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Fonthill Primary Academy
“Working Together, Achieving Together”
Ofsted April 2014
“Good” with “features of outstanding teaching“
At Fonthill, we understand that choosing the right school for your child is an important decision. Children learn best when parents, carers and staff work together to support their learning experiences. We are a school at the heart of our community and believe in working in partnership with you to give your child the best possible start to education.
We are committed to ensuring every child has an exciting, enriching and successful start to school life, which gives them a firm foundation to continue their learning journey with us as they move through the school.
The Journey begins here …….
Built in the 1930s Fonthill School is one of the oldest and most established schools in Southmead.
We continue to build on what has already been established and now benefit from extensive grounds with two dedicated and purpose built outdoor spaces for Early Years children.
There are separate playgrounds for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 children and a large playing field for sporting activities. In addition we have a Super Sports Court for all children to enjoy.
We enjoy a spacious building with two halls, a library and cosy reading areas. Our classrooms are both stimulating and enjoyable and adapted to meet the needs of the children in that age range.
Helping children on their Journey………..
Learning is a journey that takes us in many directions and can lead us to many different places. We help children at every stage of their journey by equipping them with the skills they need to be successful life long learners.
- A broad balanced and enriched curriculum
- Committed staff with a wide range of experience and expertise to meet the needs of every child
- An ethos that encourage all children to be the best that they can be.
- Educational, Social and Emotional support
- High emphasis on respecting the rights of the child and developing their responsibilities
- A safe environment with high expectations of behaviour.
Experiences on the Journey……..
Breakfast Club operates daily and offers a healthy and delicious start to the day.
An exciting and engaging curriculum taught through topics all of which are inspired by high quality children’s books. Each topic is launched with a WOW event and children enter the topic through a “special doorway”.
A strong emphasis on developing reading, writing and maths skills.
Extra support for those who need it.
Specialist PE coach and IT Teacher.
A wide range of lunchtime and after school clubs such as art classes, recorder sessions, sports clubs, games and many more.
Special themed events providing extra learning opportunities that cater to the wide range of interests for our children.
Trips and adventures in the local community to enhance learning.
Celebrations of success.
Joining the Journey
We are a mixed school, starting from Nursery (the term your child turns 3) to Year 6. We have 30 places in each Year group and follow the Local Authorities’ Admissions Policy.
This Prospectus is designed to give you a flavour of our school. However to really understand our school we recommend you and your child come for a visit where you can meet the staff and see for yourself all the fabulous things we have to offer.