Bishop Road Primary School, Bishopston: A Parent’s Review


Today on Bishopston Mum is a local parent’s review of Bishop Road Primary School. Bishop Road Primary is situated in Bishopston and has been rated by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’. 

The parent who kindly provides the following review has three children at Bishop Road School: an 8-year old in Year 3 and twin 6 year olds in Year 2.

Was Bishop Road School your first choice of school and if so, why?

Yes, Bishop Road Primary was our first choice of school. We chose it as we live so close and due to its good reputation. My eldest went to the Bishop Road Pre-school so it was the natural progression.

What are the best things about this school?

The best things are the amenities: lovely playgrounds, big playing field, gym, climbing wall, library, cooking facilities, a choice of after school clubs for all children from year 1.

In your opinion, is there anything about the school which could be improved?

Improvement would be the communication with the parents or really making it more personable, which is understandable given the 4 form entry.

What do you think of the school building, facilities and size of the school?

The school buildings are great and whilst the school is extremely big the way the buildings are split means it doesn’t feel too big. The excellent facilities reflect the size of the school. Personally I think the facilities are very good.

What do you think about the staff at Bishop Road School?

So far I have been really pleased with the staff and the P.E. staff, also. They are excellent with the children and push them on when needed and give them the extra help if needed. The staff do seem to understand each child’s needs which is so important.

What are Bishop Road School’s values?

Not entirely sure of the values but would say equality, kindness and development.

Do kids receive homework/reading/tasks to do at home?

Yes, the children have homework. Spellings every week and then either a piece of maths or English on the weekend, can include a poster or factfile on a particular topic they are studying or something broader. They are also encouraged to do times tables regularly and tell the time.


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