A deep partnership between our schools in which our children and young people flourish
Belief in the transformational and life-enhancing power of education with a focus on excellence in professional learning and development
Values partnership and professional generosity and service to our community
Prides itself on delivering more and better through collaboration and providing extraordinary opportunities for both pupils and professionals
The Lighthouse Schools Partnership is a Schools Trust providing education to children and young people from Nursery to Sixth Form. We are a not-for-profit charity with the key aim of ‘advancing education for public benefit’. Our Trust includes both community and Church of England schools and we also have three Teaching Schools amongst our number so that we can make the professional development of our staff a top priority.
Flax Bourton CE Primary School
Northleaze CE Primary School
The Whiteoak Academies of Hannah More Infants and Grove Juniors
The Federation of West Leigh Infant and Backwell Juniors
Wraxall CE Primary School
Bishop Sutton Primary School
Blagdon Primary School
Chew Valley School
East Harptree CE Primary School
Stanton Drew Primary School
Ubley CE Primary School
Whitchurch Primary School
Winford CE Primary School
High Down Infant School
High Down Junior School
Portishead Primary School
St Mary's CEVA Primary School
St Peter's C of E Primary 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.
We are a growing village primary school and are half way through our transition from a half-class entry to a one-class entry school. We currently have 6 classes which will increase to 7 in September 2020. As we grow we are keen to maintain our caring family atmosphere and our ‘Outstanding’ standards (Ofsted and SIAMS 2015). At Flax everyone knows everyone else and children are encouraged to develop good relationship skills, becoming confident with all age groups. Our school motto is ‘Aiming High, Respecting Others, Having Fun’ and this permeates everything we do!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Bishop Sutton is a thriving village school, with a strong sense of community. We strive for and achieve academic excellence while providing a safe and stimulating environment for children to enjoy their learning and take part in a wide range of activities across the curriculum and beyond. Children here are encouraged to challenge themselves to take risks, becoming resilient, independent and active learners. Our teaching and learning is creative, enthusiastic, dynamic and inspires a love of learning.
We are a small rural school in the beautiful village of Blagdon and on the edge of the Mendip Hills. We have around a hundred and ten children organised over four mixed-age classes. Our size helps to give our school the warm, friendly, family-feel that our families value. We know our children extremely well and treat them with respect, as unique individuals and provide our children with a caring and nurturing environment. The school motto of ‘Be the best you can be’ makes clear our commitment to developing every individual to be their very best.
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.
We are a small rural primary school with a warm family atmosphere, where every child is cared for and feels that they are known and valued for the unique person that they are. We place children at the heart of everything that we do, and we uphold an ethos that is based on Christian principles and values. Children, staff, governors and parents share an enormous pride in our school, where every opportunity is offered to inspire children to learn without limits both inside and outside of the classroom.
As a very small village school, Stanton Drew has a unique and very special feel. Everyone knows and looks out for each other and it feels like a big extended family. Parents and other family members play a big part in the life of the school and communication and contact between you and the school is frequent and informal. The maximum number of children we could have is 10 per year group, but currently many of the year groups are smaller than this, resulting in smaller class sizes.
Ubley CE Primary School aims to equip each child to be caring, capable and confident in an ever-changing world. We express our Christian values in all we think, do and say; whilst always respecting people of other faiths or none. We celebrate success by recognising and valuing every child's personal achievements and contributions.
We are a friendly, happy and inclusive school that provides a caring, stimulating and supportive environment, we will work with determination to help all children develop their full potential. We are proud of their achievements and celebrate their success. Through our school values of respect, friendship, courage, determination, excellence and awareness, we encourage positive social skills, self-respect and a caring attitude towards all others in the school and the wider community. The dedicated and committed staff team understand and relish the importance of every day in each child's life and we believe that all our children have the right to the best possible learning experiences during their time with us.
We are a Church of England School, so have close links to the Church of St. Mary and St. Peter in Winford. Christian values are integral to our ethos and our school vision is: “Winford School - where children Flourish”. We aim to help children to flourish academically, spiritually, and emotionally through a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum, filled with a variety of experiences.
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.
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.
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.
We are a community of learners that includes children, families, staff, governors, our Lighthouse Schools Partnership colleagues and the many community groups of Portishead. Working together gives our pupils the best possible chance of success. Our school is like a little dream factory, planting seeds of imagination and inspiration to support the key characteristics of the school vision; Aspiring Leaders, Global Citizenship, Lifelong Learning and Resilient, Confident Children.
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 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.