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 oversubscription 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.

Backwell School Prospectus 2018

Backwell School Admissions Policy 2018-19 (Years 7 - 11)

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

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For entry in Academic Year 2019-20

For entry in Years 7 - 11 to Backwell School in the 2019-20 academic year, please click on the link below:

Backwell School Admission Arrangements (Year 7 - 11) 2019-20

We will be holding our Open Evening on Thursday 20 September 2018 and this will be followed by student-led tours every morning during October. Places for these tours must be booked in advance by calling the school.

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Consultation on Admission Arrangements for 2020 - 21 

The Lighthouse Schools Partnership (LSP), of which Backwell School is a member, is now consulting on the proposed admission arrangements for schools within the Trust for the academic year 2020-21.  The consultation is available to view on the LSP website by clicking on the link below.  The consultation process will run until 25 January 2019.  If you would like to comment on the proposed admission arrangements or have any queries, please put them in writing, stating clearly which school your response relates to, and send to Claire Giordmaine at the LSP by emailing

LSP Admission Arrangements for Secondary and Sixth Form 2020 - 21 for consultation 


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For further information on school admissions please follow this link for admissions guidance from North Somerset Council.