As a school striving to be at the very heart of our local community, we value the links we have established with a wide range of community organisations. As well as exploring our local community in order to enhance learning, we also foster links with groups in order to work in partnership for the benefit of our families.
Links with community organisations are many and varied!
We nurture links with religious and cultural groups: volunteers from St Philip's and St Jacob's church help with activities and we have regular visits to and from Andalusia Academy. Women from St Jude’s Somali group have delivered training and have also used the school as a venue for community activities. Links with Bristol’s multi-faith forum and with the City of Sanctuary movement have strengthened our commitment to being a school where diversity is both celebrated and seen as a strength.
We have also built links with training providers, in order to offer learning opportunities for parents and children. ACTA community theatre, WEA, the Learning Communities Team, The Mindful Parenting Community Project and the Red Cross are amongst the groups we have worked in partnership with, to offer classes for parents.
We work hard to build links across our city as well. We have been privileged to work with We The Curious and many of our families have become annual members through our families project with them. This year we built a new link with the National Trust at Tyntesfield and Year 5 children thoroughly enjoyed a poetry day there as part of their celebration of the life and work of Hannnah More. Family fun swims at Easton Leisure Centre are planned once a month in the spring and summer. We are also regular users of Bristol Community Ferryboats.