Redland Green School
|Location||Redland Court Road
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|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
Redland Green School is a secondary school in Bristol, England, having facilities for 950 students aged 11 to 16 year-olds, 450 post-16 students, and dedicated facilities for 50 students with learning difficulties. The headteacher is Sarah Baker. The school was built in 2006 at a cost of £36 million.
For many years there was a call for a new secondary school in North Bristol, there were two proposed sites, at Redland and Stoke Lodge. After many years of debating at petitioning Bristol City Council finally decided the new school should be built at Redland. This was a delight to many parents in north Bristol, but due to high demand there is a small catchment area (much smaller than planned), so there still isn't a local school for students living in Westbury-on-Trym. There are still calls to build another school at Stoke Lodge.
The cost over £36m to build, which was £8m higher than the original budget. After the overspend the Bristol Evening Post stated "Spending rules on major city council projects are being tightened up to try to ensure blunders such as at Redland Green School are never repeated".
On 24 April 2008, the school was one of the schools in Bristol to be shut due to a teachers strike.
There were many other suggestions for the name of the school. This included Paul Dirac, which was portrayed in the local press as the probable name for the school. Previously the school was known as New North Bristol School.
The headteacher is Sarah Baker, who went to the University of Bath. On the website of the school she comments on her position at the school. "The first two years have been the most enjoyable and also the most challenging of my career. It is a real privilege to be in the position of starting up a school and working with Governors, students and staff to build the school community. The parents of Years 7, 8, 9 and sixth-form have been so supportive and have shown a real leap of faith in sending their children to a school which did not exist and was not yet built. It is a joy to work at Redland Green School." 
Catchment area 
The catchment area of the school was shrunk following its opening due to a high number of applications for admission into the school. However, the increased supply of state secondary school places in north Bristol has meant that, along with other schools in this area, the pressure on places has eased since. c.2010. So, while Redland Green is still oversubscribed, in March 2013 the furthest distance from the school that places were offered to those in the 'area of first priority' was 1.491 km. In 2012 it was 1.271 km.
Post 16 Centre 
The School's Sixth Form, North Bristol Post 16 Centre, opened in September 2007. It is made up of two 'learning communities' at Redland Green and at Cotham School. It is the sixth form for both schools, as well as its feeder schools: Fairfield School, Henbury School, Orchard School Bristol, and Portway School. It also accepts a limited number of applicants from other schools.
See also 
- Redland Green School - Home Page
- BBC NEWS | England | Bristol | School buildings £8m over budget
- Various reports on BBC Radio Bristol
- BBC NEWS | England | Bristol | New school is named Redland Green
- Redland School Now campaign new North Bristol school North Bristol Institute new Redland school Bristol Redland New Paul Dirac
- Redland Green School - Staff
- Redland Green School - Contact