Open evening (September 2024 entry)

Students, parents and carers are warmly invited to join us on Thursday 14th September 2023, from 5.30 - 8.00pm, for our main school open evening. Further information to follow via our website and social media channels.

Open mornings (September 2024 entry)

We will be running regular open morning school tours led by members of our Senior Leadership Team and our Student House Captains, from Monday 18th September 2023. Booking for our open mornings will open in September through the school office.

Admissions timetable 2023

September 2022

Letters sent out explaining how to apply for school places

Monday 5th September 2022

Online application facility opens

Sunday 31st October 2022 (Midnight)

Closing date for school applications

Tuesday 1st March 2023

Allocation Day

Tuesday 8th March 2023 (Midnight)

Closing date for acceptances/deadlines and waiting list requests

After 29th March 2023

Outcome of waiting list requests sent out

Friday 7th April 2023

Closing date for waiting list round responses

May 2022 to July 2023


If you have any questions, please email our admissions team (, or visit the Gloucestershire County Council website.

Please note that responses to admissions queries can take up to 15 school days. 

Admissions Policy 2022-23

Admissions Policy 2023-24

Priority Consideration Area 2022-23

In-Year Applications

All applications for places outside of the normal admissions round should be made directly to Cheltenham Bournside School. Applicants should fill in the In Year Application Form on the Gloucestershire County Council website or here:

In Year Application Form (pdf)

In Year Application Form (Word)


Please return the completed application form, proof of address, and proof of student’s date of birth documentation to:


Cheltenham Bournside School

Warden Hill Road


GL51 3EF

or by email to

Proof of your child’s date of birth

One of the following documents will be required to prove your child’s date of birth. Original documents cannot be accepted – please send in copies.

  • Passport (current or expired)
  • Birth certificate
  • Official NHS letter stating your child’s date of birth (e.g. Cognitive Assessment Report).

Proof of address

The following documents will be required to prove your address. Please provide 1 document from group 1 and 1 document from group 2, or 3 documents from group 2. Original documents cannot be accepted – please send in copies.

Group 1

  • Proof of completion of house purchase showing your name and the full address of the property
  • Legal rental document showing your name and the full address and dated for no less than 1 year with at least 6 months remaining after the application date
  • Solicitor’s letter confirming recent house purchase or land registry (in this case, proof of the sale or rental of your previous address will also be required)
  • Current, valid full UK photo-card driving licence with signature or ‘old style’ driving licence (provisional licences are not acceptable)
  • UK firearms licence.

Group 2

  • Bank or building society statement (not credit card), no more than 3 months old and showing your name and current address
  • Dated mortgage statement showing your name and current address
  • Financial statement e.g. pension, endowment, ISA (UK)
  • Household utility bill e.g. gas, electric, water, or fixed line telephone (not a mobile phone bill), no more than 3 months old and showing your name and current address
  • Original notification letter from the relevant benefits agency confirming the right to benefits or state pension and showing your name and current address
  • TV licence
  • Current council tax bill.


School tours

School tours for interested in-year applicants are available upon request. Please email with attendee names and your home address.

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