Starting school in 2020

Stay and play
Stay and play

Come for a visit and enjoy our facilities

We are very proud of our Early Years facilities and we would love to share them with you.

We were delighted to see so many children at our recent stay and play afternoon in September.

Prospective parents and children were invited for a fun afternoon of play, games and discovery of our excellent Early Years facilities. They met the Head Teacher and the Early Years team.

School tours guided by our Head Teacher, Mrs Sage, are still taking place. See below for details.

To book your place on a tour, please contact the school office by calling 01225 872185 or by emailing We'd be delighted to welcome you.

Stay and play poster

School tours
School tours

See our school in action

We are happy to show off our school during a normal school day.

Parents and children are welcome to join one of our school tours guided by our Head Teacher, Mrs Sage. Tours usually last about an hour. You will see the school as it really is and have the opportunity to ask plenty of questions.

The current tour schedule is below. If you cannot attend on these dates, please contact the school office who will be pleased to keep you informed of future dates as they become available. Call 01225 872185 or email

  • Monday 23rd September at 1.30pm
  • Wednesday 25th September at 9.30am
  • Wednesday 25th September at 11am
  • Thursday 26th September at 9.30am
  • Tuesday 8th October at 9.30am
  • Monday 21st October at 1.30pm
Life in EYFS
Life in EYFS

What's it like starting school at Saltford?

The period from age three to the end of the Reception year is described as the Foundation Stage. It is a distinct stage and important both in its own right and in preparing children for later schooling.

At Saltford School we have an intake of 60, organised into two classes called Bumble Bee Class and Butterfly Class.

Take a look at our Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) section here for some pictures and an insight into the school day of our youngest children. You can also have a look around our school and meet the staff with this photo tour.

You can see more about the role children play in the life of our school by visiting our Children section here.

Ofsted short inspection May 2019
Ofsted short inspection May 2019

Recent inspection finds "Early years is led effectively. Children are taught well"

"New teaching strategies are already in place and contributing to children’s strong progress."

On 15th May we welcomed Ofsted Inspector, Mrs Wendy Marriott, for the day. We were pleased to be able to share with her all that makes our school the special place that it is. We are delighted that the final report recognises all the excellent work going on here at Saltford Primary.

We have maintained our status as a ‘good’ school. The grading cannot be changed as a result of a one-day inspection. Therefore we are very pleased that the inspector recognised that, since our last inspection in May 2013, we have ‘demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in specific areas’. You can read the Ofsted report here

The children and staff were amazing ambassadors. A particular highlight was the confidence with which the children spoke to the inspector, explaining how we keep them safe and them knowing who they can speak to should they need help.

We were also overwhelmed by the positive response to the parental survey. One parent echoed the view of others by saying: ‘In my opinion Saltford is an exceptional school.’


Please see B&NES admission information here if your child is starting school in September 2020.