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The Admission of Pupils to Bristol Brunel Academy

At BBA we recognise that the transition from Year 6 to Year 7 is a challenging, exciting time for young people and work hard to support all of our incoming students. In addition to the comprehensive transition program offered to all students, we strive to provide individual support packages where needed.

Our Induction Day is an opportunity for students to begin to feel part of the BBA community – our teaching staff will plan and deliver outstanding lesson experiences for the newest members of BBA. Students typically leave at the end of the day feeling like they wish it was September already! 
Staff from BBA also visit primary schools to meet students and to talk about the transition to secondary school. This is a good time for students to ask questions, learn a bit more about their new school and get to know some members of staff – familiar faces will be important in September, when everything feels really new!
Parents will be invited in to BBA on the evening of the Induction Day – this is a really important session where parents will be able to attend a talk by the Principal, meet the Year 7 tutor and pastoral teams and be introduced to other key members of staff such as the SEND and EAL teams. The evening will also showcase some of our exceptionally talented young people – especially those in Expressive Arts, PE and Hospitality. 
Applications for places at the Academy will be made in accordance with LA’s coordinated admission arrangements, and will be made on the Common Application Form (CAF) provided and administered by the relevant LA. If your Child is already in secondary education and you wish to apply to Bristol Brunel Academy please use the form below:

The Academy has an agreed admission number of 232 pupils in Year 7 and 8 and 216 pupils in Year 9, 10 and 11. The Academy will accordingly admit at least, either 216 or 232 pupils (as appropriate) in each year group, if sufficient applications are received.

Where the number of applications for admission is greater than the published admissions number, applications will be considered against the criteria set out in our Admissions Policy.

Parents will have the right of appeal to an Independent Appeal Panel if they are dissatisfied with an admission decision of the Academy. The Appeal Panel will be independent of the Academy. The arrangements for Appeals will be in line with the Code of Practice on School Admission Appeals published by the Department for Education and Skills as it applies to Foundation and Voluntary Aided schools.

The Academy will publish specific criteria in relation to minimum entrance requirements to Post 16 provision for the range of courses available based upon GCSE grades or other measures of prior attainment. There will be a right of appeal to an Independent Appeals Panel for unsuccessful applicants.



To All Stakeholders

Re: Notice of temporary Increase to published Admission Number (PAN) from 232 to 261 students

Bristol Brunel Academy will temporarily be increasing the Published Admission Number (PAN) from 232 to 261` students in Year 7 from September 2020.

The decision has been carefully considered:

  • This increase in PAN size is based on significant demand for places in the local area and the duty of the Academy to support in meeting this demand.
  • The demand for places at Bristol Brunel Academy is high.
  • This is a bulge year, representing a temporary increase for September 2020 only.

Jon Jones, Principal

Bristol Brunel Academy



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