Redland Green School

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Redland Green School
Redland Green School Logo.jpg
Redland Green School.jpg
Main entrance
Established 2012
Type Secondary Academy
Headteacher Sarah Baker
Location Redland Court Road
Coordinates: 51°28′24″N 2°36′08″W / 51.4734°N 2.6023°W / 51.4734; -2.6023
DfE URN 138855 Tables
Ofsted Reports Pre-academy reports
Capacity 1,395
Students 1,395
Gender Mixed
Ages 11–16
Houses Ducks, Geese, Larks, Warblers
Colours Cyan, Black, White

Redland Green School (RGS) is a free Secondary School in Bristol, England, having facilities for 1400 students aged 11 to 16, 450 post-16 students, and dedicated facilities for 50 students with learning difficulties. The school also features a full 11 a side style AstroTurf pitch and state of the art Apple iMac room. The school is also joint with the North Bristol Post 16 Centre.[1] The headteacher is Sarah Baker.


The school was built in 2006 at a cost of £36 million: £8 million higher than the original budget.[2] 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".[3]

There were several suggestions for the name of the school. These included Paul Dirac, which was portrayed in the local press as the probable name for the school.[4][5] Previously the school was known as New North Bristol School.[6]

In September 2015 it was announced that a number of new buildings would be constructed to increase the size of the school and its capacity.[7] From September 2016 the intake at year 7 level will increase from 189 pupils to 216, making it an eight-form entry.[8]


The school is located on Redland Court Road, in the ward of Redland.[9]

Catchment area[edit]

The effective catchment area of the school is small as a result of its continuing popularity. For the 2016 intake the furthest distance from the school that places were offered to children in the 'area of first priority' was 1.145km.[10] In 2015 it was 0.832 km,[11] in 2014 it was 1.137 km,[12] in 2013 it was 1.491 km[13] and in 2012 1.271 km.[14]

Post 16 Centre[edit]

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 Oasis Academy Brightstowe. It also accepts a limited number of applicants from other schools.

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