Frenchay School Expansion

Take a look at our PDF of how the new build is coming along and learn a little more about Passivhaus standards. 
Frenchay Primary School Enlargement
 
Due to the new Redrow housing development in Frenchay there is a need for additional school places. As a result the school, along with the local authority, are working together to enlarge the existing school. The proposal is to build a new two storey passivhaus building on the site of the now closed Frenchay hospital car park. This will accommodate up to 420 pupils as a 2 form entry school.

The building project schedule has been negatively impacted due to the COVID_19 pandemic. As a result the planned opening is hoped to be during the academic year of 2022/23. 

This is an exciting time for Frenchay Primary as there will be many further opportunities available to us when additional space is available.

The school had a successful OFSTED Inspection in March 2019. As a school we greatly value each and every individual, both pupils, parents and staff and this is demonstrated through our vision and values. The school is currently small, with a capacity of 140 pupils. It is proposed that, once we move into the new building, we will increase the number of pupils over time. The leadership, staff and governors of the school will remain the same.

The school has been designed with curves which are gentler than sharp, straight edges, representing our ethos as a Church school. Plans incorporate eco efficient features such as triple glazing and a timber frame. The building hopes to be light and airy, with large doors leading to the outside from each classroom to allow ease of learning both inside and outside. Each year group from EYFS to year 3 will have their own garden area to work and explore in. Years 4 to 6 will look out over the adjacent conservation area. It is hoped that a striking atrium, where the library space will be, will allow light to stream through the corridors. From here you can walk out onto the spiritual/ reading garden where our mosaic will be laid, which was made by the children currently in the school.

Outside space hopes to offer trees for growing fruit to be used in the kitchens, space to run and play, a football pitch, netball and basketball courts.

We are very excited about the enlargement of the school and look forward to continuing our close links with St Johns Church and the surrounding community when we move. 

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’