reception places for 2020

If you have a child who will be starting Reception in 2020, you can apply to the Local Authority from 12th September. Applications close on 15th January 2020.

If you would like to come to one of our open days, please contact the school office on 0117 379 0777 or to book a place.

Thursday 19th September at 10am

Tuesday 1st October at 2pm

Thursday 24th October at 10am

Wednesday 6th November at 6pm for refreshments with a 6:30pm start

Tuesday 3rd December at 2pm

Thursday 9th January at 10am

Ros Farrell, Headteacher

Ros Farrell, Headteacher

headteacher’s welcome

Welcome to Redfield Educate Together Primary Academy. We opened in 2014 and now have six year groups: Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5. We are growing each year taking in 60 children to Reception.

We are part of the Educate Together Academy Trust. Our unique ethical curriculum and our core principles are enabling us to create a learning environment that nurtures, encourages and builds the skills children will need in our increasingly diverse and globalised world. We are an equality based school where no child is an outsider and we learn together to live together. We aim to develop the whole child, encouraging their individuality, respecting each child's identity and respecting that of their family equally.

Redfield is a Rights Respecting School and this education is embedded in all interactions and explicitly taught. This supports and underpins our unique ethical Learn Together curriculum that is taught throughout the school.

We work 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.

Our core principles are:

·      Equality based i.e. all children having equal rights of access to the school, and children of all social, cultural and religious backgrounds being equally respected

·      Co-educational, all children are encouraged to explore their full range of abilities and opportunities

·      Child-centred, in that we put the children at the heart of every decision and activity. If it is not for children’s learning or welfare then why do it?

·      Democratically run with active participation by parents, pupils and the community in the daily life of the school, whilst positively affirming the professional role of teachers

We encourage and teach children to be active participants in our world, questioning and reflecting on all that life brings them.

Our ethical curriculum Learn Together is taught every day with the National Curriculum integrated into it. This means that the children will be ‘secondary ready’ with their core skills of Maths, English and Science and will also have a range of other skills to enable them to be proactive citizens. High standards in academic and non-academic subjects are the expectation.

We actively seek to question whether what we do is for the children's learning and the children's welfare. If it isn't then we question why we are doing it. We believe it is important to have high academic standards and maintain it is possible to achieve this alongside a creative and ethical curriculum.

We welcome visitors to our school where you can see for yourselves if we are achieving what we have set out to do.

Ros Farrell

Headteacher & Trust CEO


Phone: 0117 379 0777



Please see the Admissions page for details of the admissions policy. All applications for a Reception September 2020 must be made through Bristol City Council Primary School Admissions.

From time to time we have vacancies for mid-term entry and start of year entry for other year groups and this is managed by the school office so please phone us to arrange a visit. Currently we have Reception and Years 1-5 classes.

Reception Admissions 2019/20

Redfield Educate Together Primary School would like to warmly welcome all of our new families. We very much look forward to meeting you all and supporting your children on the start of their journey through school life.

What happens next? The Reception teachers are currently carrying out home visits and are very much looking forward to welcoming the children on Monday. Please refer to your child’s timetable for details of when they are in school for the next couple of weeks. The Reception children will all be in school full-time from 20th September.

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. September 2017 saw the opening of our second school at Somerdale, Keynsham and in September 2018 we are opening Mulberry Park in Bath and Parklands in Locking, Weston-super-Mare. 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 six year groups (Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5) and are growing with a new reception class each year until we are a full 420 pupil primary school.