Welcome

Untitled 1Welcome to Venturers Trust a Multi Academy Trust based in Bristol formed through the merger of CGS Trust and Merchants’ Academy Trust in September 2017. Comprising Primary, Secondary, all-age schools and a Special school the Trust has 3,200 pupils and 700 staff.

The Trust is sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol.

Our Academies are happy, vibrant and exciting place to learn and work and we take seriously the fact that our children and young people only get one chance at an excellent education. We have high expectations and strive to ensure that everyone in our Academy communities are able to take advantage of the best available facilities and opportunities during their time with us.

We are committed to ensuring that our Academies provide a stimulating, caring and orderly environment in which to learn and grow.

We foster a culture of confidence, ambition, resilience and self-discipline amongst our learners and aim to equip them with the skills necessary for life to succeed in an ever-changing, highly technological world. We place high importance upon developing a genuine love of learning within a creative environment with traditional values of hard work, honesty, integrity and respect. Our commitment is to ensure that each of our children and young people is inspired whether it be their intention to progress through our Sixth Forms and on to university or into apprenticeships and employment. Preparing them to be able to contribute positively to society in the future is essential to our work and purpose.

Our Academies are sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol which brings significant unique advantages and opportunities for our children and young people who benefit from unrivalled enhancement both to their curricular and co-curricular experiences as a direct result of this important partnership. Our staff and governors are highly qualified, experienced and dedicated to the development and progress of everyone in our academies.

Dr Hilary Macaulay
Chief Executive
Venturers Trust

 

@VenturersTrust

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  • Join for Kirsteen Craig, our school principal sets the bar high for the run up to World Book Day! Tweet the children to us! Read more February 21st
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  • Loving our new banner photo showing the brilliant street art on the hoardings around the construction site for the new buildings at in Bristol! February 21st
  • Check out our updated case study for - such a lovely bunch of schools to work with Read more February 21st
  • Year 4 had a brilliant time with the STEM ambassadors from Hydrock. They learnt about a range of different ways in which we can be creative within engineering, through playing games and coming up with inventive ways of safely getting past a sleeping lion. Read more February 21st
  • The job of cataloguing our amazing dual language library is well underway! This is going to make it easier for our EAL children to borrow dual language books to share at home. 📚 Read more February 20th
  • We're looking forward to welcoming prospective parents/carers to our Open Day on March 7th. Please come to witness our life transforming provision, meet our dedicated, child centred multi-disciplinary staff and the amazing students we serve Read more February 19th
  • Date for the diary - 7th March 2018 Read more February 19th
  • Date for your diary - Careers Fair to be held at Merchants' Academy. Full to the brim with local employment apprenticeships, work experience opportunities and upcoming courses. All welcome. Read more February 19th
  • It's SCIENCE week at Barton Hill Academy! The timetables are packed with workshops, starting with 'dinosaur day' today. We are going to have lots of fun learning this week! 🔍🔭⚗️#excellenceandpride February 19th
  • I've certainly learnt over the years that if you work alone, you can do so little; however working together we can be brilliant - we are a team because we respect, trust and care for each other Read more February 12th
  • Reception celebrated French Day last week by making croissants, many thanks to for the dough! 🇫🇷🥐 Read more February 12th
  • Check out all the exciting events and student achievements from Term 3 - Read our Academy Magazine called Proud here: Read more Read more February 9th
  • Students wear something colourful and bright to celebrate their Read more February 9th
  • Congratulations to Ashlea who was crowned Number Day Baking Champion with her Pi cake. She won a hamper full of maths goodies including a scientific calculator, an oxford mathematical instruments set, a pencil case full of stationery & the book “The Number Devil”. Read more February 9th
  • Students in Brunel enjoy a chance to explore different types of art and achieve their ‘Discover Arts Award’ Read more February 9th
  • in Puffin Class today - making boats and testing if they float! Read more February 9th
  • Date for your diary - Careers Fair to be held at Merchants' Academy. Full to the brim with local employment apprenticeships, work experience opportunities and upcoming courses. All welcome. Read more February 9th
  • So excited to see Yr 1 & 2 production of Aladdin! The children and staff have worked so hard. It's going to be fantastic! Read more February 7th
  • Some female students from Y8 & Y10 have been presenting assemblies on Gender Equality & Sexism Awareness to their peers today Read more February 6th