Welcome to Bannerman Road Community Academy.


Welcome to Bannerman Road Community Academy, which is an inclusive primary school in Bristol and shares its setting with the Children's Centre, providing education and caring support for our children from birth to 11 years old.
The two modern buildings in inner city Bristol,  Easton are linked by play areas and our developing landscaped areas are used in forest school activities for all children.
We celebrate our diverse and multi-lingual community and believe that all pupils are entitled to high quality, engaging and exciting teaching and learning. We have high expectations and challenge everyone to reach his or her full potential.
Our Vision
We believe that our school is a learning environment for all the stakeholders - pupils, staff, parents and the wider community.
All pupils should have the entitlement to quality engaging and exciting teaching and learning. We expect our pupils to take ownership of their learning and to assess their own progress. To do this we have high expectations and aspirations for all our pupils
Personalised learning is about helping every child and young person to do better, which means tailoring their education to their individual needs, interests and aptitudes so as to fulfill their potential and giving them the motivation to be independent, lifelong ambitious learners.
We are proud of the relationships we have with our pupils, parents/carers and believe that it is central to the making our vision come true.
• Every child leaving Bannerman Road Community Academy and Children’s Centre should:
• Enjoy the journey of learning
• Have an open and enquiring mind
• Know and be proud of their own skills and positive qualities in others
• Be able to recognise and value skills and positive qualities in others
• Achieve the highest levels of literacy, numeracy and Information Technology, together with social and communication skills
• Enjoy physical and emotional wellbeing
• Be aware of their rights and responsibilities
• This will enable each child to enjoy and make the very best of the next steps in their journey
Our Mission
We will work with the parents/carers and the local community to provide:
• • The highest quality environment, where each child is safe to take risks and learn
• • Outstanding teaching
• • Stimulating learning experiences relevant to each child’s present and future needs
Our Values
Our work together is built on the following foundations:
• • Respect for others and each other
• • Ambition for ourselves and each other
• • Perseverance
• • Responsibility
• • Independence

Read our school prospectus here

Read our children's centre prospectus here

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Latest News

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Football summer campdaily training for 6 to 16 year oldsMonday, July 27, 2015 10:00 - Friday, July 31, 2015 15:30
Bannerman Road Holiday ClubTo see the exciting activities on offer go to our 'Key Information for Parents & Carers' section and find the document near the bottom of the long listTuesday, July 14, 2015 17:43
Barton Hill Holiday Lunch ClubRunning this summer holiday Tuesday, July 14, 2015 13:15
Puppet Making WorkshopYear 3/4 will be enjoying an all day workshopMonday, July 6, 2015 09:00 - 15:00
Year 6 Transition (1/2 Year 6 each day)The children will learn some of the new skills they will need when they go to secondary school. For example, writing down their homework in a planner and bringing their own equipment to lessons.Monday, July 6, 2015 09:00 - Monday, December 7, 2015 12:00
Where Food Comes From WorkshopAs part of Bristol Green Capital 2015 in school the childern are having an assembly then a workshop for an hour.Friday, July 3, 2015 13:00 - 15:00
Sir Bannerman of the ForestEvery child who attends BRCA & CC was involved in the painting of Shaun. Also as a community school we wanted our community involved so during Easton Arts trail visitors were able to also put their mark on him. Shaun reflects our love of forest school in developing resilient, confident, independent and creative learners. The ‘wool’ was created by our youngest children and the bugs the oldest.Wednesday, July 1, 2015 13:30 - Thursday, July 16, 2015 15:00
Life BusThe 'Life Bus' will be in school Wednesday, July 1, 2015 11:27 - Friday, July 3, 2015 11:29
Shaun the SheepShaun has gone on holiday for the summerTuesday, June 30, 2015 12:39
Y5/6 class to lunch with senior citizensThe children will be shown around Kensington Baptist Church and have a shared lunchTuesday, June 30, 2015 12:15 - 13:45
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Latest Message - School has now closed for the holidays - we resume on the 2nd September at 8.40am

FREE ESOL Classes for 8 weeks starting Saturday 23rd
May 10am-12pm – all parents welcome

We are now graded as a Good school.  Please follow the link to read the full report.


"Sir Bannerman of the Forest"


Fire Fighters share their expertise with our children

The children enjoyed learning about fire fighting and trying out the equipment for themselves.

Good News!

Bannerman Academy entered the Mid Somerset Speech and Drama Festival on the 12.3.15.

Resulting in; One first place including £50.00 cash, the cup and winners’ certificate for group acting,  one second place for group verse speaking and 2 third places in the individual verse speaking classes.3 distinctions  - 87 marks +, 10 commended 84-86 marks and 4 merits 82-84 marks.  37 children aged between 5 and 11 took part.Naturally we are very delighted and I would like to thank the staff, children and families for their support, but special thanks to Fae Curry from Big Foot for leading this.


Unusual Suspects at the Children's Centre 

Community police entertain a variety of characters!  


World Book Day Assembly


Children celebrate in style

The aliens have landed! 

Over the holidays a mysterious spaceship has landed in Mango classroom and there are clues that aliens have escaped into the school. We found a trail of alien gloop, found footprints in the playground and Riyad even saw something blinking in the bushes. We have made wanted posters to help us find the aliens. Please watch out for any clues!



Year 5 and 6 Always Children Visit Paddington Station

A group of Year 5 and 6 Always children had the opportunity to go to Paddington Station to see where the film 'Paddington' was set.  They spent the day with the station master who showed them all around the station and even got to go in first class.  To see more photos of their day, please click on the photo below.


School Council Trip to Kingshill Church School

The school council had a great day Kingshill Church School on the 26th January.  They spent the day working with their school council and thinking about how we can develop a link between the two schools.  The school council will be doing an assembly on the 9th March at 9.15 to tell the rest of the school and our families about this exciting project.   Please follow the link to see some photos of the day.


Y5/6 Pen Pals to visit

Students are looking forward to Pals from Dunster visiting on the 26th of February

Parent's Coffee Morning

We have a parent's coffee morning that takes place every Wednesday morning in the Children's Centre between 8.45 and 10.   On the 14th January, Jordan Cleary, our local PCSO will be coming to talk about car parking around our setting and the risks that can be associated with this.


What has been going on at Bannerman Road Community Academy and Children's Centre?

Click on the link below to see photos of what has been happening in the last few weeks.