About our Primary Settings
Bradley Stoke Community School Primary Phase
Bradley Stoke Community School Primary Phase opened in September 2015 with our first cohort of 30 EYFS pupils. Our intake will continue to be 30 Reception children each year; reaching our capacity of 210 pupils in September 2021. As we are the Primary Phase of Bradley Stoke Community School, our pupils will automatically transfer to the Secondary Phase when they reach the end of Year 6. As an all-though school, we offer a unique
opportunity for children, and staff, to be part of a school community that offers both the
intimacy that a new phase brings alongside the resources and opportunities provided by a large school.
As our children are currently EYFS and KS1 only, we are able to have a high focus on developing outstanding Early Years practice. We work very closely with the South Gloucester Early Years Team, who have a training base in our school. We value and develop the natural curiosity that enables children to grow into creative, engaged and motivated learners. Our staff are all trained to deliver Forest School sessions and we make weekly visits to the woodland and nature reserve that borders our school grounds. Our curriculum is based around themed work, supported by quality key texts, and includes elements of continuous provision beyond EYFS. We view every aspect of our school day as part of our curriculum provision; for example, we have a focus on developing social skills through our lunchtime dining routines and a continuation of quality outdoor provision, supported by Teaching Assistants, through lunchtime break.
Charborough Road School
Charborough Road School is a Community Primary School, in Filton, North Bristol. We are a medium sized primary school, with 288 pupils on roll. We became an academy, as part of the Olympus Trust in January 2015.
We have nine mainstream classes in the school; there are mixed aged classes at Key Stage One, and larger, single aged classes in KS2. We also have a two-class Resource Base for pupils with Speech, Language and Communication Difficulties. This is a local authority resource, and pupils attend the Base from across South Gloucestershire and Bristol.
Whilst academic standards are high at the school, sport, Forest Schools and the arts are also central to our topic-based curriculum offer, which is based on the principles of ‘independence’, ‘creativity’ and ‘possibilities’. Each child takes part in a musical production each year, and we have a range of high performing sports teams and clubs. Pupils also take part in fortnightly Forest School sessions, which we call ‘Welly Days.’ Our aim is to enable children to develop essential skills, to be excited about learning and to be challenged to achieve their very best.
All schools have their own distinctive ‘feel’ which makes each one unique. We believe that the ‘special feel’ at Charborough Road is to do with our caring, friendly atmosphere. Our school is a welcoming, happy school where people are helpful, considerate and respectful of each other. Charborough Road children are happy and enjoy learning. We have a dedicated team of teachers, teaching assistants and support staff who strive to ensure that every child is successful, confident and responsible, equipped with all the skills they need to continue on their future learning journey.
We work in partnership with parents and carers and place great value on your support and contribution to school life. By working together, we aim to provide a happy, caring and effective learning environment, where expectations and standards are high.
Meadowbrook Primary School
Meadowbrook Primary is a two-form entry school in the heart of Bradley Stoke. We are dedicated to inspiring our learners to be successful and committed to equipping them with the mind-set, skills, knowledge and attitudes that will support them through childhood and into adulthood.
Our school is founded on core expectations and values which lead us towards our goals. We expect, provide and develop effort, responsibility and challenge which leads to the passion, community and ambition which build success.
Growth mind-set is evident throughout the school and our successful use of iPads and technology across the school is recognised through our role as an Apple Regional Training centre. We have a wide range of local and national links which support and supplement our strong STEM provision.
Meadowbrook has worked successfully with Schools Direct (and previously GTP) students and many of our trainees have gone on to be employed within our staff. We believe we have the experience and skills necessary to train the next generation of teachers. If you believe you would benefit from being immersed in a high quality and forward thinking, educational establishment, Meadowbrook will be the place to start your teaching career.
Stoke Lodge Primary School
Stoke Lodge Primary School is a vibrant and growing school that has increased capacity from 420 to 630 due to local demand. It is situated in North Bristol and serves a wide area and currently has children from Stoke Lodge, Bradley Stoke, Patchway and Little Stoke on roll.
The school is part of the Olympus Academy Trust and our 70 staff are committed to ensuring pupils have the very best start to their schooling.
Raising aspiration, encouraging independence and developing resilience are key characteristics within the school and we actively foster a growth mind-set towards learning.
The school is a safe, calm and purposeful learning environment allowing for children to develop into confident learners and prepare them for their next steps in their learning and life.
You will find Stoke Lodge Primary School to be a welcoming and happy school where adults and children are considerate and respectful of each other. Our hard working staff are committed to providing high quality learning experiences for all children and strive to improve their own practice and skills in order to have a greater impact on children’s development, whilst ensuring the pastoral needs of the children are also met.
In the past Stoke Lodge Primary School has worked successfully with GTP students and many of our trainees have gone on to be employed within our staff. We welcome you to join our team where you will receive the support and development necessary in taking your first steps towards a teaching career.
Callicroft Primary School
Callicroft Primary Academy is in the heart of its community in Patchway. It has over 300 pupils on roll and we currently have eleven classes in the school. We became an academy in October 2015, and are now part of the Olympus Academy Trust.
Most pupils leave school with a good standard of self-esteem and confidence, behaviour, attainment, ICT capability, sporting achievement and involvement in charitable projects.
Learning is extended beyond the classroom, taking advantage of the extensive school grounds and locality to implement Forest Schools, termly WOW events/visits/visitors for every class and a residential visit for Year 6.
Callicroft has a strong family feel and a caring, nurturing ethos. This is very important in creating a warm, friendly environment where there is a tangible feel of everyone working together as a tightly knit family, where achievements are shared and relationships are highly productive. Each pupil is well known by the staff team and looked on as an individual. As a result, pupils approach their work with confidence, high levels of self-esteem and are not afraid of learning from their mistakes. Opportunities for supporting well-being of pupils are extensive.
The curriculum motivates pupils because it takes into account their interests and aspirations and it is enriched through a range of clubs and extra-curricular activities, all of which are free or subsidised. Consequently, the participation rate by pupils is high. In addition, the school’s Breakfast Club and Star Club provides a friendly and stimulating environment where pupils of all ages mix well together, something parents and carers particularly value.