Cleeve School


Transitions - Student and Parent Handbook for new starters

View the Cleeve School Transitions Booklet 2019-2020

(This booklet is given to all new Parents/Guardians of Cleeve School and can be found within your Admission Pack delivered during June).

If you are applying to transfer to secondary schools in the normal cycle at the end of Year 6 you will receive a letter about the process from the Local Authority.

These letters are normally distributed to parents and carers of children entering Year 6 at the start of the Autumn Term and will give details of how to apply for any school.

For further information please consult the Gloucestershire County Council website for guidance on transferring to secondary school.

  • To view Cleeve School's Determined Admissions Policy for entry September 2019, click here
  • To view Cleeve School's Determined Admissions Policy for entry September 2020, click here
  • To view Cleeve School's Determined Admissions Policy for entry September 2021, click here

Cleeve School admissions over subscription criteria are listed below. 

In-Year Applications 

In-year applications are all those made outside the normal round of admissions for children of compulsory school age i.e. those applications made during the academic year for a school place in Year 7 through to Year 11. In-year applications are dealt with by Cleeve School directly.  To apply for a place here parents should contact the school.

If you would like your child to be considered for a school place please complete the application form below: 

In-Year Application Form 2019-2020

Oversubscription Criteria

Cleeve School has a published admission number for Year 7, from September 2020, of 310. 

Where the number of applications received exceed this number the over-subscription criteria set out below will apply.

The criteria will be followed in numerical order:

  1. Children in Public Care (Looked After Children), including children who have previously been 'looked after' and later subject to an adoption residence, or special guardianship order.
  2. Children living in the priority catchment area served by the school, with the strongest geographical distance.
  3. Children of full or part time salaried members of staff who have been employed by Cleeve School for two years or more at the time of the application for admission.
  4. Children who live outside the catchment area served by the school, with priority going to those with the strongest geographical claim.

Entry to Cleeve Sixth Form Centre of Excellence

The application process for the Sixth Form begins in December. The Sixth Form Prospectus and Application Form for the following year of entrance will be available via the school website.

The Sixth Form Open Evening will take place in January with applications for Sixth Form to be completed by February half term. 

All applicants will then receive consultations with Mr Ben Slatter (Head of Sixth Form) during March/April.

For more information, please read the Admissions Policy above or contact us at