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.
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 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 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.
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 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.