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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to Bannerman Road Community Academy which is part of Venturers Trust and is an inclusive primary school in Bristol. We share our setting with the Children's Centre, providing education and caring support for our children from 2 to 11 years old.

Our two modern buildings in inner city Bristol, Easton are linked by play areas and our developing landscaped areas are used in forest school activities for all children.

We celebrate our diverse and multi-lingual community and believe that all pupils are entitled to high quality, engaging and exciting teaching and learning. We have high expectations and challenge everyone to reach his or her full potential.

Ethos and Values


We are proud and welcoming of our diverse community. Our school provides an engaging environment. This enables the children to take ownership of their own learning to become lifelong learners.

We believe that our school is a learning environment for all the stakeholders - pupils, staff, parents and the wider community.

All pupils should have the entitlement to quality engaging and exciting teaching and learning. We expect our pupils to take ownership of their learning and to assess their own progress. To do this we have high expectations and aspirations for all of our pupils.

Personalised learning is about helping every child and young person to do better, which means tailoring their education to their individual needs, interests and aptitudes so as to fulfil their potential and giving them the motivation to be independent, lifelong ambitious learners.

We are proud of the relationships we have with our pupils, parents/carers and believe that it is central to the making our vision come true.  

Every child leaving Bannerman Road Community Academy should:

  • Enjoy the journey of learning
  • Have an open and enquiring mind
  • Know and be proud of their own skills and positive qualities in others
  • Be able to recognise and value skills and positive qualities in others
  • Achieve the highest levels of literacy, numeracy and Information Technology, together with social and communication skills
  • Enjoy physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Be aware of their rights and responsibilities
  • This will enable each child to enjoy and make the very best of the next steps in their journey

Working For Us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers!

Venturers Trust

Venturers Trust is a new Multi Academy Trust based in Bristol formed through the merger of CGS Trust and Merchants’ Academy Trust in September 2017. Comprising Primary, Secondary, all-age schools and a Special school the Trust has 3,200 pupils and 700 staff.

The Trust is sponsored by the Society of Merchant Venturers and the University of Bristol. The Society of Merchant Venturers is a private entrepreneurial and charitable organisation that actively supports enterprise in Bristol. It has been involved in improving the city’s education for at least 400 years. As a sponsor, the Merchant Venturers are heavily involved in all aspects of the Trust including Governance. They bring first class expertise in governance and a wide range of business acumen to the benefit of our schools.

The University of Bristol ranks as one of the top 10 universities in the United Kingdom. It is committed to encouraging the number of local students seeking a place within Higher Education. The University is actively involved in the development of the Trust’s curriculum and Governance and allows our pupils and students to access its excellent academic facilities. The University has created an extensive programme of opportunities for our pupils which no other schools have. The University also offers support in other areas, such as research and mentoring. Both sponsors seek to ensure that all our young people receive a truly inspiring education. Their support, challenge and expertise are greatly valued.

Currently the Primary phase of Venturers Trust comprises:

  • Bannerman Road Community Academy
  • Barton Hill Academy
  • The Dolphin School
  • Fairlawn School
  • The Kingfisher School
  • Merchants’ Academy, an all-age school, also benefits from collaboration in its Primary Phase with the five Primary schools in the Trust

The Trust has a set of core values which are embedded in all of its schools whilst allowing each learning community to develop a distinctive identity relevant to its local community. The core values across the family of schools are: Respect, Responsibility, Curiosity, and Resilience