Bishop's Cleeve Primary Academy


Thank you for considering Bishop's Cleeve Primary Academy for your child. We warmly welcome you to come and visit our school and see us in action. Look at what happens every day, talk about how you could be involved, and find out how children learn through our exciting and engaging curriculum.

During the Autumn Term, we hold open mornings where prospective parents are invited to have a tour of our school in small groups. Parents are shown every aspect of the school life by our Year 6 Prefects and House Captains. Throughout the morning, you will be able to see into each classroom and talk to the class teachers. Our Friends of BCPA, many of whom are current parents, will also be on hand to answer questions. The dates for the open mornings will be published on the website and on our Facebook page. If the open morning dates are not convenient, we are happy to show parents around individually.

We have an open door policy at BCPA and are very happy to answer any questions you might have. Please pop in to see us, telephone the school office on 01242 673814 or contact us via email at

Bishop's Cleeve Primary Academy has a set Published Admission Number. This is the number it is obliged to admit  each year group. This number is based upon a capacity assessment, which takes into account the area of teaching and non-teaching space available; ensuring that health and safety is not compromised and the quality of teaching and learning in the school is not adversely affected. the admissions number for our school is 90 pupils each year.

All applications for places are made on the applicants' home Local Authority form. This form can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

Although the Governing Body has responsibility for deciding on admissions, the Local Authority will co-ordinate all admissions in its area and will communicate all admission decisions to parents. 

Pupils who have a Statement of Special Educational Needs/Educational Health Plan where our school is named in the statement/plan, will be admitted.

In the event that more than 90 applications are received, the over-subscription criteria will be applied to determine priority for places. All school preferences, as declared on the Local Authority application form, are treated equally.

For further information on the over-subscription criteria, in-year admissions and appeals, please see the full Admissions Policy below. Additional guidance from Gloucestershire County Council is available via the link below.

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