Our most recent inspection took place on April 24th and April 25th 2018.


We were pleased to see our Early Years Provision was graded 'Good' overall:


'Children make good progress and build skills across all areas of learning in the early years because of the strong

care and opportunities offered.'


Ofsted recognised our strengths in teaching phonics, improvements at KS1, good behaviour and welcoming atmosphere and ethos of our children:


' Pupils get on well with each other and there is a very real sense of community in the school. Pupils are typically

polite to each other and to visitors. The vast majority of pupils have a strong sense of moral duty. They accept

each other regardless of differences in backgrounds or circumstances. This contributes strongly to the welcoming

ethos at the school.'



Click link to see the full report.      Fishponds Church of England Academy 10047597 Final PDF (002).pdf

Click link to view the accompanying parent letter:      letter to parents.docx



Following our SIAMS inspection (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) in November 2014, we have been judged to be Outstanding, the highest rating possible, in three of the four areas, and Outstanding over all.  We are inspected every five years by the Church inspectors, in addition to our usual Ofsted inspection.  This inspection looked at the teaching and leadership of RE, our assemblies (collective worship), how well children understand our values, how we link with the local Churches and the community and how the Academy is led and managed… amongst a whole range of other things. The full report is below for you to read.

The report recognises our strong pastoral support, how we value each child in our care, and how we strive to include all children’s religious beliefs or none, as well as celebrate every child’s background.  We are really proud of the outcome and thank every parent, carer, child, member of staff and Local Board member for their on-going support. 


or our SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) Report from November 2014:


SIAMs quotes       



Quotes from our SIAMS inspection report in November 2014


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