The school has recently celebrated 80 years of history.

old-filton-avenue-children-photo-2It opened in 1931 with 171 children and teachers. The building was extended and completed by 1933, when the school was formally opened as a ‘Sunshine School’.

Dedicated teachers kept the school open all through the 2nd World War, closing only during the Bristol Blitz when the army occupied the building or there was no coal to heat the building.

historyThe log book entry, June 25th 1940, records: ‘Very small morning attendance due to air-raids on the previous night. Children permitted to come late during the mornings, after broken nights. Daily shelter practices.’

The school still has the original log books that are a daily record taken by the Headteacher of the main events of the day. You are welcome to come and take a look.

In response to the growing demand for local primary school places the school opened a new site in September 2012, to take an additional 30 pupils to a specially converted wing of Orchard School Bristol. The Orchard Campus site now has one form of 30 pupils in each year from Reception to Year 3 and will be a full 1 form entry Primary School in September 2018.

The Governing bodies of the Infant & Junior School agreed that from September 2015 the Schools should merge to become Filton Avenue Primary School. This exciting phase of the schools’ history is an opportunity that will allow us to work together and develop the educational provision so that a seamless approach will be available between key stage 1 and 2.