Welcome toPensford Primary
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 for progress in both writing and maths. 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 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 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? Although we don't currently have any vacancies, one way to gain great experience in schools that can lead to work is to volunteer. If you are interested, please do let us know.
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…
Well done to Cabot for gaining the most points in term 1, and to Carpenter who gained the most in Term 2. Carpenter won again in Term 3, and Cabot again in Term 4. Happiness, Excellence, Respect and Togetherness are the other values that children demonstrate in order to earn their points, together with 'Independence', which is highly valued across all aspects of school life.
Here are the current scores for Term 5, in which we are focusing on our value of Excellence: