Our staff

Head Teacher: Mr Adam Smith

Deputy Head Teacher: Emily Harris

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

Year 5 Class Teacher: Mrs Eleanor Rhodes

Year 4 Class Teacher: Miss Lynsey Johns

Year 3 Class Teacher: Mrs Lucy Thomerson

Year 2 Class Teacher: Mrs Carys Greenwood

Year 1 Class Teacher: Mr Ashley Webster

Year R Class Teacher: Mrs Rhianon Gregory-Hemmings

PPA Teachers:

Mrs Louise Boothroyd
Mrs Sarah Harris

Teaching Assistants:

Mrs Rebecca Quinn
Mrs Lesley White
Mrs Lisa Houselander
Mrs Louise Leacy
Mrs Sharon Sims
Mrs Natalie Kumar
Miss Lauren Hunt
Mrs Pauline Getter

Apprentice Teaching Assistant: Mr Jordan Warfield

Primary Learning Mentor: Mrs Lisa Kidd

School Administrators: Mrs Lisa Williams and Mrs Karen Brown


Breakfast Club Playleaders / SMSAs:

Mrs Julie Madden
Mrs Julie Harvey


Mrs Vikki Bedford
Mrs Sadie Comerford
Miss Heather Kean
Mrs Nicola White
Miss Emma Lewis
Miss Victoria Weston
Mrs Hannah Templar
Miss Amy Dewberry


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, our parents/carers 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

Ms Claire Bertram: Parent Governor
Staff Governor:
 3/2/2022 - 2/2/2026 

Mr Paul Cairns: Parent Governor and Vice Chair
Term of office: 1/11/2018 - 31/10/2022

Mr Oliver Chambers: Co-opted Governor
Term of office: 1/11/2018 - 31/10/2022

Mr Mark Cox: Community Governor
Terms of office: 3/2/2022 - 2/2/2026

Ms Joanne Finkel: Community Governor and Chair of Governors
Term of office: 3/2/2022 - 2/2/2026 

Mrs Pauline Getter: Staff Governor
Term of office: 1/11/2018 - 31/10/2022

Mrs Rhianon Gregory-Hemmings: Staff Governor 
Terms of office: 3/2/2022 - 2/2/2026

Mick O’Neill-Duff: Co-opted Governor
Term of office:  8/10/2020 - 7/10/2024

Mr Adam Smith: Headteacher
Term of office: Ex officio

Ms Amy Tuckwell: Parent Governor
Term of office: 28/1/2019 - 27/1/2023

Past Governors

Mrs Louise Leacy: Co-opted Governor
Term of office: 1/11/2018 - resigned: 24/9/2021

Ms Emily Harris: Staff Governor
Term of office: 30/9/2021 - 26/11/2021

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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 2022, you will need to apply online between September 2021 and January 2022.

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

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 take a look at our school prospectus to gain some more information about what we offer here at Wansdyke. For more information regarding SEND please see our SEND local offer.

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

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Welcome to new parents and carers

Video presentation for new parents and carers with children starting Reception Year in September 2020.



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.

For more information please see our school prospectus (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.


Futura Learning Partnership

Wansdyke Primary School is an academy and a Futura Learning Partnership school. Registered office: Chandag Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1PH.

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At Wansdyke Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Eligibility to work in the UK

You must have, or be able to obtain before you start, permission to work in the UK. Further information is available on the UK Border Agency website.

Criminal convictions

The school will undertake an enhanced DBS check for the successful applicant. If you have a criminal record, you must tell us about all 'spent' and 'unspent' cautions and convictions.

We ask that you also tell us about any police reprimands/cautions/warnings that may be revealed by the request of an enhanced disclosure from the DBS. If you are shortlisted, you will be asked to bring identification to the interview and, if appointed, you will be required to complete a DBS check at an enhanced level.


We will obtain references for the successful applicant. All offers of employment are made subject to the receipt of two references, which we regard as satisfactory.

If any of your previous roles (voluntary or paid) involved working with children, young people or vulnerable adults, we will ask for information about past disciplinary issues relating to these vulnerable groups (including any in which the time penalty is 'time expired') and whether you have been subject to any child/vulnerable adult protection concerns and the outcome of any enquiry or disciplinary procedures.


Our selection process is based on each individual's own merits and abilities. The information provided in your application is evidence and used against the essential and desirable criteria required for the post. 


If you are selected for interview, we will contact you with the details of the interview and explain what you need to bring. Our selection processes normally consist of a full interview programme and involves an opportunity to meet some other staff and students. For some roles you may be asked to take part in a written/practical/skills exercise.

Pre-employment checks

All offers of employment are made subject to pre-employment checks including a medical questionnaire and reference returns.


Robust procedures are in place to ensure that staff who have access to children, young people and vulnerable adults or access to sensitive information about children, young people and vulnerable adults are employed safely.

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