Christ Church School has been serving the Clifton and Bristol community since 1852 when it originated as a separate Boys and Girls school in what is now the Clifton Library.
Over the decades the school grew and in 1967 it needed to move to larger premises. After much debate on a suitable site, a new ‘state of the art’ school was built in the square of Royal Park.
The school continued to expand until in 2014, it was substantially extended and refurbished to accommodate the 2 forms of entry per year group that we provide today.
Location and Facilities
We are proud of the facilities that Christ Church School can offer - modern classrooms, 2 halls for PE/ Drama/ Dining, practical room for Art/ Pottery/ DT, food tech room for cooking, 2 ICT suites, music room, learning resource centre as well as an attractive playground and games court set within the tall trees of Clifton.
The location of Christ Church School within the heart of Clifton enables our children to benefit from a rich and diverse curriculum where we can easily access many cultural and sporting facilities within walking distance of the school. It is a common occurrence to see a smartly dressed, excited ‘crocodile’ of Christ Church children walking into Clifton Village, to Bristol Zoo, Christ Church, Bristol Museum, the Suspension Bridge, the Downs, the University swimming pool, Redgrave Theatre and many more wonderful venues in the local community.
Our School Vision
Our community (staff, governors, parents and children) have contributed to our vision will value the contribution made by all individuals whilst recognising people naturally hold different ambitions, aspirations, beliefs and life experiences. It is essential to harness our common characteristics and experiences so all have a sense of belonging.
To develop the power of learning through creating a caring and vibrant community. Embracing a culture of excellence where every child is valued and nurtured; equipped with a love for education and prepared for tomorrow. Together we learn.
We are an inclusive, culturally diverse community with a strong ethos and shared values. All partners in our school community display our values in both work and play and as a result our children thrive in a safe and secure environment in which all are valued.
We are a Church of England school, our community has a range of faiths and those with no faith; our values are shared, we learn about each other in order to develop understanding and respect. We recognize that whist we all have similarities and differences everyone is unique and we all have skills and talents to share.
Our school values:
Kindness - We are gentle, kind and helpful
Honesty - We always tell the truth
Aspiration - We work hard to achieve our goals
Responsibility - We are responsible for our actions and our property
Respect - We listen and are polite and courteous
Co-operation - We work together as a team
|Our values are embedded in the ethos of our school. The rich tapestry of different cultures and beliefs is seen by our school as an opportunity for our children to develop a sense of place and belonging in the world in which we live.
We aim to grow responsible citizens who have a voice and are willing to actively contribute to society. We promote a healthy school/healthy planet agenda enabling our children to learn and reflect upon their own and others actions and the impact they have.
Our elected School council and Eco team lead our school to discuss issues and implement change for the good; the health of our school community and the environment.
We value a strong partnership with our parents/carers and therefore provide opportunities for our parents/carers to get involved with the life of our school.
Teachers provide a termly newsletter with information about the content of the curriculum to be covered with ideas to support and enrich learning at home.
We invite parents/carers into school to join assemblies and the results of workshops.
We welcome parents/carers to share their skills to widen the children’s experiences and to provide role models that our children can aspire to.
We welcome support to facilitate trips and activities.
Curriculum leaders run workshops to share our teaching strategies to support learning at home.
We use Szapp an app for our school community to support with information sharing and communication.
We have a very proactive Parent Teacher Association who organise events for our children and parents/carers with the aim of providing both social and fundraising events for our school community. Annually the PTA provide significant additional funds that benefit the children of our school