Bedminster Down School
View from Tyntesfield Road
|Deputy Headteacher||Philip Bailey|
|DfE URN||138204 Tables|
|Ofsted||Reports Pre-academy reports|
|Capacity||1,090 (Data from January 2015)|
|Students||765 (Data from January 2015)|
|Publication||Bedminster Down Load|
The school originally opened in 1955 as a comprehensive school but on 1 June 2012 the school officially became an academy. Although the school initially planned on becoming an academy from September 2011 although this was delayed.
In 2010, the head teacher of ten years, Marius Frank left the school to become CEO of ASDAN also based in Bristol. The current head teacher is Gary Schlick, who was previously Head of Newport High School.
The school is part of The Malago Learning Partnership (MLP). MLP is a collaboration between Bedminster Down school, Cheddar Grove Primary, Greenfield Primary, Headley Park Primary, Parson Street Primary, Victoria Park Primary and St Peters CofE Primary.
In 2003, the school was selected as one of four schools in Bristol to be completely rebuilt through the PFI programme. Work began on the new school building in 2004, and the new school opened at Easter time 2006.
The school has improved its results year on year and achieved its best ever GCSE scores in 2014, the table below shows the percentage of students hitting the key measure of 5 A*-C including English and Mathematics.
The school's latest inspection took place on 6 and 7 November 2014 and it received the following grades:
|Overall Effectiveness||2 - Good|
|Achievement Of Pupils||2 - Good|
|Quality Of Teaching||2 - Good|
|Behaviour And Safety Of Pupils||2 - Good|
|Leadership And Management||2 - Good|
- http://www.bristol.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/children_and_young_people/schools/school_admissions/Bristol%20Schools%20who%20are%20their%20own%20Admission%20Authority.pdf Bristol Schools who are their own Admission Authority as of 1 February 2012
- http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/news/Academy-dream-schools/article-3303378-detail/article.html Five more secondary schools have unveiled proposals to explore converting to academy status
- http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Pioneer-puts-emphasis-young-people/story-11241647-detail/story.html Pioneer puts emphasis on young people
- http://www.bedminsterdown.bristol.sch.uk/joomla2/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=271:a-new-headteacher-for-bedminster-down&catid=13:general&Itemid=137 A New Headteacher for Bedminster Down
- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2004041.stm Building plan for Bristol schools
- http://www.bedminsterdown.bristol.sch.uk/Joomla/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=4&Itemid=46 About us
- http://www.education.gov.uk/cgi-bin/schools/performance/school.pl?urn=138204 Bedminster Down School
- "Ofsted Bedminster Down School". Retrieved 4 February 2013.
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