Welcome to the website of Fishponds Church of England Academy...Have you got a place for your child in Reception next year?  We will be in touch with you soon to tell you about the next steps... It's official... following our Church School inspection, we are now an Outstanding Church of England Academy! See the full report in the 'Ofsted and SIAMs' page in the 'About our Academy' section... 

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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Poetry week01Jun2015

Term 6 begins01Jun2015

08:45 am - 15:15 pm

Stay and play - playpod special05Jun2015

15:15 pm - 16:15 pm @ more information to follow

Optional SATs Y34508Jun2015

Y1 phonics screening15Jun2015

Yr 4 School trip18Jun2015

09:30 am - 15:15 pm @ Avon Gorge and Downs

Reception 2015 parents meeting23Jun2015

19:00 pm - 21:00 pm @ TBC

Nursery 2015 parents meeting24Jun2015

19:00 pm - 21:00 pm @ TBC

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