Latest News 

Bad Weather

In the event of snow we will try to keep the school open, but details of any adjustments to the normal timetable will be posted here.

Please read our snow policy for further details.

During bad weather please make sure your children have suitable footwear, warm clothing and, if possible, a hat and gloves.

Cooperative Forum Meeting

Thanks to those who attended the last meeting of the Cooperative Forum in November. There was an excellent turnout and productive discussions about a number of issues. You can read the draft minutes of the meeting by clicking here.

The next meeting will look at the work being done to develop our playtimes with the OPAL project - a date and time will be published soon.

Admissions for September 2015

The admission deadline has now passed. For late applications, and for places in other years, please contact Bristol City Council admissions team, via

Elmgrove Road Development 

Work continues on the Elmgrove site, and you can see more about the building and grounds on our School Expansion page.

OFSTED Inspection

The school was inspected on 25th and 26th June 2014. 

The school was pleased with the results of the inspection, which judged that the overall effectiveness of the school is 'Good'.

The following judgements were also made:

-  Achievement of Pupils - Good

-  Quality of Teaching - Good

-  Behaviour and safety of pupils - Good

-  Leadership & Management - Outstanding


The summary of key findings includes:

*  All groups of pupils achieve well. Attainment is, currently, above the latest national averages in both key stages.

*  Most pupils are, currently, making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

*  Pupils benefit from teaching that is usually good, with a growing amount that is outstanding.

*  Reading is taught very well. Pupils quickly grasp the skills they need and go on to become fluent readers with a love of books. 

*  Pupils behave well and value their school. They have positive attitudes to learning and take good care of each other.

*  The headteacher and senior team provide very strong leadership. They promote high quality teaching, which results in pupils’ achievement being good and improving.

*  Governors are rigorous and efficient in conducting their responsibilities. They are focused exceptionally well on improving outcomes for all pupils. 

The full report can be downloaded by clicking here.

Latest School Calendar Events

International Week02Feb2015

Various activities culminating in an International Peace Concert in the school hall on Thursday 5th at 3.00.

EAL Tea & Cakes06Feb2015

15:30 pm - 16:00 pm @ School hall

Last day of term 313Feb2015


Year 3 Tea & Cakes13Feb2015

15:30 pm - 16:00 pm @ School hall

Half term16Feb2015

Class photographs25Feb2015

@ School hall

PTAF Quiz Night27Feb2015

19:30 pm - 22:30 pm @ School hall

Year 2 trip04Mar2015

PTAF Film Night06Mar2015

18:00 pm - 20:30 pm @ School hall

Parent Consultation Evening17Mar2015

15:30 pm - 20:00 pm @ School

Bookings must be made via the online system from 1st March.

Parent Consultation Evening19Mar2015

15:30 pm - 20:00 pm @ School

Bookings must be made via the online system from 1st March.

Year 2 Tea & Cakes20Mar2015

15:30 pm - 16:00 pm @ School hall

Calendars page(s): School Calendar >>


Assessment, Reporting & Results

This section explains how children are assessed, how assessments are reported to parents, and the results our children achieved across the whole school at the end of 2014.

Curriculum Information

The school has adopted the innovative Edison curriculum and parents who missed the recent meeting about it can watch the slideshow presentations for each Year via the Learning/Curriculum Info menu above, or see the Overview by clicking here.

Online Payment System Available

You can make an online payment for Meals, Trips, Sports and Music by going to or by clicking here. You can also check balances and see details of previous payments.

You will need to register your details and activate payment by using a code unique to your child, which is available from the school office.

Please contact the School Office on 0117 377 2610 or via email by clicking here.

PTAF Slideshow
Our Parents, Teachers and Friends Association has put together a slideshow of its amazing fundraising activities, which you can see here.


Colston's Primary School, 18 Cotham Grove, Bristol, BS6 6AL  Tel: 0117 377 2610

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11 Nov 2014 RT @childssulzmann: Work has started on the new annexe we've designed for @ColstonsPrimary

11 Nov 2014 RT @BristolLS: Both sessions today are from Colstons Primary School @ColstonsPrimary #Cotham #BS6. 60 pupils making themselves safer!

7 Nov 2014 “@BristolCouncil: Construction manager wins award for development at Bristol school” - Iain is now managing Elmgrove!

18 Oct 2014 School photographs on Monday! Brushed hair, wiped chins and cheesy smiles optional.

10 Oct 2014 Read the latest update about our Elmgrove annexe build

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