School sponsors named

December 23 2013

COLSTON'S Girls' School Trust has been selected by the Government to sponsor another new primary academy in Bristol.

COLSTON'S Girls' School Trust has been selected by the Government to sponsor another new primary academy in Bristol.
The trust will now enter into negotiations with Bristol City Council and the Department for Education with the intention of launching a co-educational school in September 2015 on the site of the former Fairfield Grammar School in Montpelier.
It is planned that this will eventually take in 420 pupils aged four to 11, helping to meet the continuing rise in demand for places.
When confirmed, the school in Fairlawn Road will be the third primary in the trust, situated close to the flagship Colston's Girls' School secondary academy and the Trust's first primary academy, The Dolphin School.
The school is funded by the Government under its Targeted Basic Need Programme and is one of three due to open in Bristol following a successful bid by the council.
The new primary will draw on the trust’s outstanding secondary school and the excellent levels of academic progress at its primaries to create a high quality, inclusive school.
Executive principal designate Erica Draisey said: “The Colston's Girls' School Trust team feel extremely privileged to have been chosen to develop the new primary school in Fairlawn Road. We look forward to working with the local community to develop a school in the heart of Montpelier which will provide exceptional learning opportunities for pupils and their families.
"We will work with parents to ensure high expectations and aspirations for all families, based on the four core values of the trust - community, aspiration, responsibility and achievement.
"CGST is driven by a moral purpose to improve life chances, provision and opportunities for young people in Bristol. The trust's core beliefs and values are embedded in all its schools while allowing each learning community to develop a distinctive identity relevant to its neighbourhood."
The first 60 pupils will be admitted to the reception classes at the new school in September 2015, with the school building up over seven years.