All admissions for Cotham School continue to be managed by Bristol City Council our Local Authority. If you wish to apply for a place for your child please open the link below. Further information and policies on admission can also be found on the website.
Telephone 0117 903 7694
In May you will receive an information pack containing details about the induction morning to which your child is invited, Cotham school uniform and the Parents’ Evening. This mailing will also include a number of forms for you to complete and return to Cotham.
During May and June, Mrs Rothwell, Assistant Head KS3, together with Mrs Ansell, Deputy Head KS3, will be visiting students in their primary schools. Some students who may require additional support with transition will also receive visits from Cotham’s Inclusion Team.
20th, 21st, 24th, 25th June: Year 6 Induction Visits
Your child will be invited to attend Cotham School from 8.45am until 1.45pm on one of the above mornings. A quarter of the students attend on each morning and we select the date for each student in consultation with the primary school. You will be notified of the date for your child when you receive the information pack. The students will have the opportunity to meet their Tutor, Learning Co-ordinator and Assistant and Deputy Headteachers for Key Stage 3 during the morning. They will also have some taster lessons and a sport or drama activity. Cotham is proud of its performing arts specialist status so Year 6 will also watch a short music or drama performance. They will take part in an enrichment activity in our additional specialism of mathematics and computing. They will visit the school canteen during the morning and will be able to buy lunch in the canteen, although they are welcome to bring a packed lunch if they prefer.
Thursday 27th June: New Year 7 Parents’ Evening
This takes place at 7.00 pm for parents whose names begin with the letters A-J and at 7.45 pm for parents whose names begin with the letters K-Z. The evening begins with talks from Dr Willis, Headteacher, and key members of staff. This is followed by the opportunity to meet your child’s tutor on an informal basis. There will also be displays and information on a range of topics which may be of interest to you. You will also be given a second information pack.
Wednesday 4th September is the first day of term for Year 7. Only Year 7 will be in school for the first two lessons of the day so there is an opportunity for students to begin to find their way around the building and get to know their tutor group and tutor without the rest of the school present.
Please note the policy on admissions for students in 2013 is available in School Information > Policies area of the website or by clicking this link
Admission forms once your child has been offered a place are available for downloading below