Welcome from the CEO

Every member of the Venturers Trust community shares a determination to ensure that each young person, through the transformative value of education, will be inspired to achieve their hopes for the future. We have a moral responsibility to provide our students with a high-quality education that not only encourages curiosity, but equips them with the confidence, ambition and skills to pursue their goals and contribute positively to society.

Education really can change lives for the better and it is essential that we nurture the potential of every student, regardless of their background or starting point. Against the guiding principle ‘work hard, be kind’, I believe that anything is possible.

You will see from our mission, vision and values that people are at the heart of Venturers Trust. Our pupils and their families, as well as teachers, teaching assistants, staff, principals, governors and central support staff all have unique qualities, abilities, talents and potential and we see no limits to what our Trust community can achieve. 

By providing genuine opportunities to develop expertise, share best practice, form partnerships both within and beyond the Trust, and provide the right level of support and challenge to our Academy Leadership Teams, together we can close the gap too often caused by disadvantage and improve the life chances of all young people.


David watson obe



 David Watson OBE

Chief Executive Officer



  • Many thanks to from for providing a really interesting insight into within the . Lots of excellent questions from students during the presentation Read more January 22nd
  • Our kitchen team did a fantastic job of making up 146 food parcels for 270 children. Please come & pick them up from the main school office asap. Fresh fruit is available. From this week, every FSM child will receive a voucher to cover 4 weeks, whether they are in school or not. Read more January 19th
  • A watershed day ⁦ as Ali retires from primary after 20 years! You have been the beating heart at MAP and we shed some tears today. But you will be our guest of honour in better times and we will raise a glass together. Let’s Be More Ali! ⁦Read more January 16th
  • Last chance for an on-time application for Reception 2021! But if you’d like to know more about places in any year group at any of our wonderful schools, do get in touch. Read more January 15th
  • 👏👏👏Well done to everyone who had a go at baking the Galette recipe that Madame White shared last week! C'est délicieux!! We really enjoy seeing pictures of the creative things you are doing at home. Bravo! Read more January 14th
  • We have been so impressed with the home learning that is happening at home this week. We have had chocolate fossils and some fantastic writing from our children. Keep up the great work Kingfishers. Read more January 14th
  • Year 1 have been working on the Magic Paintbrush. We have been learning to box up a story focusing on the main parts. Read more January 14th
  • A great job well done 👍🏾 Read more January 14th
  • Our staff have been hard at work this last week establishing a COVID testing centre for regular testing of staff and students, ensuring continuity of education and a safe environment for all Read more January 14th
  • Great work! Read more January 14th
  • Chocolate fossils - what’s not to like? 😉🦕🦖 Read more January 14th
  • Friday is the last day for applications for reception class places for 2021. Make sure you have the best chance of getting your child into one of our wonderful Bristol primary schools by ensuring you put in your application on time. Read more January 13th
  • RECEPTION STARTERS SEPTEMBER 2021 All applications for reception places for September 2021 need to be made by midnight 15th January. Apply here: Read more Read more January 13th
  • Deadline for admissions applications for Reception classes in Bristol is Friday 15th Jan. To help you make your decision, please watch this video of Fairlawn School: Read more January 13th
  • Mapping out the outside classroom at our new school is so exciting Read more January 13th
  • The start of Lateral Flow Testing at the Withywood site starts with Mr. Williams Read more January 12th
  • I was really proud to be part of team today. When things are tough, you often see the best in people and that’s what we got today. Huge amounts of positivity and people working together in a solutions focused way to do the best for our students. Bloody brilliant. January 6th
  • ⁩ we will be delivering PL remotely tomorrow. The situation for the next phase is a little unclear and we understand that may cause anxiety. I and the team will make contact ASAP but be assured we are doing our very best to support all in our community. Read more January 3rd
  • Headteachers are naturally pragmatic, adaptable and practical. Here, explains how they will manage with the confusing mess that is school's return in January Read more December 30th
  • To reassure all ⁦⁩ we have plans in place for all year groups learning. We will post messages ASAP on Twitter, Facebook and our website re the format that will take. We will do everything we can to meet the needs of our community ⁦Read more December 30th