Our Schools

Gordano School

At Gordano we have a long-established reputation for success that has been based on hard work and high standards. We are proud of our comprehensive status and committed to the needs of all our learners, from the most academically gifted to those young people that need help and support with their learning.

Our belief is that every single child is gifted and unique. Our aim is to work with individuals to allow them to realise their potential and to help them find avenues to personal success and self-esteem.

High Down Infant School

We are a warm, happy, friendly school who provide quality education in a calm caring environment. We believe that children learn best when they feel safe, secure and valued and your child’s emotional and social development are extremely important to us.

The first years of schooling are hugely important and can positively shape children’s attitude towards life long learning. Our aim is that by the time the children leave us they will have developed a good sense of worth and a stimulated mind so that they are happy and motivated as they continue on their journey through education.

High Down Junior School

High Down Junior School is a happy place, with a strong reputation for being a very caring and high attaining school which provides a rich and inspiring education. Our dedicated staff have the highest aspirations for our children and are committed to nurturing and developing children’s learning.

Each child is valued for their own talents, strengths and personality and we encourage the children to succeed and reach their potential, to have high self-esteem and a belief that they can achieve. Parents are the first educators of their children and are welcomed to work closely in partnership with the school to support their child’s learning and development.

St Mary's CEVA Primary School

St. Mary's CEVA Primary School is a small village primary school serving the local community of Portbury and the surrounding villages.  We also have children on roll who travel from Portishead, Pill and across the Avon Bridge from Bristol. Our school is a dynamic, welcoming, thriving and aspirational learning community.  

We have four classrooms, an ICT suite, a well equipped kitchen area, a large and light school hall and a library.  The outside space includes two playgrounds, a large flat field with an outdoor classroom, willow structures, an activity trail and a hidden gem of a conservation area with a pond. There is a school kitchen on site where meals are prepared daily.

St Peter's C of E Primary School

We are a welcoming, inclusive family school with a strong Christian ethos, a sense of community and a commitment to excellence for all children in our care. We aim to ensure that each one of our children feels safe, and is enthusiastic, secure and confident. We do this by nurturing each child’s uniqueness and responding to individual needs. We want each child to be successful in their learning and to make a meaningful contribution to the world.

We are extremely proud of our school and the achievements of all of our children. In our last OFSTED inspection we were graded as a good school with many outstanding features. Many of our children achieve very highly and we ensure that every child makes good progress in their learning.  


Portishead Primary School

Portishead Primary School is a Community school. Our school vision “Learning and Achieving Together” is at the heart of our educational philosophy. We have three core values which guide our practice; relationships, partnership and achievement. 

We employ energetic and dynamic teachers who are committed to each child reaching their full potential and who deliver consistently good teaching with pupils securing above national rates of progress. Our teachers have the ability to inspire their classes and their colleagues in equal measure, are willing to take risks and come to school with smiles on their faces.

Backwell School

Backwell School has established over many years a reputation as one of Britain's best performing comprehensive schools. A 'can-do culture' permeates the school and is evident both in terms of academic excellence and a commitment to the value of the wider school experiences that are offered here.

Backwell believes in the potential of all our students and is committed to meeting their individual needs. We aim to ensure that all our young people become successful, independent and enterprising young people who enjoy learning. We encourage our students to become tolerant, responsible citizens, who make a positive contribution to their local, national and global communities. 

Chew Valley School

Chew Valley School is a high performing comprehensive school founded on a commitment to enable all of our students to learn, grow and achieve. Our school is about developing the 'whole student', ready to play a confident role in the world. This is achieved through our student-centred and personalised approach where the individual student lies at the heart of everything we do. 

There are many opportunities for all our students to get involved in a wide range of extra-curricular activities and develop skills in leadership and teamwork including sport, outdoor education and the performing arts. The school is rightly proud of its students and their achievements and we look to continue to provide an environment where they are stimulated and supported in equal measure.

The Federation of West Leigh Infant and Backwell Juniors

We are a Federation of two schools with a shared vision and focus on offering the very best education to our children. We work in close partnership with our community and church as we strive to encourage confident, responsible and enthusiastic pupils who are fully engaged and motivated by exciting and enriching learning experiences. Our pupils aspire towards achieving their goals and we celebrate their successes alongside them.

We aim to create a culture of Learning Without Limits where all pupils are fully involved in shaping their own learning choices and where investigation, collaboration and challenge are fully embedded in all that we do.



Northleaze CE Primary School

Northleaze C of E Primary School prides itself on its strong sense of community. Children, school staff, parents, governors and stakeholders work in partnership to create a vibrant and purposeful school where children develop skills and knowledge across the curriculum. The school's strong Christian ethos underpins the positive relationships between all members of our school community. Every child is valued as an individual and the school is very inclusive. Our key values are 'Respect, Friendship, Perseverance and Creativity' which are weaved through the life of the school. Respect is central to our approach to education and is reflected in our tagline 'Respecting all as we learn and play together'.

The school is situated in a modern building in the village of Long Ashton near Bristol. We have one class in each year group and the school has an excellent reputation in the area. We are proud of all the children's achievements and currently have a 'Good' Ofsted rating and an 'Outstanding' SIAMS rating.

The Whiteoak Academies of Hannah More Infants and Grove Juniors

Hannah More Infants and Grove Juniors, Nailsea  work in close partnership with each other and all that we do is underpinned by our shared vision, “Growing and learning together.  Aspiring to excellence.”   

Our pupils are happy, enthusiastic and confident learners. We are committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for our children and believe every child has the right and the ability to achieve their very best in all areas.

Hannah More and Grove share a fantastic site with extensive grounds and we are committed to providing an exciting creative curriculum with many opportunities for pupils to enjoy cross curricular projects, make links in their learning and apply this to real life contexts. Our curriculum also includes a wide variety of sports, performing arts and educational visits. In all that we do we benefit from the strong support of our school families and our amazing Whiteoak Way School Association.

Yatton Schools

Yatton Infant School and Yatton Church of England Junior School share a campus that is situated in the heart of Yatton. Most pupils come from Yatton; others travel from nearby hamlets and villages. The schools share both its leadership and a Governing Body whilst respecting and celebrating the individual ethos of each school. The Junior School is a Church of England School and has its own distinctive Christian character. The Diocese also has two governors on the Board of Governors. The school aims to provide its community with an education of the highest quality within the contexts of Christian Beliefs and Practices. We have close links with St. Mary’s and other churches.

Wraxall CE Primary School

We emphasise individual achievement, helping children to develop and flourish as independent, active learners and celebrating success. We focus on the individual supporting their intellectual, emotional, moral, spiritual, social and physical development. The whole school is a caring, nurturing, friendly community. We are a Christian school with an inclusive and open-minded vision, respecting freedom of religion and belief, working for the common good of the whole community.

Flax Bourton CE Primary School

We offer continuity of education from age 4 to 11, enabling a smooth and happy transition from infants to juniors.

We have a caring family atmosphere in which everyone knows everyone else and children are encouraged to develop good relationship skills and become more confident with all age groups.  We really value the opportunities we have to work closely with families and as teams across the school.

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