Upper School Admissions

Pupils normally join the school at the start of the Autumn Term in Year 7, although children may enrol at other times, subject to places being available. 

Entry into the Upper School follows a successful performance in the 11+ examination which is held every January for the September entry. A smaller number of pupils will be interested in entering the school in Year 9 and will therefore take the 13+ Examination. This is usually carried out by the pupil being invited into school for the day, taking the examination in the morning and being hosted by our very willing pupils for the remainder of the day, when they will get to attend some lessons. 

A significant number of pupils also join in Years 8 and 9 and the Sixth Form each year. Offers for Sixth Form are made following receipt of a reference and meeting our entry requirements based on predicted GCSE grades.

To be considered for a place in any year group a completed registration form needs to be submitted to the Admissions Department.

Please note the registration fee is now £50.

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Registration Form

Upper School Admissions Information Booklet

Upper School Admissions

Our  Upper School Admissions Coordinator Mrs Sally McCullough will be delighted to assist you with any questions regarding admission to Colston's School. 

Please telephone 0117 965 5207 or  email: admissions@colstons.org This email address is monitored throughout the school holidays.


International Admissions

For all enquiries relating to places available on our Homestay Scheme or interntational students with family resising in Bristol, please contact:

Mrs Kirsty Hassan

Director of External Communications


+44 (0) 117 965 5207


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