Our school environment
Westbury on Trym CE Academy is situated in Westbury on Trym village on the outskirts of Bristol. We are very fortunate to have lots of outdoor space providing a rich environment where the children can learn and connect with nature. Our school is within walking distance of various places of interest, including Westbury Wildlife Park, Holy Trinity Church, Badock's Wood and the village itself. The children regularly visit local areas as part of their learning.
We have a large playing field surrounded by trees and multiple pieces of outdoor play equipment, including our recently renovated 'Trym Trail' kindly funded by our wonderful PTA. We have a forest area, including the 'cottages' and reflection area which has fabulous views across the valley to Holy Trinity Church.
The vegetable and pollinator garden is looked after by our gardening club and the Eco Committee have recently planted an orchard with various fruit trees.
Our Sensory Garden at the front of the school enables children to explore their senses and provides space for reflection. This area is also open to the public as a shared community garden. Our Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) enables the children to play safely in all weathers throughout the year.
We have a meadow which we allow to grow wild, a daily mile path circumnavigating the school site which the children use each day to complete their 'daily mile' to boost concentration levels and wellbeing and we also have a number of bug hotels and bird boxes so the children can learn about bio-diversity.
In the centre of the school is an area we call the 'Quad' which provides additional outdoor learning space as well as a table tennis table, often used by our after school club.
Take a look at our short video on the home page to see our wonderful learning environment come to life!