The Dolphin School

The Dolphin School is a new and unique inner city school with an exciting future.  Every member of staff who works here has the opportunity to contribute to the creation and building of a caring, high achieving and community ethos for our school.  Having opened in September 2012, there are currently 210 children on roll in Early Years, KS1 and Year 3.  We will have 270 children on roll in September and will grow to be a 420 place school by September 2020.

We have a new school building currently being built and will be ready in 2017.  With a strong vision to develop a curriculum which utilises the incredible resources available within the City of Bristol and recognising the importance of languages, we strive to include all stakeholders within our development as a new school.
Learning inside…
Our drive for excellence is based upon the characteristics of effective learning which cannot be fully achieved without embracing the world beyond the school gates.
We understand that we can support and learn from our community in many different ways.
“They make me have fresh memories and I really love Dolphin School” – words of a Dolphin School pupil
70% of year 2 children in 2015 were above the national benchmark for reading.  69% of reception children achieved a ‘Good Level of Development’ (61% nationally).
…. and outside the classroom
Learning Outside the Classroom is an essential tool in improving learners’ achievement, aspirations, character and personal development.  Benefits of using this style of educating include:
  • More engaged learners who are more likely to do well
  • Developing teamworking skills
  • Building stronger relationships between students and staff
  • Able to learn by seeing and doing
  • Increased sense of wellbeing and healthy choices
  • Increased independence and developments of social skills

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