Bell Hill, Stapleton, Bristol BS16 5RW
Tel: 0117 965 5207

Autumn term: 4 September – 15 December 2017

Spring term: 8 January – 23 March 2018

Summer term: 17 April – 5 July 2018

Age of pupils: 3 – 18 years

Number of pupils: 741

Fees: Upper School £4,535

Lower School £2,490-£3,390

Religious denomination: Church of England

The curriculum: Lower School pupils enjoy the full range of academic subjects including languages, design technology, ICT, art and music. From the ages of 11 to 16 all pupils follow a broad and balanced curriculum in keeping with national policy. Most pupils take nine GCSE subjects with a compulsory core of English, English Literature, Mathematics and Science. In addition, pupils select three or four GCSE options and continue to follow a unexamined programme of physical education and personal, social and health education (including careers education). In the Sixth Form students can follow three A Level courses or a mixture of A Level and BTEC courses and take part in our innovative careers and employability programme, Future Leaders, as well as having the option to take an EPQ (Extended Project Qualification).

Co-curricular activities: More than 50 clubs and activities are offered each term at Colston’s, as well as the Combined Cadet Force, Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme, ski trips, international sports tours, and cultural and language trips to various European countries.

Pastoral care: Heads of house oversee teams of house tutors who are responsible for caring for pupils in tutorial groups. Tutors act as the point of contact for parents and the pastoral structures are a notable strength of Colston’s.

Name of principal: Mr Jeremy McCullough (Headmaster)

Outstanding characteristics: Personal development is central to the Colston’s experience, and is secured through a wide range of activities and opportunities. Pupils are taught to display initiative and independence. The school encourages pupils to strive to be the best they can be. Colston’s is regarded as an extension to the family unit and each pupil is valued for his or her own talents.