Improved facilities for school

November 09 2013

PLANS for new buildings to help Bishop Road Primary meet the growing demand for school places have been unveiled.

PLANS for new buildings to help Bishop Road Primary meet the growing demand for school places have been unveiled.

The popular school is proposing to create additional classroom spaces, as well as a new reception area, library and school kitchen to cater for the increase in pupils.

A proposal has also been put forward for the re-development of the former scout headquarters, located on the Bishop Road playing field.

Bristol City Council bought the 1,400 square metre site in Beauchamp Road for £300,000 to help create additional primary school places. 

The school's plans include a new multi-function learning space has been proposed to accommodate for the development of curricular and non-curricular activities; new sports changing and toilet facilities and new opportunities for community use.

Bishop Road already has more than 700 pupils from ages three to 11, making it one of the largest primary schools in Bristol.

It now takes in 120 four-year-olds each year and it will grow over time to accommodate 840 children aged four to 11. 


Recent statistics revealed that there were 5,329 applications for primary school places this year in Bristol - a 1,300 increase since 2008.