Year 6 take over the school!!

Year 6 pupils are acting as head teacher, teachers, teaching assistants, business managers, caretakers, catering assistants and receptionists for the morning. Of course, the teachers stay in class to supervise the year 6 teachers as they help the younger pupils learn during the morning. Here are some images from the start of the morning….

Posted by Ryley and Ryan, Year 6 Business Managers.


Consultation on Changes to Local Services

We are encouraging parents and carers to respond to the Bristol City Council’s consultation on proposals to change local services. The proposals include closing both Horfield and Lockleaze libraries and cutting our school crossing patrol on Filton Avenue so we feel it is important that our school community takes this opportunity to express their views.

Follow this link to read the proposal

Follow this link to complete the survey

The survey is open now for 12 weeks, closing on Tuesday 5 September 2017. Please respond now to make sure that your opinions are heard.


This Friday is Den Day!

On Friday 16th June we will be supporting Save the Children Fund’s Den Day.

Our pupils will be joining children from around the UK to unleash their imaginations and transform their classrooms and playgrounds into amazing dens. To raise funds for Den Day, we are asking them to bring in a donation of £1 on the day.

The money they raise will help Save the Children give children around the world a safe place to sleep at night.


Visit by Elen Caldecott Author of ‘Spooks and Scooters’

As a prize for an outstanding video entry to the Reading Gladiators Challenge, Year 4 Reading Gladiators had lunch with Elen Caldecott author of Spooks and Scooters and Nikki Gamble in the school library.  Year 4 Gladiators had the opportunity to chat to Elen in an informal way and ask questions about being a writer. Some children received signed copies of books from the Marsh Road Mystery series that their parents had ordered. Others took the chance to ask Elen about different books they had read from the Marsh Mystery series.

Elen then led an inspirational session in the hall to a wider audience of Year 4s and 5s. So many children have commented how much they enjoyed talking to a “real writer”!  It was a lovely afternoon and Elen kept her audience spellbound!


Parent Voice Questionnaire 2017

At the end of a school year we are keen to gather your views on what you feel we are doing well, and to hear of any areas where you think we could improve. We will provide feedback/analysis on the results of this survey, and your opinions will help to inform the school’s decisions in the coming year. All completed questionnaires will be treated with complete anonymity. Thank you in advance for your help – your opinions are very important to us.

Anne Rutherford
Executive Headteacher

Orchard Campus wins £5000 Grant

We are delighted that Orchard Campus has been chosen to receive a £5000 grant from *Tesco ‘Bags of Help’. We will be spending the grant on play equipment for the playground. Many thanks to all our families and friends who supported us by collecting tokens.

*Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.

Customers get to vote for their favourite project every time that shop to determine the grant size each community project receives.