Cathedral Schools Trust announce new secondary school in Lockleaze

April 04 2018
Cathedral Schools Trust announce new secondary school in Lockleaze

Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) is delighted to announce the planned site for our brand new secondary school, CST Trinity Academy​.

Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) is delighted to announce the planned site for our brand new secondary school, CST Trinity Academy. CST successfully applied to open a new secondary school in 2016 through a competitive national process and has now received confirmation from the Department for Education (DfE) and Bristol City Council that the school will be built on land adjoining the Stoke Park Primary School site, located on Romney Avenue in North Bristol.

The new school will help to meet the increased demand for secondary school places in Bristol and is planned to open for Year 7 students in September 2019, growing year on year with an eventual capacity of 1220 students (180 students per year group as well as sixth-form provision).

The new secondary school aims to provide the very best educational outcomes for all our students. This includes a broad and balanced curriculum with a focus on preparation for working life. Drawing on the experience and success of Bristol Cathedral Choir School, music and the performing arts will form a key part of our curriculum offer with enhanced opportunities designed to enrich the lives of our students.

Merlyn Ipinson-Fleming, Chair of the Board of Governors for CST Trinity Academy said: “Our vision for the future, is to provide yet another opportunity for an excellent education for the children and young people of Bristol. Cathedral Schools Trust is happy to be creating that opportunity through CST Trinity Academy with the partnership and support of the CST schools as well as the families and schools in the surrounding community. We are excited to have the opportunity leading up to the opening of the new secondary school, to engage with Bristol parents, to listen to their concerns and ideas and to share our plans. We want to take this opportunity to provide an education that champions employability and provides tailored pathways for our young people to achieve both vocationally and academically.”

Executive Principal of Cathedral Schools Trust, Neil Blundell said: “We are delighted to announce the opening of the new CST Trinity Academy in Bristol. Our vision for this school is to provide opportunity and challenge for young people, whilst forming a positive and committed partnership with the local community.””

Stephen Parsons, Chair of Cathedral Schools Trust said: “Cathedral Schools Trust’s Trinity Academy is a wonderful new free school for Bristol, set to open in 2019. All our schools set out to ensure that children have the very best teaching delivered through an exciting, challenging and innovative curriculum. CST Trinity Academy will work closely with all the schools across the trust to ensure that every child has access to the very best facilities and are able to fulfill their potential, ready for the world of work”.

Gareth Simons, Headteacher of Stoke Park Primary School said: “We are delighted to hear that the Cathedral Schools Trust will build the new Trinity Academy in Lockleaze. This is great news and adds very considerable strength to schools across the area to work together to help our children and young people flourish. The Cathedral Schools Trust has dedicated itself to providing its pupils with a rich curriculum which values co-curricular activities, particularly the arts, as much as high academic standards. This approach sits perfectly with the work of Stoke Park Primary School and we are thrilled at the prospect of working in close partnership with the new Trinity Academy.”

Cathedral Schools Trust currently comprises of Bristol Cathedral Choir School, Victoria Park Primary School, Headley Park Primary School and Cathedral Primary School.

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