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February 2024: Our official opening for Primary



We held our Grand Opening event on Thursday 29th February. With 166 people present, the event was an opportunity for pupils, staff, governors, family and professionals to all come together and celebrate this fabulous new school. Previous Headteachers Babs Day and Jeremy Law were able to come back to share the occasion.

The Mayor, Marvin Rees OBE, and Deputy Mayor, Asher Craig (Children, Education and Equalities) joined us for the morning. They were both so impressed with both the building and the pupils.

The event was covered extensively on local BBC Radio and TV, as well as through Social Media.

The BBC wrote about our new school:


Asher Craig wrote all about the day on the Mayor of Bristol blog page:


The Mayor wrote on X:


Grand Opening



September 2023

We are in!

Elmfield Primary was very proud to open the doors to our new building in September. It was a frantic race to the finish but we couldn't be happier with the result. It really is a spectacular  building - perfectly suited to meet the acoustic needs of our pupils and provide a safe and warm learning environment. 

The children are thriving in their new classrooms and enjoying the specialist spaces we now have. We are developing links with our partner school, Upper Horfield Community School and are excited to see what opportunities lie ahead.

Contact the school for a visit and see it for yourselves. Be prepared to be amazed!


January 2023


With the New Year comes time for a quick update about the new build for Primary.

The children visited before Christmas and a had a great time looking at the building site. There are photos of the visit in the YouTube clip above.

In School Council the children are thinking about their ideas for the playground area, as well as considering all the different types of classrooms and learning spaces they will need.

We are all very excited for the move in September 2023 and will share progress with you all over the next few months.

March 2022

At last, we are delighted to be able to share the news that our primary relocation plans are approved, contracts signed and building work started.  This is the first stage in achieving our vision for our new school and the exciting future for deaf children in Bristol and the region.

We are pleased to have reached this milestone, with the pandemic limitations and related shortages of skilled labour and materials having pushed our schedule considerably off target.

It is hoped that we will soon invite all stakeholders to a face to face launch event where you can look at the final plans and talk to school staff and the design team.

Meet the Project Design Team

The project design team are working hard on translating the ideas and the requirements for our new school into a bespoke building, specially designed around the needs of deaf children. This project will secure the future of Elmfield School and give us the ability to continue expanding the opportunities for deaf children in our region.

The architects are Caroline Mayes and Kirsty Street from Stride Treglown. They have extensive experience on projects like this, and worked on Exeter Academy School for Deaf Children.

We have worked hard to put together an expert team to guide the process, and we hope you agree that the project is in safe hands!