One of Bristol’s leading independent schools has announced ambitious plans to expand its Year 5 provision from September 2021. 

Colston’s Lower, a co-educational day school located in Stapleton, will be opening an additional class for children entering Year 5 following an increase in demand, enabling the school to maintain an average class size of 18. 

Mr Edwards, Head of Colston’s Lower, said, “We are really excited to be in the position to welcome additional Year 5 students from September, and whilst an ambitious move, are confident that the interest we’ve already seen will continue.  

“This past year has been far from easy, in particular for parents, and I believe that the home-schooling provision we were able to deliver for all our pupils has highlighted one of the many benefits an independent education can bring. 

“Plus, parents for whom Colston’s may have been a destination for Year 7 may wish to take advantage of this opportunity to help us support pupils ahead of the entrance assessments sat in Year 6. We are confident that any pupils who joins us for Year 5 will thrive in our nurturing and supportive environment.” 

Colston’s will be holding an Whole School Open event on 30 April

Colston’s is holding a virtual Whole School Open event on Friday 30 April from 9.30am, which will include a session with Mr Edwards to discuss Year 5 opportunities. To register to attend the event, please visit or call the Admissions Team on 0117 992 3194 or email email hidden; JavaScript is required