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Ofsted Outstanding

We are an outstanding school. Please click below for the full Ofsted report.

Vision and Values

We are a positive, happy, caring, learning community that is committed to providing high quality learning opportunities for everyone.

Promoting Creativity

At Filton Avenue, we place a special emphasis on encouraging creativity and creative thinking. This encompasses all areas of learning and exploration and is very much at the heart of our practice.

During more normal times, our headteacher, Sarah, would be welcoming parents and carers of our new children face-to-face. This year, however, Sarah and the Filton Avenue Nursery School and Children’s Centre team have created a video to welcome to you all to our school and to allow you to meet our amazing team.

The video explains the procedures we have in place around keeping everyone safe during COVID-19, how to get the latest news about FANS, points of contact, our learning and more! If you have any questions, please do post them below in the comments and we’ll respond to you there.

If you have any questions, please do post them here. Of course, you can also contact us through the website.

Welcome from our Headteacher

A warm welcome to Filton Avenue Nursery School (FANS) and we hope you find our website useful, informative and inspiring. Here at FANS, we are proud to have served our local community for over 80 years as a Nursery School.

It is a privilege to take over as the Headteacher having been here for over 11 years as a room teacher, Assistant Head and SENco. I am passionate about continuing our work to provide an outstanding teaching and learning environment for your children and to ensuring our dedicated and experienced team offer you all the support you need in these challenging times.

I look forward to welcoming you all to our outstanding Nursery School whether you are returning or totally new to us – it is an exciting moment for you and your children.

With very best wishes,

Sarah Woodfield

News from Filton Avenue Nursery and Children’s Centre

Applying for a Primary School Place

Applying for a Primary School Place

If your child is starting Primary School this September, please remember to apply for a place. You have until Midnight on Friday 15th January 2021. Please go to

Closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – January 2021

Closure due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) – January 2021

Dear Parents and Carers, Following the government’s announcement about lockdown, staff shortages, and to enable us to continue to support the health and wellbeing of our community, we have made the decision to offer restricted numbers of places until the end of Term 3...

COVID-19 Update – January 2021

COVID-19 Update – January 2021

Dear Parents/Carers Happy New Year to you all.  Just a quick update to inform you we have had no reported cases of COVID-19 from anyone in our immediate school community over the holidays. As you are aware from the news there is growing concern at the spread of...

Acorns, Willow and Beech Christmas Performances 2020

Acorns, Willow and Beech Christmas Performances 2020

Here are the long-awaited videos of Acorns, Willow and Beech children singing for you to celebrate this special time of year.  Thank you to all the children and staff for making this such an enjoyable watch! I’m sure you will agree the children are the stars of the...

A Christmas Message From Our Headteacher

A Christmas Message From Our Headteacher

As we come to the end of a very challenging and different year in school, I want to thank you all for your support, patience and stickability!  You and your children have been amazing and it has been a joy to welcome you every morning and afternoon and to see the...

Welcome to Filton Avenue Nursery School and Children’s Centre

This is an aspirational place built on love, courage and respect. Together we are the heart of the community. Please come and take a look and see what a great place this is

We recognize the power in working together throughout your child’s formative years and are happy to hear any suggestions, feedback and comments that look to build on this great Nursery School and Children’s Centre.

This is a lovely place for children to start their school experience.

Positive learning experiences mean that children are enthusiastic and confident young learners… Their happiness and confidence shone!

Ofsted, 2020


Acorns room provides high quality early learning and care for children from 2 to 3 years. This provision is to support working parents or those returning to education or training. We also have free places for eligible children. These free places are allocated through a city wide referral system.

Beech and Willow

We provide two classrooms (Willow and Beech) for 3-4 year old pre-school children providing high quality learning and care.

Each child has an entitlement to 15 hours a week. We also provide paid wrap-a-round sessions for working parents. 

News from Acorns, Beech and Willow

Video: Making Biscuits

In this video, the children enjoyed exploring the textures of each ingredient, whilst gaining experiences of measurement and the use of numbers in a practical context.

Video: Table Top Painting

The children in Willow are exploring textures and starting to discover what happens when different colours are mixed together.