To ensure equal opportunity to all applicants, we can only consider the address that is on the application form and this is normally the address of the parent who is in receipt of the child benefit or child tax credit and where the child is registered with a doctor.
The inner priority area is the area shaded in blue on the map. Children living on the boundary line will be considered to be living within the inner priority area.
The outer priority area is the area shaded in pink on the map. Children permanently resident at addresses beginning with any of the following postcodes; BS1 1, BS1 2, BS1 3, BS1 4, BS1 5, BS1 6, BS2 8, BS2 9, BS6 5, BS6 6, BS6 7, BS7 8, BS8 1.
No. We do not require children to sit a test for general admission to the school. However, if you wish your child to be considered for a music specialism place then they will need to sit the music aptitude test. You do not need to live within the inner or outer priority areas in order to apply for the music aptitude test.
Please remember the test is for aptitude in music, not ability, therefore no preparation is necessary. No previous knowledge of music or music theory is required by the applicant as the test is based entirely on responses to an aural (listening) test. There are no practice papers available.
Aptitude measures potential whereas ability measures attainment or what has already been achieved and the two should not be confused.
In order to ensure equal opportunities for all music applicants, we will not take into consideration any teacher references or music certificates.
You will need to complete and submit the music specialism application form provided and administered by CST Trinity Academy by 9am on Monday 23rd September 2019. Children who would like to apply to sit the music aptitude test at both Bristol Cathedral Choir School and CST Trinity Academy will need to complete two separate application forms.
Please note the child's address is not taken into consideration for the music specialism criterion.
Children applying to both CST Trinity Academy and Bristol Cathedral Choir School will sit the music aptitude test at Bristol Cathedral Choir School this year. The results of which will be sent to CST Trinity Academy.
The music aptitude test will take place on Monday 30th September 2019, from 5pm at Cresswell Centre, Bristol Cathedral Choir School, College Square, Bristol, BS1 5TS.
If your child achieves the score required*, then he/she will be invited to attend the second Music Aptitude Test, week commencing 14th October 2019.
*score required will be dependent on the number of CST Trinity applicants and the scores achieved in the first music aptitude test.
Please note if your child has applied to both Bristol Cathedral Choir School and CST Trinity Academy to be considered for a music specialism place and achieves the score required for both schools then they will be invited to the second music aptitude test for both and will sit two separate tests.
It is our aim to take all reasonable steps to inform parents/carers of the outcome before the closing date for secondary school applications on 31st October. Parents/carers will be informed whether their child qualifies as one of the successful 10% under the music specialism aptitude oversubscription criterion. This information allows parents/carers time to make an informed choice of secondary school, however this information does not equate to a guarantee of a place at CST Trinity Academy.
If your child does not qualify as one of the successful 10%, they will be ranked on the music specialism waiting list according to their scores from both music aptitude tests and this information will be communicated to parents via their outcome letter. It is our aim to take all reasonable steps to inform parents/carers of the outcome before the closing date for secondary school applications on 31st October.
They will also be considered for a place against the remaining oversubscription criteria;
5a. 25% of the remaining places randomly allocated to children living within the inner priority area.
5b. Random allocation to children living in outer priority area.
6. Random allocation to children living outside the priority areas.