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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UKLA children’s book awards click hereThe best of children’s publishing – good ideas for Christmas presents and moreWednesday, December 23, 2015 10:10 - 10:12
End of Term 2Start of the Christmas holidayFriday, December 18, 2015 15:00
KS1 Christmas ProductionAn afternoon performance to showcase our children's talentsWednesday, December 16, 2015 13:30 - 14:45
KS1 Christmas productionA morning performance to showcase our children’s talent and hard work. Wednesday, December 16, 2015 09:15 - 10:30
KS1 Christmas ProductionAn afternoon performance to showcase our children’s talent and hard work. Tuesday, December 15, 2015 13:30 - 14:45
School council to judge Class Christmas tree competitionOur school council representatives will assess 9 trees and find a worthy winnerMonday, December 14, 2015 09:00 - 15:00
Snow White PantomimeBannerman Road children and staff will be enjoying live theatreFriday, December 11, 2015 12:45 - 17:30
Christmas LunchStaff and children sharing food and goodwill. Silly hats are a bonusThursday, December 10, 2015 11:45 - 12:45
Christmas FayreCome along and support our parents as they run this festive eventTuesday, December 8, 2015 15:00 - 16:30
Non-school uniform dayA fundraising event for Felix Road Adventure PlaygroundFriday, November 27, 2015 09:00 - 15:00
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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.


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.