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.
We are delighted that, as of 1st June 2019, we are an academy and part of The Bath and Mendip Parnership Trust.
We are also very pleased 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 national average and very significantly so in maths and writing. You can read more about our academic achievements here.
If you are a prospective parent, our 1-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 2019 or 2020. 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.
Want to work at Pensford? We do not currently have any vacancies, but if you are interested in volunteering at our school, please contact the acting headteacher, Sam Miller, via the school office.
A bit more about our school: In September 2016 we had a new headteacher – Warrick Barton. He and all the other members of the school community (including two class teachers who joined in April 2016 and new leadership at governor level) have successfully steered the school on its journey well away from the ‘requires improvement’ status conferred back in June 2013. In January 2020 Warrick Barton went on secondment and was replaced by our current acting headteacher, Sam Miller. Our key aim remains: to be considered ‘outstanding’ by all stakeholders. A look around our website will demonstrate this and you are more than welcome to visit us in order to see the many excellent aspects of our school that we and the children already see here every day. Read more…
If you would like printed copies of any of the policies or information you find on this website, please contact the school office and we will be happy to help.
All schools within the The Bath and Mendip 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.
The below are details of user friendly websites and helplines that you can visit to find out more about the advice that is being given.
DfE Co-vid 19 helpline for staff, parents, setting, young people: Phone: 0800 046 8687 (8am-6pm Monday to Friday)
Please click here to go to School Letters for copies to download.
Our newsletter contains information you need to know so, please open 'News and Events' to read the latest version.
We are part of The Bath and Mendip Partnership Trust. For information on the Trustees and on the accounts, please click the link to go to their website.