A warm welcome to Bishop Road Primary School.
Bishop Road School is situated in the heart of Bishopston and is an outstanding school with an excellent reputation for sustained high achievement as well as a high quality and varied curriculum. With a history of education stretching back to Victorian times, Bishop Road School is one of the largest primary schools in Bristol, currently educating over 800 pupils. Parents are supportive and contribute significantly to the school community.
Many inspirational individuals have passed through the school, with some ex-pupils going on to achieve recognition for their significant contributions in different fields. Most notable amongst them: Paul Dirac who formulated the Dirac equation and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics and Cary Grant who is renowned as one of the greatest stars of 20th century film. Click here to learn more about the history of our school.
Bishop Road is a story-centred school that recognises narrative as the fundamental way that people share meaning and develop a sense of the world. We value and emphasise reading and literature as central to our culture and ethos. We invest in high quality books and make time for reading and sharing stories each and every day.
In our teaching and learning, we prioritise three core principles: the development of language, a strong emphasis on building knowledge, and learning to contribute to others.
As a large school, we have the benefit of a range of high quality facilities including a school gymnasium, cooking room, dedicated indoor climbing wall, three external traversing walls, plus music facilities. Our children enjoy visiting the Dirac Centre next to our school field, which is used for PE and Outdoor Learning. We engage children in Outdoor Learning, with our very own allotment, and they have a chance to build, cook and create, as well as conduct investigations and projects centered on Maths, Science and Geography.
Core offer and enrichment
We promote a great many trips, visiting speakers and engaging activities that enrich the learning and ensure pupils are motivated and enjoy school. Our staff are highly committed, offering a high number of voluntary afterschool clubs. Across the year there are around 20 school trips, as well as residential trip in Year 6. The staff team play an active role in enabling children to enjoy extra curricular competitive opportunities, with over off site visits for competitions and tournaments both locally and nationally. We are particularly proud of our swimming team that have been credited as Bristol Swimming Champions and National Finalists over many years.
Class performances are a core feature of our school annual celebrations, with 56 taking place each year, meaning that each class enjoys performing both a Christmas and Summer Performance – all open to parents, carers and relations. Every child has a role in each performance, and these are very popular occasions that give our children an excellent opportunity to develop confidence whilst reflecting our community spirit.