Admissions to Year 7 are managed by North Somerset Local Authority which publishes annually a detailed booklet on the procedure.  This is available from your child’s current school or from the Local Authority (01934 888888).  The school is over-subscribed and preference is generally given to those who live in our catchment area.  This area comprises the villages of Backwell, Barrow Gurney, Brockley, Claverham, Cleeve, Flax Bourton, Kingston Seymour and Yatton.  It also includes parts of Cooks Bridle Path and parts of Downside Road in Wrington Parish and the Fieldings in Kenn Parish.  Parents living outside this area can request places for their children.  The maximum intake for Year 7 in 2017 is 270 and there are normally sufficient places available for parents choosing Backwell as their first choice, however this is not guaranteed.

During the academic year there are always fluctuations in the school roll, with students leaving and joining.  Parents interested in gaining a place for their child should telephone the school to find out if a place is available.  Children moving into the catchment area are normally awarded a place on appeal even if this takes the numbers in that year group over the limit.

View our prospectus for entry in September 2017

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For entry in September 2017

Backwell School Admissions Policy (Years 7 - 11) 2017-18

Secondary Appeals Timetable 2017

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For entry in September 2018

Open Evening for parents of prospective students looking for a place in September 2018 will take place on Thursday 21 September 2017.

This will be followed by detailed, student-led tours during the school day throughout October.

Please click on the following link to view our Admissions Policy for 2018-19