St Barnabas CE VC Primary School, in Montpelier, has been awarded Highly Commended at the Bristol Life Awards for its work with the local community and provision for its pupils and families during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.
At the awards ceremony on Thursday 16th September 2021, St Barnabas was Highly Commended in the Education category, one of only two Highly Commended accolades handed out on the night. The Bristol Life Awards paid tribute to companies and organisations whose work has had a positive impact on the city of Bristol.
“We were delighted and hugely honoured to be Highly Commended at the Bristol Life Awards”, says Debbie Fisher, who was appointed full-time Headteacher at St Barnabas from 1st September 2021, having previously been Co-Headteacher.
“The past two years have presented many challenges for schools, businesses and charities. We won the Bett 2021 International Covid-19 Response Champion Award in the Education category in January 2021, and it’s wonderful for the efforts of our staff and pupils to be recognised again, this time by our own city!”
St Barnabas is an inclusive, community-focused primary school in the heart of Bristol, offering a safe, nurturing environment, amazing outdoor space, and a wealth of learning opportunities to its pupils.
Headteacher Debbie Fisher is feeling positive about the school year ahead: “This award is really motivating for me as the new headteacher, and has helped us get our academic year off to a wonderful start. We’re having an Autumn Celebration after school on Thursday 4th November. It will run until 5pm and all families from the local community with primary aged children are welcome to come along! There’ll be forest crafts, stalls, games, art activities and food and drinks. Simply come to the school entrance on East Grove on the day and join in the fun!”