The best secondary schools in Bristol

Oct 30, 2021
The best secondary schools in Bristol

As the beating heart of the South West, Bristol is a bustling city to live in. It’s also a great place to call home if you have children, thanks to the superb selection of schools in the local area. Whether you live in the heart of the city, around the Filwood area to the south of the centre or in Bishopston to the north, there’s a good chance you’re wondering which are the best secondary schools in Bristol. Here we’ve picked out five top state and independent options to consider.

Bradley Stoke Community School

Rated as one of the very best secondary schools Bristol has to offer by the Real Schools Guide, Bradley Stoke is handy for people living in neighbouring spots such as Patchway and Filton. The school looks after around 1,300 students up to the age of 18, and has a primary attached for younger children, as well as a sixth form.

Redland Green School

Around six miles to the south-west of Bradley Stoke, Redland Green School is much closer to the centre of Bristol and ideal if you live in one of the city’s inner northern suburbs. Classed as outstanding by Ofsted, the school also has a sixth form and is slightly larger, with a capacity of around 1,600 boys and girls.

St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School

If you’re searching for a mixed secondary school with Church of England denomination close to the city centre, St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School could be the answer to your prayers. It’s relatively large with around 1,750 pupils, but the school is outstanding according to the education board and has a strong all-round reputation in addition to solid exam results.

Brimsham Green School

Up in the popular suburb of Yate to the north-east of Bristol city centre, Brimsham Green is a smaller secondary school with around 900 boys and girls in attendance. The school is also less than a mile from Ladden Garden Village, where you’ll find everything from 1 bedroom apartments to 4 bed family homes for sale.  

Bristol Grammar School

This school does cater for pupils of primary age but is also one of the best secondary schools in Bristol if you’re looking for private education for your children. A mixed independent day school next door to the city’s main university campus, Bristol Grammar has a capacity of around 1,350 and performs well with respect to exam results and expected attainment levels.