Covid-19 Updates

We are acutely aware of the current level of concern about the risks from covid-19 (coronavirus) and how this affects our academies and our communities.

We continue to monitor the covid-19 situation closely and all of our academies are following advice from Public Health England (PHE) the Department for Education (DfE) and other agencies to respond to this fluid and fast changing situation.

We feel it is important that we acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all of our staff across the Trust and those working in our partner organisations to keep our services running and our children, families and each other safe.


Click on your academy for specific updates

Bannerman Road Community Academy

Barton Hill Academy

Colston's Girls' and V6 Sixth Form

The Dolphin School

Fairlawn Primary

The Kingfisher School

Merchants' Academy

Venturers' Academy



Covid-19 updates Trust-wide


Covid-19 Helpline

A government provided helpline to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education - for staff, parents and young people.

Phone:  0800 046 8687


Opening hours:  8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


Useful links providing Support & Advice for families

  • Advice to schools from the DfE and PHE can be found here
  • Advice for parents and carers from the government can be found here
  • Click here - For guidance on Covid-19 in 32 languages
  • Bristol's SEND Offer Updates - the latest advice and information from central government, the NHS and other resources: bristol offer/covid19 - what you need to know


Letters from Venturers Trust CEO, Dave Watson

(Click on the below documents to read/download)
Covid-19 updates from the CEO Date  
Letter to parents carers 12th May 2020 12th May 2020 Download
Letter to parents carers 7th May 2020 07th May 2020 Download