Welcome to Redfield Educate Together Primary Academy.
The school opened its doors in 2014. In September 2015 we moved into a new, purpose built school on Avonvale Road.
Educate Together primary schools are a new type of school being offered to families in England for the first time. They are a model of primary school that has been successfully developed over the past 35 years. The model and its special ethical education curriculum, the Learn Together Curriculum, are particularly suited to the education of children for life in today's diverse and globalised world.
We are building a nurturing, equality-based school where no child is an outsider. We develop the whole child, encouraging their individuality, respecting each child's identity and respecting that of their family equally.
The school works hard to create a positive, comfortable atmosphere. The underlying concept is that human diversity enhances life, enriches culture and provides huge educational resources for current society and its future social, cultural and economic prosperity.
We teach the National Curriculum alongside our ethical Learn Together curriculum encouraging high standards in academic and non-academic subjects.
If you would like to find out more about us either as a future parent, or member of staff please contact us.
We would like to work closely with local communities so please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 0117 379 0777.
Have your say on the school plan
The Academy Development Council are consulting on the School Plan. We welcome thoughts from parents, future parents, local community and staff on what key skills, competencies and experiences you wish the children to have before they leave. Follow this link to find more details.
Ethical Education Training
From time to time we offer training for teachers and others working in Primary Education on aspects of our Learn Together Ethical Curriculum.
Reception September 2017
Please see the Admissions 2017 page for details of the admissions policy. All applications must be made through Bristol City Council Primary School Admissions. All our spaces are now full for 2016 and we have a waiting list - please phone the office if you would like to join that.
We will be holding open days in October/November 2016 for September 2017 entry. Please phone the office on 0117 3790777 to book a time. The Head or Deputy Head will show you around the classes, explain what an Educate Together school is like and how we differ to other schools. You will be able to see work children do and activities they can take part in. Spaces are limited to ensure that you have plenty of opportunity to ask questions and also to make sure we don't disrupt the classes too much. We recommend you visit without your child at this stage as there will be plenty of opportunity for them to visit later. This means you, and other parents, can get more out of your visit.
Tuesday, 11th October 10.00am and 4.00pm
Thursday, 20th October 10.15am and 2.00pm
Tuesday, 1st November 7.00pm
Friday 4th November 10.00am
Who are Educate Together?
See below or visit or the Educate Together UK site click here
Educate Together is an educational charity that already runs 90+ successful primary and secondary schools in Ireland. Educate Together schools in Ireland are extremely popular and heavily oversubscribed. Download our What Is An Educate Together School? booklet here.
What is the school like?
The school has many similarities with other Primary schools, however it has some key differences. The foundation of the school is that children of all social, cultural and religious backgrounds are respected and have equal rights. We teach the National Curriculum and alongside it a broad ethical and moral education curriculum. The school is child-centred, democratically run and actively encourages parental involvement in all aspects of school life. It is the focus on this Learn Together curriculum, the celebration and depth of learning about others and the unique ethical curriculum that sets an Educate Together school apart.
Currently we have three year groups and are growing with a new reception class each year until we are a full 420 pupil primary school.
Why did Redfield need a new school?
The school opened to address an acute shortage of primary school places in BS5 and in Redfield in particular. Educate together was chosen as the sponsor of it. It has been established with the support of a local parents’ group and operates alongside, and co-operates with, Bristol CC and the existing primary schools in the area. We now have 180 pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.