Bishopston school to host a special Meet the Parents event.

66392d9d5a674e37c475dc759f7faff3On Thursday 8th October at 6.30 pm, a new event is being held at Bishop Road School which aims to help parents of year five and six children discover what three local secondary schools in the area are really like.

The idea behind the event is simple.  Parents of children currently at local secondary schools answer questions from prospective parents, in an informal meeting hosted by a local primary school. For this first event – organised by Next Step North Bristol with support from Bristol City Council – Redland Green, Orchard School and Fairfield High parents have been invited to form the panel. Places for prospective parents wanting to attend will be limited, so it is advised that they guarantee a place by visiting

Why hold this event?

The event is being organised by a local initiative called ‘Next Step North Bristol’ which began in 2013 as a Next Step Horfield, a group looking to improve secondary school provision across the area.

Helen Thomas-Fox is one of the organisers.

“Many prospective parents polarise schools as either ‘good’ or ‘bad’ and stay away from those deemed poor. However when we visited local secondary schools in 2013 we saw many good things happening and current parents had great things to say, but their message wasn’t getting out into the community.  This event is an opportunity for parents going through the secondary school selection process to hear directly what the local secondary schools are like today, from parents just like them.”

For further information about the event or to support Next Step North Bristol visit

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