Welcome to our small and vibrant primary school
We are a close school community, who work to ensure we do the best for every single child. We put a strong emphasis on children's personal and social development and put children's happiness and wellbeing at the forefront of our work.
Since June 2019, we have been an academy and we are proud to be part of The Partnership Trust. We are very proud that our 2017 results put us in the top 5% of schools nationally for progress in both writing and maths, and the top 2% for progress overall. This was followed in 2018 by excellent progress scores again, above the national average and very significantly so in maths and writing. You can read more about our academic achievements here. We are a very popular school, with 48% of our current parents having chosen Pensford despite it not being their nearest primary (Feb 2021).
If you are a prospective parent, our one-page summary of our strengths may be useful for you. We provide education in a small village setting to pupils from the immediate and surrounding areas, including Keynsham, Whitchurch and South Bristol as well as villages to the south as far as Midsomer Norton.
Our school has developed considerably in recent years and many positive changes have been brought about, leading to our strong Ofsted report and very high levels of parent satisfaction. Another thing we take pride in is that 100% of parents and carers have said (in our Ofsted Parent View survey) that they recommend the school to other parents. Our latest Ofsted report is here.
We are very pleased to be working regularly with Hidden Valley Bushcraft, who deliver regular Forest School sessions to our children.They share our philosophy about the benefits of outdoor education for all.
Want a place for your child at Pensford?
Every day is an open day at Pensford, so please do give us a call on 01761 490470 if you would like a tour of the school. Outside school hours you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , telling us the year group you need a place for and giving contact details including a phone number. The school can also be open at weekends for visits (by appointment only). The application process is online and you can register and apply here for Reception places in 2021. If your child is already of school age and you are moving to the area, applications are made directly to the school so please get in touch to arrange a visit and to get an application form.
Our remote learning offer for the 2020-21 academic year is regularly reviewed and enhanced based on feedback. You can find the latest version here.
A summary of the safeguarding measures we have in place can be found here.
All schools within The Partnership Trust are following the advice received from the Department for Public Health and Department for Education. We are aware that this is a fast-moving situation and we are monitoring the regular updates received from both of these bodies.
If it becomes necessary for any of our schools to close then you will be advised through your school’s usual parental communication routes, including the posting of updates on the school's website.
DfE Covid-19 helpline for staff, parents, setting, young people: Phone: 0800 046 8687 (8am-6pm Monday to Friday)
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