Welcome to the website of Fishponds Church of England Academy... ...Looking for a place for your child in our Nursery or Reception classes for next year? We have added some additional open days. For more information see the section in 'About our Academy'.... For lots of photos and videos of our children enjoying our exciting curriculum, please look at the 'News and Events' page by clicking on the arrow next to the 'For Pupils' section at the top of the page... Look at our brilliant photos of our children (and staff!) during our 'Active Travel' week and football tournament below...
Thank you for visiting Fishponds Church of England Academy's website. We are a large and vibrant city school in the heart of Bristol and firmly believe in the education of the ‘whole child’. We are a rich and diverse community, with many different faiths, cultures and languages and it is this diversity that complements and adds to our inclusive ethos. Children and families of all faiths and of none are welcome equally in our Academy. We work closely with families and the community as partners in a child’s education to enhance outcomes together. Progress and achievements in many areas are valued and celebrated within the school and the wider community.
The school was formed originally in September 2000 following the amalgamation of two Church of England schools in Fishponds, Bristol and became St Matthias and Dr Bell's CE VA Primary School. In September 2012 we became an Academy, sponsored by the Diocese of Bristol, with the Cabot Learning Federation as our school improvement partner. Our new name of Fishponds Church of England Academy, places us as a school in the heart of the community.
We have close links with the two parishes of St Mary’s, Fishponds and All Saint’s, Fishponds. Clergy and members of both congregations play an active part in the life of the school and children visit the churches regularly.
We would love you to visit our school and guarantee a warm welcome. We believe you will be impressed by our high expectations, our plans for the future and our motivated and well behaved pupils. We look forward to meeting you soon.
Mike Eatwell, Principal
Year 5 and Year 6 CLF Fantastic Football Challenges with Summerhill Academy... See our Crazy Crossbar Challenge and Perfect Penalty Shootouts!...
Come and see our children during the recent 'Active Travel' week...
Latest School Events
- Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 sharing our Learning13Dec2013
09:00 am - 10:00 am @ Classrooms
- Friends' School Disco (Y123)13Dec2013
03:30 pm - 06:30 pm @ Main Hall
- Friends' School Disco (Y456)13Dec2013
06:45 pm - 07:45 pm @ Main Hall
- Year 2 & Year 3 Nativity16Dec2013
02:15 pm - 03:15 pm @ Main Hall
- Year 2 & Year 3 Nativity17Dec2013
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm @ Main Hall