If at all possible, children must be kept at home. If one parent is a key worker and the other isn’t, please make arrangements for children to stay at home. We have very limited capacity, and must prioritise those children whose parents have no other option for childcare at this time.
…to Elmlea Junior School from Lorraine Wright, Headteacher.
This is a successful school with an excellent reputation because happiness and learning go hand-in-hand. Ofsted has judged this school with the highest grade “Outstanding” with the most recent in March 2015. Please read our most recent inspection report here: Ofsted Report March 2015, and the letter from our Chair of Governors here: Letter from Chair of Governors. The Department for Education Performance Tables rate Elmlea Junior School as the highest performing school in Bristol in 2018: Bristol Primary Schools’ Performance Table.
You will find us tucked away at the top of a leafy lane in Westbury-on-Trym. This quiet location means that our stunning, tree-lined site – which has wonderful facilities – is often quite a surprise to first-time visitors. However; it’s usually the warm, happy atmosphere that leaves the lasting impression..
It’s interesting to hear what people take away from their visit: children busy at cookery club; a rehearsal in the modern dance studio; sports on the field; the buzz of building robots in the computer suite; or simply the fun that’s had at playtime, particularly on the adventure trail!
It is our aim that all pupils enjoy their individual learning journey. We have a culture of caring and nurturing, where our dedicated staff encourage and support each child to reach their full potential.
We foster attitudes of courtesy, thoughtfulness and a sense of responsibility for each individual’s own life and for the lives of people around them. We are a forward-thinking school that relishes the opportunities and embraces the challenges of the modern world. This is what makes us a flourishing school, of which we’re all very proud to be a part.
We hope our website gives you a sense of Elmlea and that it will inspire you. Please visit us – details of how to arrange a visit are on the Contact Us page – we will be delighted to welcome you.