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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Staff Preparation for next academic yearStaff to be in school Friday, July 22, 2016 - 08:30 - 16:30
End of Term 6N.B. school finishes at 1pmThursday, July 21, 2016 - 13:00
Basic First Aid TrainingYear 6 will spend the morning learning about basic first aid. Friday, July 8, 2016 - 09:00 - 12:00
Curriculum INSET Training day for school staff - children have day offThursday, July 7, 2016 - 08:30 - 16:30
Police League Year 5 football Final matchAWAY vs Whitehall - 13 children, both girls and boys, to be selected the week before each matchWednesday, June 29, 2016 - 13:00 - 15:00
Yew Tree visit their pen pals in Dunster Children will explore the school and the surrounding countryside.Monday, June 27, 2016 - 08:00 - 16:30
Bristol Together (Y5 ONLY) tournament Keynsham football Club - all day tournament Friday, June 24, 2016 - 09:00 - 16:30
Police League Year 5 football Rescheduled fixtureAWAY vs St Nicholas of Tolentine - 13 children, both girls and boys, to be selected the week before each matchWednesday, June 22, 2016 - 13:30 - 14:30
FootballThere is the final football training for Bristol Together tonightTuesday, June 21, 2016 - 15:00 - 16:15
All Hallows FestivalA family friendly weekend of arts and events, see what’s going on here at BannermanSunday, June 19, 2016 - 11:00 - 17:00
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Term 2 2015-2016

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


Y3/4 Always children meet 'Pets at Home' 

Group Acting Success in the Mid Somerset Festival 

Well done to our talented young actors who won their class with an outstanding score of 90!

Community Police Officer gives internet safety assembly


Ho Ho Ho Happy Holidays! 

Santa comes to Bannerman and Rudolf almost loses his nose!

Year 3&4 and the harmonica group join together to perform in a festive assembly 


Santa and his elf in their grotto at our winter fayre

Christmas story puppet show 

Cycle West give an assembly

Reception children learn about real living owls

Owls don't eat worms and most are not nocturnal!   



Chrissie Wellington 'Iron Man' 4 times world champion visits Bannerman Road 


Chrissie Wellington joins our Forest School and helps to make pop-corn


Bannerman Road Art Group Children visit ‘Sanctum’


A school trip to see work by Internationally known artist Theaster Gates; he has made an art venue reusing building materials from around Bristol within the ruins of a city centre church.

CAB Anti-bullying assembly


Students came to help our KS2 children get a better understanding of bullying, including cyber-bullying. 

Year 5/6 children take on Andalusía Academy in a 7-a-side match

The local PSCO (Police Community Support Officers) have organised an inter primary school football league taking place every other Wednesday and Bristol City will be sending one of their Under 18 squad members to referee the games.


PCSO football league

Bannerman Children show what they know in the School Council's Anti-Bullying Assembly 

See our Assembly Blog:-


Bannerman children meet boxer Lee Haskins


"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.