Welcome to the website of Fishponds Church of England Academy... ...Looking for a place for your child in our Nursery class for September? 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 1 have been dressing up as Super Heroes as part of their topic work this term. What Super Hero would you be? What would your secret power be?
The big tree outside the Year 3 classrooms was badly damaged in winds.
Can you guess which order our fallen tree pictures go in?
Latest School Events
- Nursery open event13Mar2014
04:30 PM - 05:30 PM @ Nursery
Our Nursery, which was judged to be ‘outstanding’ during our most recent Ofsted inspection, is now taking applications for September 2014. If your child was born between 1st September 2010 and 31st August 2011, please telephone, email or pop in to see us to apply for a place. Nursery is FREE and has two classes which run at each end of the week: all day Monday, all day Tuesday and Wednesday morning or Wednesday afternoon, followed by all day Thursday and Friday. If you would like to visit us, we will be holding an open session on Thursday 13th March 2014 at 4.30pm. Drop in or drop us a line by telephone, email or via our website to book a place. Closing date for applications is the 31st March 2014.
- Parents' consultation evening18Mar2014
03:30 PM - 07:30 PM
- Parents' consultation evening20Mar2014
03:30 PM - 07:30 PM
- Possible NUT day of industrial action26Mar2014
- Closing date for Nursery admissions31Mar2014