Welcome from the Headteacher


Welcome to Barton Hill Academy. We are a wonderfully diverse and inclusive East Central Bristol school with a 120-place nursery. Our amazing grounds give our children the opportunity to experience nature and allow their imaginations to flourish. Our enriching curriculum allows our children to travel beyond their imaginations and experience all that learning has to offer – inspiring them to challenge themselves everyday to develop pride in achievement.

I am proud to lead such a passionate team, who are committed to achieving high standards and giving our children the best opportunities, we can. We believe that all our children are unique and have individual talents that make them special. We believe that everyone can reach their full potential through the safe, caring and learning-focused environment that we provide.

We ensure that our children understand their rights through the ‘Rights Respecting’ award from UNICEF. We are committed to inspiring our community though the power of this programme, so they are able to grow into caring members of our local, national and global society.

We sit at the heart of the Barton Hill, and we value all contributions from members of our community – working closely with groups and agencies in the local area. We are incredibly proud of our children and families and the amazing contributions they make to ensuring Barton Hill Academy continues to be a place of hope and optimism. Together we are nurturing and inspiring the community through the power of education.

Matthew Poulson





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  • Happy ! - We are incredibly proud of our own Mrs Myring, who was given a highly commended nomination for the UnsungHero Award from . Her incredible work in school & in our community has been rightly acknowledged pic.twitter.com/jN2zko6ilE June 19th
  • Here is Term 6 newsletter - no.1. Check out all the amazing things going on in school and in our amazing community #Read more June 15th
  • Choose the primary school that GIVES YOUR CHILD A POSITIVE START, CONFIDENCE AND BUILDS ASPIRATIONS!Limited school places still available for September 2024 - contact the office for an application pack or book a school tour! pic.twitter.com/TzAIThpV5I May 27th
  • Here is our Term 5 Newsletter - part 2. Click on the link and see what wonderful things going on in school as well as the latest news from school and the community. #Read more May 25th
  • Please click the link to see our latest newsletter -Read more April 30th
  • A great day on offer here in Barton Hill this Saturday! pic.twitter.com/mWUcY0FooY April 17th
  • Here is Term 4 Newsletter! Click to find out all that has been going on at BHA this term! Read more March 28th
  • Happy World Book Day everyone! - lots of celebrations going on at BHA to mark the day! pic.twitter.com/RI00JkeCsw March 7th
  • We are so proud of our pupils’ language skills. They loved celebrating the diverse voices of ⁦⁩ on Read more March 5th
  • We are so proud of our pupils’ language skills. They loved celebrating the diverse voices of ⁦⁩ on Read more March 5th
  • Here is Term 4 Newsletter - part 1.There is lots of exciting things going on here at BHA. Click the link a read all the key messages from school.Read more February 23rd
  • Here is our Term 3 Newsletter - click on the link and share in all the wonderful things we have experienced this term, as well as some important messages from school #Read more February 9th