Dear parents, carers and visitors,
On behalf of the children, staff and governors, I welcome you to Christ Church CofE VC Junior School in Downend, Bristol. We are a vibrant, inclusive and family orientated school with a strong Christian and community ethos within South Gloucestershire. I am so proud to be headteacher of this caring community of learners with a fantastic staff team, dedicated governors, supportive parents and happy, engaged children.
Selecting a school for your child is a daunting process and I realise how important it is to feel trust in the people that care for your child each day. Each of our staff is highly dedicated and experienced and will always go the extra mile to ensure that every child is valued, inspired and engaged. This is achieved through a creative and forward thinking curriculum and strong links to our parish church, Christ Church. We value and explore faith while welcoming families of all faiths and none. Children at our school make good progress and we are very proud of our latest SIAMs and Ofsted reports that recognise this and praise so many of the aspects of our school which we strive to excel in such as sport, creative arts and community links.
We believe that education is about the entire child, their well being and enrichment as well as their academic achievement. We also value our strong links with our partner infant school and we believe that even though we are two distinct schools, children flourish between the care and educational experience we offer from 4 to 11 years old.
Over the last few years, we have worked as a team to enhance the opportunities, curriculum, outdoor environment and appearance of our school, but we are only part of the way through our journey. We welcome feedback and suggestions and I would encourage you to come and visit our school for yourself to see the breadth of what we have to offer. Most of all, I would encourage you to meet our children who give the life and excitement to the school. We strive to offer them life experiences, values and skills that set them up as resilient, life-long learners who question and wonder and we do this by nurturing the uniqueness of every child and responding to their individual needs.
Mrs Pippa Osborne