About our School

Frenchay C of E Primary School
Until August 2022 we were a small primary school for 4 – 11 year olds situated in the conservation area of Frenchay. In September 2022 the school began the first phase of expansion from 140 places to 210 places, making us a single form entry school, with one class per year group.
Founded in 1829, the school moved to its Grade II site in 1842 which was an early example of the Victorian style. In October 2022 the school moved once more to the site that once housed the Frenchay Hospital and its carpark. Since the relocation of the majority of the hospital to Southmead, a new housing estate has been built on the land. This has led to the need to increase school places and so a new, state of the art building, built to the Passivhaus standard has been built. To find out more about our building and the expansion go to our Expansion page. 
As a result of this expansion there are spaces available across most classes in the school. To find out more, please either contact us or admissions. 
Ultimately the school will become a two form entry school with up to 420 pupils in 14 classes. As the building is a state of the art passivhaus building, it features many energy saving aspects such as triple glazing to meet the Local Authorities Eco agenda.
A little history... 
Frenchay is a Conservation Area and the school building, until early September 2022 was situated in the middle of Frenchay Common, between the church and the pub. The school was built by public subscription and the local gentry who lived in the grand houses took an active interest in the school, often writing critical comments in the school log book. Frenchay is 5 miles from the centre of Bristol but is a popular place to live and visit because of its village atmosphere.
The school has strong links with the local community, including St John's Church, the Residents Association and the Parish Council. 
Our Official New School Opening with Bishop Viv and other special guests

Believe, Belong, Become
Taken from Hebrews 10:24-25
‘And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds’