We would like to extend a very warm welcome to you from everyone at Ashley Down School Federation.
We are a split site school federation that brings together Ashley Down Infant School and Ashley Down Primary School, including the new Brunel Field site. The original Infant and Junior School buildings on Downend Road and Olveston Road have been serving the community of Ashley Down and Horfield for over 100 years and currently have 2 classes in each year group from Reception up to Year 6. The new Brunel Field site, off Ashley Down Road and next to Gloucestershire County Cricket Club and City of Bristol College, can also accommodate 2 classes in each year group from Reception up to Year 6. The new site has been open for 3 years and is filling up classes from Reception year on year.
We have a Federation Leadership Team that works across the school sites with the senior leadership positions of Executive Headteacher post, held by Laurence Pitt, and two Associate Headteacher posts, held by Amy Sood and Don Collins. Staff teams work closely together between and across the school sites.
We pride ourselves on having a welcoming and nurturing school environment that respects and celebrates diversity. We aim to provide a broad, engaging and stimulating education for all our children that brings together a strong focus on learning skills with a joy in achieving to a very high standard in all aspects of learning. We look forward to working in partnership with you over the coming years so that we continue to raise standards and develop learning opportunities for all.
The federation brings together the core values of Ashley Down Infant and Primary Schools:
These values are promoted across the school community and act as the basis of all our learning. We aim for high standards at all times and in all aspects of school life, and expect excellent and responsible behaviour from all members of our school community, adults and children alike. Our main aim is that pupils and adults work hard together to celebrate the joy and fun of learning on a daily basis.
We provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities at school. We have a very strong tradition of music, drama and the creative arts with lots of opportunities during the year for children to show off their talents and commitment. We also have an excellent record of participation and achievement in sporting clubs and competitions with children having the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in competitions against other local schools.
We look forward to a long, happy and successful association with you and your children over the coming years as the Ashley Down School Federation grows and evolves.