Welcome to Trinity Academy 

At Trinity Academy, we aim to offer a world-class education that allows every child to achieve beyond what they thought they could – their absolute best. We believe that true education is about the whole child, learning in everything they do, in and out of the classroom to become happy, confident, successful and engaged adults.

We articulate this vision by giving our community three foci: Head, Heart and Soul.

The Head - A Place of Learning: We will develop the work of Bristol Cathedral Choir School by ensuring that pupil progress is absolutely central through great teaching and engaged learning. Expert teachers will deliver a broad curriculum to develop students to have a passion for learning and to find success.

The Heart - A Place of Respect: Students will be taught to respect and care for themselves, their community and their environment and we will care for them, ensuring that all students of all abilities achieve their best because they are safe, happy and motivated. A strong emphasis will be placed on belonging to the school community. Our values are extremely important to us at every level of the school.

The Soul  - A Place of Engagement: Whole child learning happens in and outside of the classroom.  At Trinity Academy there will be a rich offer of co-curricular opportunities including specialist music and performing arts groups and exceptional sport. Students will find their spark and develop a confidence which will allow them to pursue any further study or employment.

The newest school in Bristol yet born out of a tradition stretching back to 1542 with the foundation of Bristol Cathedral School. The emergence of this ancient establishment into one of the leading education providers in the country will now lead to the opening of Cathedral Schools Trust's Trinity Academy in September 2019.

I’d like to personally invite you to our open events which are on the Events tab of the website where you can hear in detail what the new school will be like. Alternatively, you could book an appointment to meet with me for drop-in sessions throughout autumn 2018 and spring 2019.

For information on admissions please click HERE or click HERE to receive regular updates.

Eiron Bailey, Headteacher

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."