.

Sibling application information (if the Year 6 student has a brother or sister of a child already at Bishopshalt School)


Letters will be sent out offering places for Sept 2023 admission on 1 March 2023

Acceptance Date: 15 March 2023

Acceptance of your place must be sent to: Your home LEA (where you pay your council tax) by 15 March 2023.


Deadline for submission of an Appeal - Monday 17 April 2023.  Forms must be requested from Bishopshalt School.

Appeals will be accepted after this deadline but they maybe heard at a later date. 

Further information regarding the appeals process