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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

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...

COVID-19 December 2020 Update

COVID-19 December 2020 Update

In light of the coming two-week Christmas break, where a pupil or staff member tests positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), having developed symptoms within 48 hours since being in school, the school office number (0117 3772680) should be contacted and instructions...

Bristol City Council COVID-19 Advice

Bristol City Council COVID-19 Advice

Our surrounding area currently has one of the highest rates of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bristol. We have been asked to pass on the latest guidance from Bristol City Council, which they will also deliver through their media campaigns and outreach. We will update this...

Parent and Carer Questionnaire

Parent and Carer Questionnaire

It was so good to be in touch with so many of you last week in all the different ways that Key-people contacted you. Who would have thought we would be Zooming parent meetings?! I trust the "meetings" were reassuring and informative about the wonderful learning that...

COVID-19: Face Coverings

COVID-19: Face Coverings

In light of increasing numbers of coronavirus in the community, and to keep everyone as safe as possible, we are asking all parents/carers to please wear a face covering when dropping off or picking up your children, as of next week. Thank you for your co-operation...

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.