Birdlip, Gloucester GL4 8JH
10 reasons to choose Birdlip Primary School
Birdlip Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 69. It is one of the best state primary schools in Gloucester and one of the 6 best independent or state primaries within 5 miles.
Birdlip Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2022) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Birdlip Primary School has four mixed-age classes and an average class size of 29 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Birdlip Primary School ranks in the top 14% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 31% of schools.
The Birdlip Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, Spanish. Subjects are taught separately, but some foundation subjects, such as geography and history, are taught as half-termly topics with cross-curricular links to other subjects. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, outdoor learning for each year group and a residential trip for Years 5 and 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Birdlip Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in some sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Birdlip Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir and orchestra. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.30am to 5.45pm provided by an external contractor.
Find another school near Birdlip Primary School
Cheltenham College (5.2 miles); St Edward’s School, Cheltenham (5.3 miles); The Cheltenham Ladies’ College (5.6 miles).
Balcarras School (5.6 miles); Sir Thomas Rich’s School (6.4 miles); High School for Girls (6.6 miles).