Monitoring pollution at Bristol schools

In 2018, Bristol City Council did extra monitoring at 59 schools & nurseries to check nitrogen dioxide levels where young lungs spend their time.

The results should be released around March 2019. If your school is on the list:

  • Do the PTA, “eco club” and school council know, and are they ready to share the results?
  • How can you use this information to get more families involved in reducing air pollution?

A school-wide pledge to scoot, ride or walk once a week, support for a “park & stride” scheme, run an anti-idling campaign, apply for temporary road closures to celebrate streets for children, talk to councillors about changing road layouts, a map project showing the quickest and nicest routes to school for walking with littler ones…

What could your school community do?

1. Ashley Down Primary School
2. Ashton Gate Primary School
3. Ashton Park School
4. Avonmouth Church Of England Primary School
5. Avonmouth Children’s Centre
6. Bannerman Road Community Academy
7. Barton Hill Academy
8. Blaise Primary & Nursery School
9. Briarwood School
10. Bristol Cathedral Choir School
11. Bristol Futures Academy
12. Cabot Primary School
13. Cathedral Primary School
14. Chester Park Infant School
15. Colston’s Girls’ School
16. Compass Point- South St School & Childrens Centre
17. Compass Point: South St School & Children’s Centre
18. Early Years Bannerman Road
19. Easton Church Of England Primary School
20. Fairfield High School
21. Filton Avenue
22. Fishponds Church Of England Academy
23. Glenfrome Primary School
24. Hannah More Primary School
25. Henbury School
26. Hillcrest Primary School
27. Holy Cross Catholic Primary School
28. Hotwells Primary School
29. May Park Primary School
30. Millpond Primary School
31. Nova Primary School
32. Orchard School
33. Parson Street Primary School
34. Redcliffe Early Excellence Children’s Centre
35. Redfield Educate Together Primary Academy
36. Rosemary Nursery School and Children’s Centre
37. Sea Mills Primary School
38. Sea Mills Primary School & Children’s Centre
39. Sefton Park Infant School
40. Sefton Park Junior School
41. Southville Primary School
42. St Barnabas Church Of England Primary School
43. St George C.E. V.C. Primary School
44. St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School (Bristol)
45. St Mary Redcliffe & Temple C.E. Secondary School
46. St Mary Redcliffe C.E. Primary School
47. St Michael’s On The Mount C.E. Primary School
48. St Nicholas Of Tolentine Catholic Primary School
49. St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School
50. St Paul’s Nursery School & Children’s Centre
51. St Werburgh’s Park Nursery School
52. St Werburgh’s Primary School
53. Summerhill Academy
54. Summerhill Infant School
55. The City Academy Bristol
56. The Leap
57. Victoria Park Primary School
58. West Town Lane Academy
59. Woodstock School

These schools were chosen by the council as they are either within the city Air Quality Monitoring Area or within 100m of a busy road. If your school isn’t on the list or you’re outside Bristol Council area, check our map to see your nearest monitoring location.

Support and resources

If you want to find out more or get support on how to make change happen at your school

1. Get in touch with the local branch of the Clean Air Parents Network or email
2. Check out Sustrans school resources for activities, survey templates and schemes
3. Use the National Clean Air Day anti-idling toolkit and schools toolkit
4. Share information from our resource kit
5. If you are linked to a secondary school in or near Bristol, we may be able to run an interactive ClairCity workshop on air pollution (links to Geography curriculum, or at an extra-curricular club) for pupils. Contact