Pensford Primary School

Pensford Primary School

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“Pupils feel safe
at school and are kind
to one another. They like
being at school and appreciate
the many experiences
they have.” - Ofsted
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Applications for school places in September 2019 opened on 12th September, and we have been enjoying showing prospective parents around our school.  If you also like what you find on our website and would like to book a visit, please contact us on 01761 490470 or pensford_pri@bathnes.gov.uk .  We offer individual time slots before, during and after the school day to suit you.  We also held an open day on Tuesday 9th October and will be holding another one on Tuesday 23rd October to coincide with open days at other Chew Valley schools.

Welcome to our small and vibrant primary school. We are a close school community, who work as a supportive and dedicated team to ensure we do the best for every single child. We are very proud that Ofsted have visited us recently and described how good we are!   

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. 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 & 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 recently (in the Ofsted Parent View survey) that they recommend the school to other parents. You can see by clicking here how parent feedback is very strong in all areas.  The Ofsted report can be found here.

We are delighted 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 pensford_pri@bathnes.gov.uk , 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 2018.  If your child is already of school age and you are moving to the area, the process is detailed here.

Want to work at Pensford? We currently have one vacancy for a Clerk to Governors.  Please see the side panel for a link to the full advertisement.

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.  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…

CurrentHouse Points

We collect house points when we demonstrate our school values of Happiness, Excellence, Ambition, Respect and Togetherness.  We also get points for demonstrating independence.  Each term we focus on one value and in Term 1 we have been focusing on Togetherness.  Here is how the points stand at the moment:

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  • 1125
    Cabot
  • 1068
    Carpenter
  • 1089
    Blackwell

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Applications for school places in September 2019 opened on 12th September.  You can find the local authority information about this here.

GDPR - our updated data protection policy and privacy statements are available here.

JOB VACANCY - Clerk to Governors (start date negotiable)

This is a role suited to anyone with very good administrative skills and an interest in supporting the strategic work of the governors.  The number of hours could be as low as 33 per year; on the other hand, we know of a number of other schools who are keen to share a clerk so this could potentially be considerably higher.

Please contact us by email: pensford_pri@bathnes.gov.uk if you would like to find out more about this opportunity. 

Please click here to go to School Letters for copies to download.

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