PLEASE NOTE THE SCHOOL IS NOW CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE EXCEPT TO PROVIDE CHILD CARE FOR KEY WORKERS.
If you need to contact us during the closure, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Emails will be monitored regularly and can be forwarded to class teachers. School phonelines will only be staffed between 8.30am and 10am, Monday to Friday so email is the best way to contact us.
PLEASE ENSURE THAT THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL CLOSURE, THE SCHOOL HAS YOUR MOST UP-TO-DATE CONTACT INFORMATION.
If you think we may not have your correct contact phone number or email address, please email the school to update your details as a matter of urgency: email@example.com
We also ask you to keep us updated during the coming weeks and months if your contact details change at any time.
While the school is closed, teachers will send work home via ParentMail. We will endeavour to send the work before 4pm each day, ready for learning the next day. There are times where the ParentMail server may be overwhelmed with the unprecedented volume of communications being sent by schools across the UK. We will also be publishing the work on the year group pages of the website by 9pm each day so, if you don’t receive a ParentMail message, you can view or download the work from the website.
Why not subscribe to our new YouTube channel to watch and listen to our staff reading stories, sharing examples of great work they’ve received and to listen to Mr Browse’s assemblies. If you subscribe, you’ll automatically be alerted to new posts.
To find our channel, search YouTube for Air Balloon Hill Primary School or click here: YouTube
School is closed to all, other than those children of key workers who have exhausted all other childcare options and absolutely need them to attend. We all need to play our part in stopping the coronavirus from spreading and to reduce the risk to adults and children who must be in school. Please see the diagram below to help you to decide whether your child needs to be in school.
It is also essential that everyone in our school community follows the social isolation rules.
If you are an adult and you are worried about a child.
More information about Safeguarding at Air Balloon can be found by clicking here.
Letters from Mr Browse
Please see the link here for the latest letter from Mr Browse:
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 to replace a former school in Crews Hole.
The school has expanded to four form entry to help cope with the high numbers of children in East Bristol. We are now an all-through four form entry school with a maximum of 120 children in all year groups.
The school is an interesting mix of old and new. The old part of the school is based around three separate halls with classrooms leading off them. Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 (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. The buildings combine 1905 grandeur with 21st century efficiency and beauty.
Outside we have three playgrounds, a ball court, a grass play area and sports field with private access path, changing rooms, toilets and storage. Reception classes have a fantastic large and enclosed outside learning environment. We also have a developing forest school area and an award-winning garden and allotment.