City Academy Bristol is a vibrant, diverse and dynamic academy in the centre of Bristol. We will provide an inclusive and accessible education, transforming future opportunities for young people, their families and the community.

In its central setting, City Academy makes a unique contribution to Bristol, building on the present CLF system leadership and commitment in securing excellent education across the city that improves lives and places, in line with the strategic aims of Bristol’s Learning City, This is a well-positioned and well-connected Academy with direct connection to the Temple Quarter and key economic areas of east and central Bristol.

The success of City Academy will be judged by its learners’ outcomes and by the quality and diversity of the workforce, its connectivity and contribution to the CLF, Bristol and beyond. This inspiring Academy will secure social and economic mobility for all students. The Academy will be good by the end of 2018.

The experience of students, parents and staff at City Academy is underpinned by a strong sense of equity and equality. We seek to remove any barrier to access, progress, participation, achievement and attainment. We will achieve this by providing a nurturing learning environment, where learning is encouraged both in and out of the academy via a range of structured and independent pursuits and aims to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relationships.

This vision for the Academy remains key and at the forefront of every decision made. Our vision is built on our Academy values of Pride, Grit and Team Spirit.


Why does City Academy exist? 

So that every student has the opportunity to go to university, choose their career and improve the world.


How do we behave?  

We value pride, grit and team spirit so that we can win in life.


What do we do? 

We educate 11-18 year olds in the local community.


How will we succeed?

By maximising learning, systematically improving literacy and creating a supporting, professional environment.


What’s important right now?

To create a student culture for winning in life by:

Improving attendance

Ensuring teaching meets the needs of all learners.


Jon Angell, Principal