Bristol has a population of about 442,500 and is the largest city in the South West of England. There are currently more children under the age of sixteen in the city than people of a pensionable age and 16% of the population belongs to black or ethnic minority groups.
The city has over a hundred schools, most Ofsted-rated ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’, each offering unique challenges and opportunities. An increasingly diverse student population provides extensive opportunities to work in a range of urban and suburban settings. Many schools have benefited from extensive capital funding to ensure education buildings are of a high standard and in some cases ‘state of the art’.
If you are passionate about teaching, a Bristol school is a great opportunity to test yourself, develop and grow. All Bristol schools share a commitment to nurturing talent, and work together to provide opportunities and support both NQTs and students from the PGCE, School Direct and Teach First programmes.
Bristol schools offer a supportive, collaborative working environment, both amongst the staff of individual schools and between schools.