Our schools


Our Vision and Approach

The Church of England Vision for Education clearly articulates the Church's involvement in education as we all seek to meet the challenges and opportunities which have arisen over the past few years. This vision embraces the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of children and young people. It offers a vision of human flourishing for all, one that embraces excellence and academic rigour whilst setting them within this wider framework. The vision is worked out theologically and educationally through four key themes:

  • Wisdom, Knowledge and Skills
  • Hope and Aspiration
  • Community and Living Well Together
  • Dignity and Respect

A range of services, activities, resources, courses, advice and guidance is offered to our diverse range of schools to support these four key themes. 

The education team is staffed by a small but experienced staff group with a vast skill set and knowledge base. No question is too large or too small and we strive to work in partnership with those we serve, listening to needs and responding appropriately.

The team seeks to support in these main areas:

  • School Effectiveness: leadership, vision, values, pedagogy, impact, well-being and pastoral support
  • School Organisation: governance, buildings, partnerships including academies, legal and admissions
  • Church School Links: partnership awards, mentoring; parish school relationships
  • Youth and Childrens Ministry: children and youth opportunities, organised through the Parish and External Relations Team

We are very proud of the quality of our schools and education related activities,continually striving to see that all of our church schools are acknowledged as 'Good' or better by Ofsted and through SIAMS; that all schools offer and signpost to regular, distinctly Christian activities and our parish-school networks, ecumenical partnering and chaplaincy are strong and sustainable.

One million pupils are freely educated in a Church of England school every day. The Church of Englands purpose in its schools is providing a distinctive and effective education that reflects God's love for humanity.

At the start of the 19th Century in Britain, it was almost exclusively children from privileged and wealthy families who enjoyed the opportunity of a good education. In the belief that all children deserved the right to acquire basic literacy, numeracy and work skills, the Church of England began to establish schools in as many of its parishes as possible. 

Today, over 200 years later, church schools are still providing education that is inclusive and open to all. The Church of England is the largest provider of schools in England with over 4,800 Church of England primary and secondary schools and academies. Within the Diocese of Bristol, we are proud of our 71 Church of England schools and academies, including two Anglican/Methodist primary schools. This represents over 15,000 children, young people and the adults who care for them, who come into contact with our team and the Diocese. Every church school, therefore, will have the support of the clergy, foundation governors and those in their local parish who will work in partnership with the headteacher and staff to develop and promote the schools Christian foundation.

Without seeking to proselytize, Church of England schools make no apology for offering a spiritual and moral basis for the education they provide.  A great church school is only great if its education offer enables strong academic progress within the aim for wider human flourishing. Each school will have a distinctively Christian vision and a set of Christian values which inform and shape the curriculum, all school policy and practice, as well as the work of the leadership team.

Diocese of Bristol Church of England Schools

Almondsbury CE VC Primary School
Sundays Hill, Almondsbury, Bristol, BS32 4DS
01454 612517

Ashton Keynes CE VC Primary School
Gosditch, Ashton Keynes, Swindon, SN6 6NZ
01285 861436

Avonmouth CE VC Primary School
Catherine Street, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11 9LG
0117 9030280

Bishopstone CE VC Primary School
Icknield Way, Bishopstone, Swindon, SN6 8PW
01793 790521

Box CE VC Primary School
High Street, Box, Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 8NF
01225 742663

Brinkworth Earl Danby’s CE VC Primary School
School Hill, Brinkworth, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 5AX
01666 510406

By Brook Valley CE Primary School
The Street, Yatton Keynell, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 7BA
01249 783006

Christ Church CE VC Infant School
Christchurch Avenue, Downend, Bristol, BS16 5TG
01454 866562

Christ Church CE VC Junior School
Pendennis Road, Downend, Bristol, BS16 5JJ
01454 866516

Christ Church CE Primary School (Clifton)
Royal Park, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3AW
0117 377 2830

Christ Church CE VC Primary School (Hanham)
Memorial Road, Hanham, Bristol, BS15 3LA
01454 867145

Christian Malford Church of England Primary
Church Road, Christian Malford, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 4BW
01249 720496

Colerne CE VC Primary School 
Quarry Lane, Colerne, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 8DU 
01225 742367

Crudwell CE VC Primary School
Crudwell, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9ER
01666 577357

The Deanery CE Academy
Peglars Way, Swindon SN1 7DA
01793 236611

Easton CE Academy
Beaufort Street, Easton, Bristol, BS5 0SQ
0117 377 3070

Fishponds Church of England Academy
Fishponds Road, Fishponds, Bristol, BS16 3UH
0117 903 0491

Frampton Cotterell CE VC Primary School
Rectory Road, Frampton Cotterell, Bristol, BS36 2BT
01454 867205

Frenchay CE VC Primary School
Churchside, Frenchay, Bristol, BS16 1NB
01454 868181

Holy Trinity (CE/Methodist) VA Primary School
Broad Croft, Bradley Stoke, Bristol, BS32 0BD
01454 866735

Horfield CE VC Primary School Bishop
Manor Road, Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol, BS10 5BD
0117 903 0041

Hullavington CE VC Primary School
The Street, Hullavington, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 6EF
01666 837604

Iron Acton CE VC Primary School
Wotton Road, Iron Acton, Bristol, BS37 9UZ
01454 228322

King William Street CE Primary School
King William Street, Swindon, SN1 3LB
01793 522346

Kingfisher CE Academy  
Peglars Way, Swindon, SN1 7DA 
01793 379521

Kington St Michael CE VC Primary School
The Ridings, Kington St Michael, Chippenham, SN14 6JG
01249 750454

Lacock CE VC Primary School
High Street, Lacock, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2LQ
01249 730271

Langley Fitzurse CE VC Primary School
Middle Common, Kington Langley, Chippenham, SN15 5NN
01249 750295

Lea and Garsdon CE VC Primary School
The Street, Lea, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9PG
01666 823534

Lydiard Millicent CE Primary School
The Butts, Lydiard Millicent, Swindon, SN5 3LR
01793 770571

Malmesbury CE Primary School
Tetbury Hill, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9JR
01666 823514

Mangotsfield CE VC Primary School
Church Farm Road, Emersons Green, Bristol, BS16 7EY
01454 867400

Manor CE VC Primary School
Roundways, Coalpit Heath, Bristol, BS36 2LF
01454 866555

Marshfield CE VC Primary School
Chippenham Road, Marshfield, Chippenham, SN14 8NY
01225 891246

Minety CE VC Primary School
Sawyer's Hill, Minety, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9QL
01666 860257

Oaksey CE VC Primary School
The Street, Oaksey, Malmesbury, Wiltshire, SN16 9TG
01666 577221

Oliver Tomkins CE VA Infant School
Beaumaris Road, Toothill, Swindon, SN5 8LW
01793 870471

Oliver Tomkins CE VA Junior School
Beaumaris Road, Toothill, Swindon, SN5 8LW
01793 872100

Olveston CE VC Primary School
Elberton Road, Olveston, Bristo,l BS35 4DB
01454 613299

Pucklechurch CE VC Primary School
Castle Road, Pucklechurch, Bristol, BS16 9RF
0117 937 2579

Ridgeway Farm CE Academy
The Buffer, Purton, Wiltshire, SN5 4GT
01793 677471

Seagry CE Primary School
Upper Seagry, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 5EX 
01249 720213

Sherston CE VC Primary School 
Knockdown Road, Sherston, Malmesbury, SN16 0NJ 
01666 840237

Somerfords' Walter Powell School
Dauntsey Road, Great Somerford, Chippenham, SN15 5HS
01249 720797

South Marston CofE School
Old Vicarage Lane, South Marston, Swindon, SN3 4SH
01793 823379

St Peters Primary C of E Academy
Lord's Mead, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN14 0LL
01249 653537

St Anne's CE VC Primary School
School Road Oldland Common, Bristol, BS30 6PH
01454 862500

St Barnabas CE VC Primary School (Bristol)
Albany Road, Montpelier, Bristol, BS6 5LQ
0117 377 2391

St Barnabas CE VC Primary School (Warmley)
Poplar Road, North Common, Warmley, Bristol, BS30 5NW
01454 862233

St Chad’s CE VC Primary School
Cranham Drive, Patchway, Bristol, BS34 6AQ
01454 866523

St Francis CE VA Primary School
Aiken Road, Taw Hill, Swindon. SN25 1UH
01793 727624

St George CE VC Primary School
Queen's Parade, Brandon Hill, Bristol, BS1 5XJ
0117 377 2480

St Helen's CE VC Primary School
Greenhill, Alveston, Bristol, BS35 2QX
01454 866530

St John's CE VC Primary School
Worrall Road Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2UH
0117 903 0251

St Leonard’s CE Primary Academy
Linley Road, Blunsdon, Swindon, SN26 7AZ
01793 721423

St Mary Redcliffe & Temple CE VA Secondary School
Somerset Square, Redcliffe Bristol, BS1 6RT
0117 377 2100

St Mary Redcliffe CE VC Primary School
Windmill Close, Windmill Hill, Bristol, BS3 4DP
0117 353 4760

St Mary's CE VA Primary School (Yate)
Church Road, Yate, Bristol, BS37 5BG
01454 867155

St Mary's CE VC Primary School (Purton)
College Road, Purton, Swindon, SN5 4AR
01793 770239

St Michael on the Mount CE VC Primary School
Park Lane, St Michael's Hill, Bristol, BS2 8BE
0117 903 0434

St Michael's CE VC Primary School (Stoke Gifford)
Ratcliffe Drive, Stoke Gifford, Bristol, BS34 8SG
01454 866781

St Michael's CE VC Primary School (Winterbourne)
Linden Close, Winterbourne, Bristol, BS36 1LG
01454 867105

St Peter’s CE VC Primary School (Bishopsworth)
Ellfield Close, Bishopsworth, Bristol, BS13 8EF
0117 377 2186

St Peter’s (Anglican/Methodist) VC Primary School (Pilning)
Bank Road, Pilning, Bristol, BS35 4JG
01454 631137

St Sampson's CE VC Primary School
Bath Road, Cricklade, Swindon ,SN6 6AX
01793 750452

St Stephen's CE VC Junior School
Lansdown Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 1XD
01454 867175

Stoke Bishop CE Primary School
Cedar Park, Bristol, BS9 1BW
0117 377 2173

Sutton Benger CE VA Primary School 
40 Chestnut Road, Sutton Benger, Chippenham, SN15 4RP
01249 720407

Tadpole Farm CE Primary Academy
Greene Street, Tadpole Garden Village, Swindon, SN25 2QS
01793 729740

Westbury on Trym CE Academy
Channels Hill, Westbury on Trym, Bristol, BS9 3HZ
0117 377 2605

Wick CE VC Primary School
Church Road, Wick, Bristol, BS30 5PD
0117 937 2399

Cathedral Primary School 
Abbey House, College Square, BS1 5TS
0117 353 2052