Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) have been given the green light to open a brand new secondary school in north Bristol, with a planned opening date of September 2019.

CST Trinity Academy will be 6 forms of entry (180 students per year group). The school will initially take students in Year 7 only, growing year on year with an eventual capacity of 1220 students including sixth-form provision.

The new school will be built on land adjoining the Stoke Park Primary School site, located on Romney Avenue in North Bristol. CST is excited to be working in close partnership with Stoke Park Primary School, Bristol City Council, educational leaders across the city, prospective parents and local community groups to provide a new school for Bristol.

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CST Trinity Academy will have a very close relationship with Bristol Cathedral Choir School (BCCS) and the primary schools that are part of CST. The new secondary school will build on their experience and success to deliver outstanding opportunities and to provide the very best educational outcomes for all our students.

Our new school will ensure that students achieve their academic and personal potential through a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which prepares students for working life. CST Trinity Academy, like Bristol Cathedral Choir School, will also offer a music specialism, delivering enhanced, co-curricular opportunities for students to explore performing and creative arts. We know that these experiences support our students to develop into confident, articulate and ambitious young adults.

CST Trinity Academy will equip its students with the skills, knowledge and personal qualities to pursue successful careers and lives. We want our students to benefit from a community which values integrity, optimism, responsibility, service, honesty, generosity and compassion. We will provide a range of opportunities for all our students, including access to:

  • An enriched co-curricular offer including the music specialism, as well as sport, performing arts, clubs and societies.
  • Employability skills training including the development of communication, analytical and team working skills and commercial awareness.
  • Links to high quality providers of apprenticeships, Higher Education and Further Education providers and mentors from the business world.
  • High quality careers information, advice and guidance which has been built into the curriculum.

Merlyn Ipinson-Fleming, Chair of the Board of Governors for CST Trinity Academy

“Our vision for the future, is to provide yet another opportunity for an excellent education for the children and young people of Bristol. 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.”

Neil Blundell, Executive Principal of Cathedral Schools Trust

“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.”

Gareth Simons, Headteacher of Stoke Park Primary School

“We are delighted to hear that the Cathedral Schools Trust will build the new CST 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 CST Trinity Academy.” 

Stephen Parsons, Chair of Cathedral Schools Trust

“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."