Our staff

Head Teacher: Mr Adam Smith

Phase 2 Leader and Year 6 Class Teacher: Mrs Marie Tilling

Year 5 Class Teacher: Mr Christopher Nesbitt

Year 4 Class Teacher: Miss Alice Hall

Year 3 Class Teacher: Miss Lynsey Johns

Deputy Head, Phase 1 Leader & Year 2 Class Teacher: Mrs Michelle Tett

Year 1 Class Teacher: Mrs Fay Bailey

Year R Class Teacher: Miss Lucy Thomerson


PPA Teachers:

Ms Karen Doughty
Mrs Sarah Harris
Miss Sarah Kellow
Mrs Anna Wall

Reading Support Teacher: Mrs Jo Leonard

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Nicola Brimblecombe
Mrs Kay Dixon
Mrs Lisa Houselander
Mrs Louise Leacy
Mrs Sharon Sims

Teaching Assistant Apprentice: Erin Henehan

Primary Learning Mentor: Miss Kelly Crew

Specialist Teaching Assistant to Reception: Mrs Pauline Getter

Learning Support Assistants:

Miss Lauren Hunt
Mrs Rebecca Quinn

School Administrator: Mrs Lisa Williams

Caretaker: Mr Simon Grinnall

Breakfast Club Playleaders / SMSAs:

Mrs Julie Madden
Mrs Julie Harvey


Mrs Vikki Bedford
Mrs Sadie Comerford
Mrs Amonda Croasdale
Ms Heather Kean
Mrs Nicola White


Academy Governing Committee (AGC)

The Governors of our school are responsible, with Mr Smith our Head Teacher, for running the school. We are elected for a term of four years and include representatives of the local community, the local authority, the parents and staff.

Although the day-to-day management of the school is the concern of Mr Smith and staff, we help make sure that the school meets its legal obligations and provides an education and ethos which works with the wishes and aspirations of our community.

We work closely with the school staff and give support and advice. We meet at least once a term and look at Teaching and Learning and Resources/Finance.

If you would like to find out more about our roles, or would be interested in becoming a Governor for Wansdyke Primary, please email the school clerktogovernors@wansdykeprimary.org.uk who will put you in touch with our Chair.

We currently have a vacancy for a Parent Governor - please contact the office on 0117 9030218 for more details.

Current governors:

Mr Paul Cairns: Parent Governor and Vice Chair
Term of office: 1/11/18 - 31/10/2022

Mr Oliver Chambers: Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors
Term of office: 1/11/18 - 31/10/2022

Mrs Pauline Getter: Staff Governor
Term of office: 1/11/18 - 31/10/2022

Mrs Kath Iles: Co-opted Governor
Term of office: 1/11/18 - 31/10/2022

Mrs Louise Leacy: Co-opted Governor
Term of office: 1/11/18 - 31/10/2022

Mrs Joanne Leonard: Co-opted Governor
Term of office: 1/11/18 - 31/10/2022

Mrs Hayley Morris: Co-opted Governor
Term of office: 1/11/18 - 31/10/2022

Mr Adam Smith: Ex Officio Headteacher

Ms Amy Tuckwell: Parent Governor
Term of office: 28/1/19 - 27/1/2023

More information



All admissions, for all children of any age, to Wansdyke Primary School are dealt with by the Bristol City Council's school admissions team

Children start school the September after their 4th birthday. However, you apply online between the September and January prior to them starting school in the September. For example children starting school in September 2020, you will need to apply online between September 2019 and January 2020.

For guidance on deferred/delayed applications (Pdf) please see the school policy (Pdf).

We offer 'show rounds' between September and January every year to give prospective parents a chance to come and see the school and meet our Reception teachers. Please feel free to download our prospectus to gain some more information about what we offer here at Wansdyke. If you have any questions regarding SEN, please see our SEND local offer page. The information document should answer any questions you have regarding SEN.

If you would like a tour of school before submitting your application, please telephone the school on 0117 903 0218 and book an appointment.

More information



We are delighted to welcome you to our school website and hope it provides you with the necessary information. If you have any questions then please do not hesitate to contact the school.

We are very fortunate to have such a dedicated team of professionals who all have the children’s best interests at heart. Anyone who knows Wansdyke will be able to tell you that we are a small, vibrant community in which everybody knows each other.

School prospectus 2018-19 (Pdf)



Our school can offer facilities which are available to hire for the following:

  • Birthday parties
  • After school/evening Ccubs
  • Sporting activities
  • Social occasions

We can provide safe, convenient and local facilities within our school environment for your event. You will be required to attend an induction meeting before any letting can take place. Relevant paperwork will need to be completed and signed off by our governors.

Please contact the school on 0117 903 0218 if you would like further information and/ or would like to book any of our facilities.


Wellsway Multi Academy Trust (WMAT)

Wansdyke Primary School is an academy and part of the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust (WMAT), C/o Wellsway School, Chandag Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1PH.

Further information:



At Wansdyke Primary School we are committed to the protection and safety of its pupils.

The school complies with the DBS Code of Practice in regard to criminal record information; it will not discriminate unfairly against any applicant on the basis of a conviction or other information revealed.

Unfortunately there are none at present.

You may also be interested in the career opportunities within the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust.