Air Balloon Hill Primary School opened on the 1st of September 2009 following the amalgamation of two successful, but separate, infant and junior schools. The school, which is situated in the East Bristol suburb of St George, was built in 1905 and architecturally is fairly typical of schools built at that time.

The school has expanded to four form entry to help cope with the high numbers of children in East Bristol. In order to allow the school to expand the school, we have gained a fabulous new entrance, a fantastic new classroom block and increased and improved outside play and learning areas.

The School Buildings

The old part of the school is based around three separate halls with classrooms leading off them. Reception, Year 1 and Y6 (upstairs, with their own roof terrace), are housed in our new building which is at the back of the school, creating a central and impressive ‘heart’ of the school.

We have a new kitchen, ballcourt, grass play area and sports field with private access path, changing rooms, toilets and storage.

The buildings combine the best of old and new – 1905 grandeur with 21st century efficiency and beauty.

  • E-safety Tip Of The Week

    This site, found by Chris Stephenson, one of our governors, has some really good advice.  You should look at it first yourself and then decide what you want to share with your children.


    If you watch the first short film, you will find some others on the next screen.  ‘Lucy and the Boy:  Be Share Aware’ is particularly good and years 5&6 watched that in assembly this week.