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This week marked the beginning of the end of the transition phase with our ‘settling-in evening’. Year 7 parents and students came in and had a look around the school. It was an opportunity to speak with tutors and find out how they have been doing since the leap to secondary. Parents found it beneficial and enjoyed the informality of it; students were proud to show them round and the conversations with tutors were instructive. Thank you to everyone who came along and to students and staff.

On a similar note, I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit Henleaze Juniors last week and meet with Mr Barber. He showed me around the school and I saw lots of amazing work and teaching across year groups. I have visits lined up with other primary schools within the NW24 cluster. We are focusing our transition work on the curriculum, ensuring that the work done by students in primary schools is built upon and accelerates as they move into secondary. This includes the idea of using shared language so that students can recognise things they have done already, whether it is content or skills, meaning they are quicker to recognise similar learning opportunities. I’m off to St Ursula’s later today to meet Mr Moody and to see their first big Year 6 group. I am very excited.

Paul Jones


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Open Events

Registration for our last Open Day is still open. To take the opportunity to visit the school and learn more about us and admissions for September 2018, visit this page to register.

The PowerPoint from the Open Evening on 27 September can be found here

Curriculum Information Evenings

Year 10 and 11 Curriculum information evenings were held on the following dates:

Year 10 - Thursday 21 September. The Powerpoint from this evening can be found here

Year 11 - Thursday 28 September. The Powerpoint from this evening can be found here

Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

Pupil Premium is additional funding for every child who is eligible for free school meals throughout their time at school. Information about Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium can be found here. Please also refer to the guide for parents.

Free school meals applications for Bristol Free School should be made online here.

Further Pupil Premium information for Bristol Free School can be found here.

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