Cathedral Schools Trust (CST) is pleased to launch our Section 10 consultation* in relation to our new secondary school, CST Trinity Academy. This will be a state funded secondary school and our vision is to offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a focus on preparation for working life as well as music and the performing arts. 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.

As part of the process of opening a new school, CST is legally required to hold a consultation exercise (under Section 10 of the Academies Act 2010) to determine whether the trust should enter into a Funding Agreement with the Department for Education. An example of a model funding agreement can be viewed at:

This consultation enables local residents, staff and governors from local schools, parents, students, Councillors, community groups and any other interested parties to share their views.

This is an important step in our journey to opening in September 2019 and we are looking forward to listening to your views in order to provide you with the best school possible.

The consultation has now closed. We will publish a report on the consultation responses on this website in due course.

 *Please note this consultation is not related to any building or planning applications surrounding the new school and a further consultation on the building and site layout will take place ahead of the planning application process.

Further information

To see a copy of the proposed draft admission arrangements for CST Trinity Academy, please click here.

To see frequently asked questions from the consultation events, please click here.

For any enquiries, please email:

Public events

You are warmly invited to attend one of our Section 10 public consultation events to meet us and to find out more information. The events will be held as follows:

Tuesday 17th April 6-7.30pm at Stoke Park Primary School, Brangwyn Grove, Bristol BS7 9BY

Wednesday 2nd May 5.30-7pm at Stoke Park Primary School, Brangwyn Grove, Bristol BS7 9BY

Tuesday 8th May 9-10.30am at The Hub, Gainsborough Square, Bristol BS7 9FB

Wednesday 23rd May 2-4pm at The Cameron Centre, Cameron Walk, Bristol, BS7 9XB

Tuesday 5th June 5.30-7pm at St James’ Church, Romney Ave, Bristol BS7 9TD

The consultation closed on Friday 15th June 2018.

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