Welcome to the website of Fishponds Church of England Academy...Looking for a place for your child in Reception or Nursery in September 2015?  Details of our open days are in the 'Apply for a Place' pages in 'About Our Academy'... Ofsted have visited us - and judged us to be 'Good' in all areas!  For more information, go to the 'Ofsted Reports' pages in the 'About our Academy' section...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... 

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. 

The Academy was inspected by Ofsted in May 2014 and was judged to be 'Good' in all areas:

Teaching: Good 

Achievement: Good

Behaviour and Safety: Good

Leadership and Management: Good

Overall effectiveness: Good

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


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Year 1 have been to the beach at Weston-Super-Mare - come and see the photos!

Latest School Events

Black History Week & WWI Week20Oct2014

08:45 am - 24 oct, 15:15 pm

End of Term 124Oct2014

Y5 & Y6 Football Club28Oct2014

15:15 pm - 16:30 pm @ School Field

Inset Day03Nov2014

Term 2 begins04Nov2014

08:45 am - 15:15 pm

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20 Oct RT @Carter61C: SPAG, phonics, shared writing, manipulatives! Secondary and primary staff in for a treat from R to Yr 6. By CLF for CLF. All…

20 Oct The start of our exciting WW1 commemoration assembly with @MichaelGorley from #heritageschools http://t.co/9M9f28Fd88

8 Oct RT @missfieldhouse: storytelling in the park with Blenny class and the marvellous, magical and mysterious martin maudsley @FishpondsAcad ht…

19 Sep A little dance before our final trek through the forest! http://t.co/Cde2Qymzy8

18 Sep http://t.co/3BN4CcWBuo

18 Sep The winning shelter. The prize... A soaking to test whether it was waterproof! http://t.co/65YlGXFyLQ

17 Sep Duck racing! And the winner is... Roxy! http://t.co/GNF6TjG3FA

17 Sep Busy day today. Stream study, making fires, walking blindfolded through the forest, dam building.Happy, wet children! http://t.co/Hw69HNrpc4

17 Sep Learning life skills. Cabin 5s turn this morning! http://t.co/sURUCPSMBn

16 Sep The rocket launch has commenced! http://t.co/regl7a6uxM

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