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



  • So proud to be part of this! Read more April 14th
  • SIX days to go ... these fantastic facilities are what the children of ⁦⁩ primary and deserve Read more April 14th
  • Thanks for giving our wonderful CEO the opportunity to share his core belief Read more April 13th
  • SEVEN days to go until opening of the fab new buildings for ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ Primary! So exciting!! Read more April 13th
  • ATTENTION y11-13 ART students! The ART rooms will be OPEN this THUR 15TH/FRI 16TH 10am-2:30pm. Come for the AM/PM or both! Please spread the word to fellow Art students - thanks in advance! ! April 12th
  • EIGHT days to go until we welcome children and staff in to the £13.2m new ⁦⁩ and ⁦⁩ Primary buildings in Hareclive Road!! So exciting ... can’t wait! Read more April 12th
  • For all current and ex-participants (of any age!) and adult helpers - please do share what DofE has meant to you Add yours and be inspired, reading those added already, here >>> Read more Read more April 10th
  • What a great resource! Read more April 10th
  • We are all saddened to hear of the death of Prince Philip. Over the years many have benefited greatly from taking part in the Award Scheme.  Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family. April 9th
  • We're deeply saddened that HRH The Duke of Edinburgh has died. Prince Philip became an honorary member of SMV in 1953. He dedicated so much of his life to supporting good causes & helping others. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty The Queen & all members of the Royal Family. April 9th
  • We were saddened to hear of the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. As a mark of respect, we will fly our flags at half-mast. Our thoughts are with Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family at this very sad time. Read more April 9th
  • We had a very musical end to our topic in . We wrote our own sea shanties, a couple based on . This helped us understand why people in the past travelled. Read more April 6th
  • The latest letter - End of Term Four is now on our website Please go to - Read more April 1st
  • Today is the end of term. Thank you to all the staff from for their hard work and dedication welcoming all of children back this term. Please enjoy a well earned Easter break. 👍🏾 April 1st
  • Thank you to all the & school staff out there for their hard work this term!🌟 You've continued to overcome every challenge thrown at you & have worked tirelessly over the last year to support our young people - we can't thank you enough👏 Have a lovely Easter break! Read more April 1st
  • Congratulations to Montpelier High School on their very creative new emblem. A wonderful collaboration between students and Suffia Khanan a locally based independent designer. The vision, history and values of the school were all considered. Read more Read more April 1st
  • Year 1 have been writing their own version of the poem 'By Myself'. We are so proud of their writing - what fantastic authors! Read more April 1st
  • So good to see and colleagues leading work on inclusion, diversity and community cohesion - vital work for the South West Read more March 31st
  • Thrilled to be sharing my adventures with Wild Wednesdays. Hoping to inspire students to get out and enjoy their own adventures. Read more March 24th
  • What a fly through! It looks amazing, all that planning, collaboration and commitment is paying off. Looking forward to seeing the students arrive on April 20th. Read more March 24th