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

Backwell School Admissions Policy 2019-20 (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 2020 - 21 

Admissions arrangements for Backwell School for the academic year 2020 - 21 can be found in the Admission Policy of The Lighthouse Schools Partnership (LSP), of which Backwell School is a member.  Please click on the link below to view the policy:

LSP Admission Policy for 2020-21 (Years 7 - 11 and Sixth Form)

We will be holding our Open Evening on Thursday 19 September 2019 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 once the Open Evening has taken place.

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