Briarwood School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary & Secondary
Post 16
Special school
PUPILS
164
AGES
3 - 19
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community special school

How Does The School Perform?

Good
NATIONAL AVG. 2.09
Ofsted Inspection
(24/05/2023)
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86%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating
5.7:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.9:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
53.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 17.7%
Persistent Absence
45.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 22.0%
Pupils first language
not English
62.2%
NATIONAL AVG. 25.9%
Free school meals
Briar Way
Fishponds
Bristol
BS16 4EA
01173532651

School Description

Briarwood is a very special school. Each pupil has their own learning journey to help them make the best possible progress in the curriculum and their education, health and care plan objectives. Leaders are determined to give every pupil the skills and knowledge to prepare them well for adulthood. The curriculum has been redesigned to achieve this. Teachers have high expectations. They expect pupils to develop good communication skills, including learning to read. Teachers make learning relate to pupils’ real-life experiences. Pupils find this an interesting way to learn. Pupils enjoy coming to school. They behave exceptionally well. There is very little bullying. Teachers help pupils understand better ways to relate to others when bullying does occur. Staff and governors help pupils feel safe. Pupils concentrate closely on their work, using practical resources and a wide range of communication aids. Pupils work well with their classmates. Pupils have strong relationships with teaching staff. Teaching assistants only give help when it is needed. Pupils learn to do more for themselves when they are ready for this. The three school sites cater for different age groups. Each has its own distinct character, matched to the different needs of pupils as they grow older.

Briarwood School Parent Reviews



77% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 68% Agree 18% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>68, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 22 responses up to 23-06-2023
Strongly Agree 73% Agree 14% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>73, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 22 responses up to 23-06-2023
Strongly Agree 50% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 23% {"strongly_agree"=>50, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>23} Figures based on 22 responses up to 23-06-2023
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 73% Strongly Agree 9% Agree 0% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 14% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>73, "strongly_agree"=>9, "agree"=>0, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>14} Figures based on 22 responses up to 23-06-2023
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 18% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 22 responses up to 23-06-2023
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 18% Strongly Agree 45% Agree 14% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 14% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>18, "strongly_agree"=>45, "agree"=>14, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>14, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 22 responses up to 23-06-2023
Strongly Agree 82% Agree 9% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>82, "agree"=>9, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 22 responses up to 23-06-2023
Strongly Agree 41% Agree 45% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 5% {"strongly_agree"=>41, "agree"=>45, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>5} Figures based on 22 responses up to 23-06-2023
Strongly Agree 59% Agree 27% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 5% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>59, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>5, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 22 responses up to 23-06-2023
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 18% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 14% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>18, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>14, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 22 responses up to 23-06-2023
Strongly Agree 55% Agree 27% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 14% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>55, "agree"=>27, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>14, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 22 responses up to 23-06-2023
Strongly Agree 32% Agree 23% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 18% Don't Know 27% {"strongly_agree"=>32, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>18, "dont_know"=>27} Figures based on 22 responses up to 23-06-2023
Strongly Agree 64% Agree 23% Disagree 5% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>64, "agree"=>23, "disagree"=>5, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 22 responses up to 23-06-2023
Yes 77% No 23% {"yes"=>77, "no"=>23} Figures based on 22 responses up to 23-06-2023

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