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 and grass play area and our new field will be ready for use in Spring 2014, complete 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.