The Cotswold School is a non-selective (comprehensive) school.  As an Academy, we have our own Admissions Authority working in line with admission regulations as defined by the Department of Education. There are approximately 1400 students in The Cotswold School including 280 in the Sixth Form.

If you would like to visit our school, please contact us to arrange this in advance by either telephoning the school or e-mailing

How to proceed with Year 7 Admissions
Every parent will receive a preference form from the Local Authority (LA).
This form must be completed and returned to your Local Authority by 31st October in the year preceding secondary school entry, i.e., October 2021 for September 2022 entry.

Living outside catchment?
We welcome pupils of families who do not reside in our catchment area and support families’ rights to request a ‘first choice’ school.  All our admissions must follow the criteria which are laid out in our Admissions Policy document (below).  If you would like advice or any further information please email Mrs Karen Collett on

Admission into older year groups
Parents wishing to apply for a place for other year groups (other than those starting at the beginning of Year 7) are invited to visit the school by appointment and will need to apply for a place by completing the In-Year Application Form which you can download below.

Please complete this form and return it to the Headteacher’s PA either by e-mail to (preferred) or by post. If we are over-subscribed we can place your child’s name on our waiting list, if you wish.

Our Admissions Policies and catchment area map can be downloaded below:

Should you have any queries regarding admissions, please email or call 01451 820554.

In Year Application Form - pdf version

Read More
Read More

In Year Application Form - word version

Read More
Read More

Priority Catchment Map

Read More
Read More
Admission Policy 2021-2022 For Years 7-11
Admission Policy 2022-2023 For Years 7-11
Admission Policy for years 12 and 13 (Sixth Form)