Welcome to Venturers

Welcome to Venturers Trust, a multi-academy trust based in Bristol. We are an ambitious and diverse family of schools comprising Primary, Secondary, all-age schools and a Special school, with a total of 3,500 pupils and 700 staff.

The academies within Venturers Trust are located in two clusters, one in South Bristol and the other in East Central Bristol. We are privileged to work with an incredibly diverse and vibrant set of communities and we take our educational commitment to them extremely seriously.

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  • All Venturers Trust staff can benefit from FREE use of the gym in Withywood & discounted classes & facility hire! With new & exciting fitness classes starting up this Autumn - pop along to the Sports Centre to find out more! Read more September 16th
  • Fantastic, well done! Read more September 16th
  • Great to see the students getting involved in a national scheme & at the same time these challenges will promote healthy life choices, attendance improvement & cleaner air for Bristol Read more September 16th
  • A great idea - highlighting the fantastic community spirit & involvement from all the parents & carers. Read more September 16th
  • Our team in the South West have started construction on two new schools in Bristol in a £12.5m contract for Read more September 13th
  • All academies in our Trust benefit from the fantastic opportunities made available through our sponsors. - Post-16 students learn about Access to Bristol, a scheme ran by University of Bristol - Find out more here: Read more Read more September 13th
  • Our V6 open evening is happening on Thursday 10th October, 6pm to 8:30pm. Come along and find out about our city centre, post-16 collaboration with Read more September 13th
  • It's nearly the weekend, time to kick back, relax & watch a good film - or a New Release at the CINEMA! Don't forget all Venturers Trust staff get discounted cinema tickets through their benefits package ! Find out more on the VT website: Read more Read more September 13th
  • It's always great to see what teaching staff get up to out of 'school hours' - it's not all book marking for sure! Read more September 13th
  • Fantastic! - Sport and co curricular activities are so important in a student's development. Read more September 13th
  • It's always great to see our academies working with the local community, with exciting visitors offering cultural learning - ensuring our students are rich with knowledge about the local community and the city of Bristol. Read more September 13th
  • An inspiring activity promoting friendship and kindness. Read more September 13th
  • NEW ACADEMIC YEAR, NEW FITNESS REGIME! All Trust staff can benefit from FREE use of MA Sport & Fitness Sports Centre in Withywood & subsidised prices for the many classes & facilities available. Pop along for an induction & more information. Read more Read more September 12th
  • Check video out - with special thanks to for this fantastic videoedit showcasing the success of the project Read more September 11th
  • We are committed to providing every child with a rich & challenging learning experience, alongside opportunities inspiring ambition & pride. Summer '19 brought us the , a fantastic project promoting our mission! Read more Read more September 11th
  • Dates for your diary - Find out more about our schools by visiting their Open Evenings this month. - Read more | - Read more Read more September 11th
  • Organising a trust based academic reading group for secondary teachers. Our first chosen focus will be on the book by , it would be great if Lucy would be able to join us? Please DM if interested. Read more September 11th
  • 📖 "Here, we are inside the community. As a working boxing gym, young people aren’t embarrassed to come here. We don’t operate in a sterile sports’ hall and we don’t ‘dumb down’ the sessions; everyone is treated equally." 📖 Read more September 10th
  • Currently studying your A-levels (or equivalent) and living within an hour's journey from Bristol? If so, why not apply for our popular scheme, designed to give you a taste of university life here! 📢 Applications are now open 📢 Read more Read more September 10th
  • Today, Year 6 met a character from our book 'The Island'. We asked her questions to try and understand how she felt when the mysterious man first arrived on the Island. Read more September 10th

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We are located in Bristol, and are easily accessible via road, rail and public transport.

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Academies colour coded by hub:

  • Merchants' Academy
  • Venturers' Academy
  • Bannerman Road Community Academy
  • The Dolphin School
  • The Kingfisher School
  • Barton Hill Academy
  • Fairlawn School
  • Colston's Girls' School
  • Sports Centre
  • V6 Sixth Form