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Gracefield Preparatory School
266 Overndale Road, Fishponds, BS16 2RG, UK Bristol
+44 (0)117 956 7977

Gracefield Preparatory School, 266 Overndale Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2RG. Tel: 0117 9567977, Fax: 0117 9563397.

Gracefield Preparatory School, 266 Overndale Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2RG. Tel: 0117 9567977, Fax: 0117 9563397.

Gracefield Preparatory School, 266 Overndale Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2RG. Tel: 0117 9567977, Fax: 0117 9563397.

Gracefield Preparatory School, 266 Overndale Road, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2RG. Tel: 0117 9567977, Fax: 0117 9563397.

Established in 1950

Maximum 90 pupils

Excellent Teacher/Pupil ratio with small classes

Wide syllabus based on National Curriculum

including French, Computers and Swimming

Children take statutory tests at Key Stage 1 and 2

All pupils wear a simple uniform

School is a provider in the Nursery Grant Scheme

Working day is 9:00am - 3:10pm

All pupils prepared, with excellent results, for examination entry into Independent Senior Schools


Our aim is that all our children should be happy and successful during their time with us.Gracefield Preparatory School is located approximately 3 miles to the West of Bristol’s city centre in the suburban area of Fishponds. We are very proud of our school and are committed to delivering high quality education to all of the children in our care.

Our aim is that all our children should be happy and successful during their time with us. We strive to provide a secure and caring environment in which each individual child can fulfill his or her own potential, whilst maintaining consideration for others at all times. We aim to prepare each child for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

It is our school community spirit which sets us apart from other schools. Our teaching staff are highly qualified, dedicated professionals who offer your children a broad, balanced education which does not neglect their physical, emotional, moral or social needs. Our teaching staff are highly qualified, dedicated professionals who offer your children a broad, balanced education which does not neglect their physical, emotional, moral or social needs.

Our school hours are as follows

  • Reception, Years 1 and 2: 9-00 AM to 3-00 PM
  • Years 3 and 4: 9-00 AM to 3-05 PM
  • Years 5 and 6: 9-00 AM to 3-10 PM

If you would like to have a hard copy of our prospectus, please call or e-mail us and we will send one to you immediately.

Home-School Agreement


Together we will

  • support the children's learning to help them achieve their best;Home School Agreement.jpg (70596 bytes)

  • encourage children to take care of others and of their surroundings;

  • promote responsibility and good citizenship within the school and the wider community;

  • support any special needs.

Parents / Carers
I / We shall try to:

Home-School Agreement

  • see that my child goes to school regularly, on time and properly equipped;

  • if my child is absent, I will contact the school as soon as possible and provide a note of explanation upon return;

  • let the school know about any special concerns or problems that might affect my child's work or behaviour;

  • support the School's policies and guidelines for discipline and behaviour;

  • ensure that my child wears school uniform and follows the School's policy regarding jewellery;

  • support my child in homework and other opportunities for home learning;

  • attend Parents' Evenings and discussions about my child's progress;

  • get to know about my child's life at the school.

School will endeavour to:

  • contact parents if there is a problem with regular attendance, punctuality or equipment;

  • let parents know about any concerns or problems that affect their child's work or behaviour;Home-School Agreement

  • arrange regular Parents' Evenings during which progress will be discussed;

  • send home an annual report;

  • provide and monitor homework;

  • keep parents informed about School activities through our website, regular letters home, newsheets and notices about special events

Behaviour and Discipline

Behaviour and DisciplineWe expect all children to operate within our Behaviour Policy, which promotes positive behaviour.

We teach through example the principles of good manners, hard work and respect for others and their property. 

We believe that our code of behaviour is applicable to all, both children and adults, and that any behaviour which adversely affects another, is againstBehaviour and Discipline our rules. Children are expected to know the difference between right and wrong and to know that if they make a mistake they will be corrected.

This policy states that bullying and racism will not be tolerated. We would encourage any parent who has concerns over instances of any type to contact the school Behaviour and Discipline at the earliest time possible.

If we have any concerns over an individual child, parents will be involved at an early stage.

It is our aim that everyone involved in the life of Gracefield Preparatory School should enjoy being part of a caring and thriving community.



For years Reception through to Year 6 the fees are Ł908-25 per term.


There is an additional charge for the following:

  • Swimming (Years 2 to 6) Ł28-00 per term

  • Milk (Optional ) Ł7-50 per term.

The school is a provider in the Nursery Grant Scheme, and a nursery grant of Ł406 per term is applicable for any term where your child is four years old on the first day of term. This is deducted from the fee invoice.

Registration Fee

A non-returnable registration fee of Ł30 is payable one year before the child enters the school or on registration, whichever is the shorter period.

Fees at Gracefield Preparatory School

Increase of Fees


We reserve the right to increase or alter the above fees at any time without prior notice.

Payment of Fees and Notice of Removal

Fees at Gracefield Preparatory School Fees are payable in advance and should be settled before the first day of term. A term's notice in writing must be given before the removal of a child, or a term's fees paid in lieu. (A term's notice means that notice must be given before the first day of any term.)

Classes at Gracefield Preparatory School

At Gracefield Preparatory School we currently have six classes in the school. We have shown you the children of each class engaged in a selection of different activities. The pictures are presented as thumbnail sized pictures. To see the picture in a larger format double click on the picture you select.


Year 1

Reception & Year 1

Year 2

Year 2

Year 2

Year 3

Year 3

Year 3

Year 4

Year 4

Year 5

Year 5

Year 6

Year 6

Year 6

Facilities at Gracefield Preparatory School

Facilities at Gracefield Preparatory SchoolWe are very proud of our facilities at Gracefield School. We are based in a beautiful Victorian era building on Overndale Road just 3 miles from Bristol City center in the Urban area called Fishponds.


The school boasts a hard surfaced playground at the rear of the school building and only five minutes to indoor sports facilities when the weather is not good. From Year 2, the children visit the local swimming pool weekly.


Featured on this page is a selection of photographs that present the facilities we have which include pictures of the library, the art room, the food technology room, the music room, and the computer suite. Elsewhere in the web site is a selection of other interesting pictures.Facilities at Gracefield Preparatory School


We are in the course of re-decorating the school from top to bottom and recently also had the wall of the playground painted in exciting colours and graphics.


The Classrooms are made as bright and interesting as we can possibly make them. The children's work is displayed on the walls of their classrooms and classes are also given the opportunity to display their work in the hall ways as well.


Facilities at Gracefield Preparatory SchoolThe library has a very good selection of books for both reading and reference purposes. The children of each class spend time in the relaxed atmosphere of the library sitting on bean bags or at personaltables and chairs where they may browse what the library has to offer. 


We are continually improving the resources of the library with initiatives such as "cook for books" that allows us to raise additional funds to keep the library up to date.


The art room is equipped with all the necessary facilities to allow the children to engage in activities such as pottery and other craft activities.Facilities at Gracefield Preparatory School


The food technology room is equipped with cooking facilities that allow all years to explore different techniques of food preparation.


The Music room is well resourced with a good selection of musical instruments and we are actively encouraging the children to develop skills in various instruments.


Please come and visit us and see our facilities for yourself.


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Literacy Mathematics Science ICT Music
Homework Geography History Art DT
RE PSHE PE Reception


CurriculumAt Gracefield Preparatory School the pupils follow a wide syllabus based on the National Curriculum. 

Our pupils take the National SATS tests at the end of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and Key Stage 2 (Year 6). Curriculum


We pride ourselves on our excellent success rate with regards to preparing our children for entry into Independent Senior Schools.

This section of the web site outlines our philosophies and policies towards the requirements of the school curriculum.

Curriculum Curriculum Curriculum


Extra Curricular Activities at Gracefield Preparatory School

Extra Curricular Activities at Gracefield Preparatory SchoolAt Gracefield Preparatory school we offer a varied selection of extra-curricular activities during the school year.


We have organised lunch time clubs which include chess, choir, and recorders. These clubs are offered to all children and are free of charge.


We also provide a selection of after school clubs which run every day from 3-10 p.m. to 4-30 p.m.


At present these include drama club, constructionExtra Curricular Activities at Gracefield Preparatory School club, guitar club, art club, music workshop, German for fun, and computer club.


Art, drama and music are particular areas where we will further develop the strengths of our school. We believe that there is a great deal of importance to be placed on developing our childrens skills and confidence in the performing arts.


We are always interested to consider additional clubs and activities for the children. If any parent has any ideas or skills that you would like to share with us then please contact the headmistress.


School Uniform

School UniformWe actively encourage all children at Gracefield Preparatory School to wear school uniform. This can be purchased through the school office where we have a limited stock. School uniforms can also be purchased from local retail outlets.


The uniform for boys and girls is shown by our children who have kindly modeled for us. We also have a picture of the sports clothing that children should wear.School Uniform


Parents are encouraged to ensure that ALL of their child's clothing is clearly labeled with their name.

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