Welcome to Venturers

Welcome 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 3,500 pupils and 700 staff.

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

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  • Mindfulness in the sun with Yew Tree Read more June 21st
  • Many thanks to GB Bobsleigh Olympian for coming in to see us yesterday. Children listened carefully to his messages about resilience and practised being the quickest class to climb on a 'bench bobsleigh'! Read more June 21st
  • Getting to grips with her new gadget to help with her communication Read more June 21st
  • Brilliant concert by and performing side by side - true inclusion SEND Schools and mainstream children shoulder to shoulder in unity Read more June 21st
  • What have you all BIN doing??? students are joining with the Global Campaign to recycle more with a House Competition. The house who bins the most plastic bottles will win a rewards afternoon enjoying their environment ’tbealitterbug Read more June 21st
  • Our new team kit on it’s first outing on Monday at the Gymnastics Competition 1st place for Year 5/6 team and 4th place for Year 3/4 ! Well done very proud! Read more June 20th
  • Thank you for an inspiring & educational day learning about , in zoos & how everyone can make a difference & help . Read more June 20th
  • Y10 students join together with Bristolian fine artist Andi Burns Colwill to transform an academy blank... Read more June 20th
  • Don't forget to come along and see the Y10 & Y11 art projects from the year - GCSE Art Exhibition tomorrow at 4:30-6:00pm in Medlock Hall - The finished Y10 street art project will be available to see as well. Read more June 20th
  • Why is carnival special? Stingray had a great time making their costumes yesterday as part of their enquiry! We can’t wait to see them in action! Read more June 20th
  • Our Sikh festival in action! Delicious food, drumming and lots of our community dancing altogether! Read more June 19th
  • Y8 FutureQuest group enjoy a sunny visit to to learn about & the ongoing research that takes place at . Read more June 19th
  • Today we are shaping mental health policy & practice with the fantastic & team. Tomorrow we are trust wide. This is going to be brilliant, see you tomorrow team! June 19th
  • Puffin Class visited Bishopston on Monday 18th June. Each child was introduced to the children's section and took one book back to school which will stay in their classroom until the end of term. We were also treated to a great story about Vikings! Read more June 19th
  • A great visit to today for the older students in the rowing club. Read more June 15th
  • Y10 students are excited to be working with fine artist Andy Colwall today to create some over sized creative art, capturing their passions & voice. - Student prepare their designs & draw out grids ready for transferring to the outside wall. Read more June 15th
  • The Dolphin School's football team secured victory in their first ever game yesterday! Goals from Poz and Alexandros capped off a wonderful team performance against Barton Hill Academy! Well done to all 9 of the children, you have made us proud! ⚽️🏅🥳 Read more June 15th
  • Y10 & Y11 GCSE Art Exhibition 2018 - Thurs 21st June 4:30-6:00pm in the academy Medlock Hall. Come along & see all their art & design projects from the last year & witness all their hard work. Read more June 15th
  • Many thanks to the local community of who, through - Coop St Annes Bristol - have raised over £1000 for new school building! We will be spending the money on new outside equipment for the children June 14th
  • Fun at Blaise Toy Museum for Year 1! Read more June 13th

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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