Interested in the school but not quite ready to apply?
We’d love to hear from you! 

Connect with us via email or Facebook and we’ll get in touch to help you explore whether Release Academy is something you’d like to pursue. Got questions? Check out our FAQ's here.

If you feel you are ready to apply to Release Academy, please follow the steps below.

1. submit your application fee

In order to apply for Release Academy there is a one off £50 non-refundable application fee. Your application will be reviewed once your application fee has been submitted.

We would love to chat with you at any point to discuss the school and whether it is right for you - so please feel free to get in touch with us to arrange an informal chat before you start filling out your application. We'd love to hear from you.


2. Complete your application form

If you are interested in living in one of the LoveBristol community houses during your time at Release Academy, please state this clearly on the application form as places are very limited. Please note acceptance on the course does not guarantee a place living in one of the community houses.


3. References

Ask your referees to fill out the online reference forms.

Three reference forms must be submitted to the school: one from your pastor and two personal references from people who know you well and provide insight on your character, gifts and calling.

It is not possible to use relatives for any of the required references. If your pastor is your parent or spouse, please ask another member of the church’s pastoral team to complete the form. Please follow up with these individuals to ensure they have completed and forwarded the form directly to us in a timely manner

Reference forms can be filled in online by your referees here:


4. Interview

The Admission Team will arrange a personal interview with eligible applicants on receipt of all of the necessary documents and payments:

  • Admission Application

  • Application fee

  • Three references

Applicants who are accepted will receive an Acceptance Letter from us. 



Students are advised to apply as early as possible as the number of students that can be accepted is limited. Preference for interview and acceptance will be given to students who have submitted all required documents. All applications must be submitted by 31 August 2019.