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Popular academy to grow thanks to £1.7m extension

A £1.7 MILLION expansion to allow Bristol Brunel Academy in Speedwell to take in more students has been agreed by the city council.


The secondary school will admit 16 extra 11-year-olds this September to help meet increasing demand for places. This decision will allow the Cabot Learning Federation academy to increase its admission number by 80 over five years.


The council’s cabinet has also voted in favour of building a
£25 million additional secondary school in Lockleaze. This will be sited on Romney Avenue alongside Stoke Park Primary and will be run by Cathedral Schools Trust. It is expected to take in most of its students from a citywide catchment area, as Bristol Cathedral Choir School does. 


The council has received  4,900 applications for Year 7 places in Bristol schools for September  – a 6% rise  on the 4,625 applications in 2017. It is working with the Government and others to increase supply.


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