We anticipate that the school will be open as normal tomorrow. If conditions worsen overnight please check our website and Facebook page in the morning for any updates.

Year 5 Choir Performance

The year 5 choir went to Orchard School for a North Bristol schools choir performance and sang with a live band and the Bristol Choral society. They were amazing and really enjoyed the experience of performing with professionals.

A huge thank you to everyone who helped at our Careers Fair

On Friday, volunteers from many different professions came to talk to our  Year 5 and Year 6 children about their careers.

The children really enjoyed having the opportunity to talk to people from over 30 different professions about future careers including; architecture, graphic design, TV production, engineering, medicine, writing, acting, photography and many more. Many of the children were unaware that there were so many interesting jobs they could do when they were older. They loved having the opportunity to talk to the adults and find out more.

The school would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came along to support us and share their experiences with the children.

Lockleaze Road OPAL Non Uniform Day

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who donated ‘loose parts’ on our first OPAL Non-uniform Day, at Lockleaze Road last Friday. We were overwhelmed by the enormous amount of donations; they will enable us to really develop the play offer our children receive and we will be holding more events like this in the future. However, you don’t have to wait for an event, we’ll accept ‘loose parts’ anytime!  Here is the list of ‘loose parts’ we’d like to receive.

We plan to roll OPAL out at Orchard Campus from September 2018.



Darren Jones MP visits school

We were delighted that Darren Jones, our local MP, visited Filton Avenue Primary on Monday morning. After a tour of the school, he spent an illuminating and informative 45 minutes with our Year 5 Pupil Advocates, who put him through his paces with some searching questions. We now have some budding politicians within our midst.



After reading LINE OF FIRE, the illustrated diary of an unknown soldier from World War 1, our year 6 Reading Gladiators decided to try to replicate the illustrations – with powerful results!

We are delighted to announce that their artwork made them joint winners, with two other schools, for the Just Imagine mini-challenge for December! This is particularly noteworthy as they were pitted against year 6 children in schools all over the whole country. Their prize was an interesting selection of graphic novels that our Reading Gladiators will now review for their peers. Meanwhile, a display of their evocative artwork is on our library wall – so don’t forget to visit with your children to celebrate their achievement!


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