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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Ofsted OutcomesFind out how our school didMonday, November 17, 2014 15:00
Dates and Remindersfor your diaryMonday, November 17, 2014 13:41 - Monday, December 1, 2014 01:48
KS2 are all going to the cinema on the 7th Novemberall children in KS2 are going to the cinema to watch Boxtrolls at Vue Cinema in Cribbs CausewayFriday, November 7, 2014 08:55 - 10:00
Y5 and 6 visit to MShed WWI CommemorationY5 and 6 are out on a trip all day to find out more about the rational and the consequences of WWI. We will remember themTuesday, October 21, 2014 08:52 - 15:54
PhotosWant to see what the children have been up to in Term 1 at Bannerman Road Community Academy and Children's Centre?Tuesday, October 14, 2014 17:33
Food Bank Donations to be made this weekFamilies to donate food for the food bank, last year we tool 6 boxes which were dontated to local food bank in St Mark's RoadMonday, October 13, 2014 19:20 - Monday, October 20, 2014 09:15
Parents' Evening WeekParents of children in KS1 and 2 are to make appointments with their children's class teacher. Appointments start at 3.15pmTuesday, October 7, 2014 19:16 - Tuesday, October 14, 2014 10:00
Inset Day - School is closed and the Children's Centre facilities are openAll Teaching and support staff will be receiving staff training for IPadsMonday, October 6, 2014 09:15 - 10:00
Inset Day - School is closed as is the Children's CentreStaff are being trained by Alistair Smith on helping all to achieve their aimsFriday, October 3, 2014 18:48 - 18:49
Eid Parties - All welcome in the school hall Y1-Y6 from 1.30pmCelebrating Eid - All Families welcome - from 1.30pm Y1-Y6 childrenThursday, October 2, 2014 03:22 - 04:00
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Bannerman Road Community Academy and Children's Centre is officially a Good school.

Please click the link below to read our latest report:


Merry Christmas to all! 

We wish all our families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Classes from Reception to Y6 return on the 5th January 2015 at 8.40am

Christmas Nativity

Nursery, Reception and Year 1 and 2 put on a fabulous nativity today.  Thank you to all the parents that came to watch.  To relive the wonderful experience, please click the link below.




Christmas Dinner

All of the children and staff had a lovely time at the Christmas Dinner on Thursday.  To see photos of the event please click the below link.


Forest School Staff Meeting

Staff spent yesterday evening learning about forest schools and doing activities outside.  Click on the link below to see pictures of the event.



 Always Children and Slytherin House point Award

This term the award for the always children and the house point award was to have a disco and magic show in the hall.  Click on the link below to see pictures of the event.


BMX Award

Today Year 5 and 6 Always Children had the opportunity to go to a BMX workshop, where they learnt some tricks that they could do on a BMX.  KS1 and 2 children also went to the BMX show, where Active Travel performed a number of tricks on his BMX.  Click on the link below for more photos of the event.



Dates for your diary 

Talking Newsletter every Monday
19.11.14 9-10am Face Painting Workshop in CC
21.11.14 Y6 Trip to Life Skills in Bristol
24-28.11.14 Y5/6 groups Into University
25.11.14 KS1 Pantomime All parents/carers Welcome!
First showing 9.30am Second showing 1.30.
26.11.14 Headteacher Meet, Greet and Eat
12.12.14 Headteacher and some Y5/6 Always Children visit to Paddington, London for lunch and see the inspiration for the upcoming film ‘PADDINGTON’
16.12.14 EYFS and KS1 Nativity 2pm
17.12.14 EYFS and KS1 Nativity 9.30am
18.12.14 Christmas Parties and Santa Visit
19.12.14 Last day of term – no after school club

We are now part of the LINE project in Bristol.  This means we are committed to using our local natural environments for teaching, learning and inspiration.  This is an on-going project and will involve us working with schools all over Bristol to develop our forest school areas and be part of exciting environmental projects.

We are a Natural Connections School.




We love Forest Schools at Bannerman Road Community Academy and Children's Centre.   Year 3 and 4 are currently learning all about the Ancient Greeks and spent time yesterday developing a play all about Medusa.  Year 1 and 2 have been doing lots of activities centred around the Gruffalo and year 5 and 6 are busy planting trees to develop our area.   


If you would like to see some more pictures of the children at Forest School, then please look at the following links:



All of the children will be going out every 3 weeks no matter what the weather, so please make sure your child has a coat.


Attention: Our Ofsted inspection will be taking place over the next two days - 22nd October and 23rd October.  Please feel free to come in and talk to the inspectors about our school. 


Want to see what the children have been up to in term 1 at Bannerman Road Community Academy and Children's Academy? 

Click on this link to see pictures of our Eid party and other activities. https://www.flickr.com/photos/124743148@N05/  



KS2 are all going to the cinema on the 7th November - details will be released soon!


Eid Party for all Starting at 2pm - All families are welcome


St. Paul's Carnival Info

Please click on these links to see the programme

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Coding Champions Year 5 and 6 and Coding Club have been working on producing their own games by writing their own code.  Click this link to play some of the great games they have come up with. http://apps.espressocoding.co.uk/?site_id=8969 

Tuesday 15th July 3-4.30, playing out in the school playground. Lots of activities to get involved in, including chalking, skipping, storytelling, hula hooping.  Stay and play with your child and learn more about playing out in your area.

Bannerman Road Triathletes!


On Monday, Acacia Tree Class went to the Brislington Entreprise College to take part in the Bloodhound Supersonic Car experience day. We learnt amazing facts about 3 different cars, one of which has a maximum speed of over 1000 miles per hour. Throughout the day, we took part in 3D printing, made cars from K-Nex, starting them using a pressurised oxygen pump and learnt how Engineers observe the movement and speed of their Supersonic cars using laptops and Dyna cars. We raced out K-nex cars and one group’s car (Ahmed Ahmed, Subhaan Tahir and Ikal Warsame) managed to travel from one side of the building to the other. They were awarded posters and will have their names engraved onto the side of the real Bloodhound SSC!




Dear Parents, 

Please find here a link to this year's parent questionnaire.

Forest school fun continues


Housepoint Winners and Always Children learn how to skateboard

Picture by Sumaiya, Malaika and Ticarra in Y5 and 6 as part of their Golden Time


Here is banner that the children and their families made on the UWE BRP day

The day Bannerman Road's School Council interviewed Stephen Williams MP of Bristol

How many MPs are there?

There are around 650 MPs in the UK.

How many people voted for you?

25,000 people voted for me, the candidate that came second got 11,000

How do MPs make decisions?

It is a very long process.  At the beginning we have a lot of discussions, then we have a vote.  If there is enough support for the idea then we work out all the fine details and then vote again. 

How hard was it to be elected?

Very hard.  I had to use lots of persuasive techniques.

What is the hardest part of your job?

It is never ending.  I work very long hours and travel a lot.

What do you like most about your job?

Meeting lots of new people.

Who funds the Government?


Do people live in the House of Commons?

Yes, the speaker lives there.

How do you support the Rights Respecting Award?

I have visited schools in the Middle East and am going to Bosnia with a group of children soon.

What charities do you support?

I shop in charity shops and I support cancer research.


Chestnut class making repeating patterns in maths.
Chestnut Class making Spring Flowers
A fun day for all at whitehall sports ground
Please see a programme of activities over Easter half term above. 
The children have enjoyed choosing their book. 

The book fair is open to parents Monday 17th March and Tuesday 18th March 2:50-3:20  Please come along and support.


As part of book week, all classes went to visit Junction 3. They were met by Ella, who read a story and gave a tour of the library.