Welcome from the CEO

Every member of the Venturers Trust community shares a determination to ensure that each young person, through the transformative value of education, will be inspired to achieve their hopes for the future. We have a moral responsibility to provide our students with a high-quality education that not only encourages curiosity, but equips them with the confidence, ambition and skills to pursue their goals and contribute positively to society.

Education really can change lives for the better and it is essential that we nurture the potential of every student, regardless of their background or starting point. Against the guiding principle ‘work hard, be kind’, I believe that anything is possible.

You will see from our mission, vision and values that people are at the heart of Venturers Trust. Our pupils and their families, as well as teachers, teaching assistants, staff, principals, governors and central support staff all have unique qualities, abilities, talents and potential and we see no limits to what our Trust community can achieve. 

By providing genuine opportunities to develop expertise, share best practice, form partnerships both within and beyond the Trust, and provide the right level of support and challenge to our Academy Leadership Teams, together we can close the gap too often caused by disadvantage and improve the life chances of all young people.


David watson obe



 David Watson OBE

Chief Executive Officer



  • We are looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and passionate Speech and Language Therapist to join our thriving independent practice with a starting salary of £24,790 pro rata, term time only. rachel.co.uk Read more February 10th
  • We were so excited to send home our, 'Snuggle up with a book' bags with 6 deserving KS2 children last week. Several high-quality texts, from philosophy to poetry to graphic novels, along with hot chocolate to share with an adult and a cuddly friend. Read more February 10th
  • Packed room for today’s to discuss the city’s approach to healthier people and places – great energy in the room to improve access to sport & exercise, healthy food & building healthy environments Read more February 7th
  • Great morning spent outlining the South Bristol film project with Look out for us knocking on pretty much anyone’s door for support to make this happen. We have some talented young people here, let’s make the difference and help them make this happen. February 7th
  • Amazing attendance for a Saturday! Demonstrating how the passion from the staff to provide the co curricular is highly appreciated by the students - driving them to attend & enjoy a 'day at school' on a Saturday! Read more February 7th
  • Thank you for a truly inspirational day at Darton Academy . Your mission and high impact school improvement strategy alongside the deep moral imperative lived and breathed at every level is awesome. A day of Deep Learning for us February 7th
  • Sparking curiosity in Early Years & allowing pupils to discover the exciting local facilities available , as well as potential career opportunities to inspire towards, all within their city of . Read more February 7th
  • Fantastic connections with Bristol based businesses like ensures that we can provide varied & intriguing opportunities to our students across all Venturers Trust academies. Read more February 7th
  • Congratulations to the budding Scientists! Read more February 7th
  • Students! Come and spend a few mins with us today at lunch time for some advice, chat and biscuits for Read more February 7th
  • Listen out for students over the coming Saturday's on BBC Radio Bristol on a segment called 'Kids Vs the News' around 10am with James Hanson. Y3 students from multiple Venturers Trust academies are participating over the coming months. (94.9fm)📻🎧 January 31st
  • Fantastic to see the children getting out despite the weather and exploring their local community - encouraging curiosity from an early age! Read more January 31st
  • This is a great new facility for students Read more January 31st
  • Support staff member Nia from & her 24hr Sponsored Spin raising funds to help eradicate . - Read more Read more January 27th
  • Many thanks for visiting the students and inspiring them about future opportunities. Read more January 27th
  • Mr Bray will be a speaker at the Follow the Leader: Medieval Leaders and Leadership - CMS Postgraduate Conference next week - Well done sir - we are SO proud of our incredible teaching staff here Read more January 24th
  • It is such a privilege to host Clemence and introduce her to our children to learn about a different culture and language first hand. Bonjour! Read more January 24th
  • Bay tree had tea-riffic time at the reading cafe with Miss. Edwards! Read more January 21st
  • Some of our Year 6 pupils attending in their Mathematician Competition! It was a super tricky problem and they showed lots of and ! Read more January 21st