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2007
John Cabot Academy Academy Trust

John Cabot Academy Academy Trust

John Cabot Academy and Bristol Brunel Academy become a soft Federation in September 2007 the first partnership of the yet to be Cabot Learning Federation.

Bristol Brunel

Bristol Brunel

Bristol Brunel opened in 2007. Built on the grounds of the predecessor school Speedwell Technology College, the School was the first secondary school in the UK to be completed as part of the Building Schools for the Future (BSF) programme and was opened by Prime Minister Gordon Brown. 

2009
Cabot Learning Federation

Cabot Learning Federation

Under the guidance of CEO David Carter the Cabot Learning Federation was established as a single multi academy trust in 2009. John Cabot Academy, Bristol Brunel Academy and Bristol Metropolitan Academy were the first academies within the Federation. 

Bristol Metropolitan Academy

Bristol Metropolitan Academy

Set in the heart of Fishponds Bristol Metropolitan Academy, formally Bristol Metropolitan College, joined the Federation in 2009. With students speaking over fifty different languages, Bristol Metropolitan has been one of the top performing academies in the country. 

2010
Post 16

Post 16

In 2010 the Cabot Learning Federation’s Post 16 provision was established, for students within and outside the Federation.

2011
Hans Price Academy

Hans Price Academy

In 2011 Hans Price Academy, in Weston super Mare transferred to the Federation. Formally Wyvern Community School Hans Price Academy was named after Hans Price who was the architect responsible for much of the development of Weston-super-Mare, during the Victorian era.

Kings Oak Academy

Kings Oak Academy

Also in 2011 the former Kingsfield School transferred to the Cabot Learning Federation, renamed King’s Oak Academy one of its most notable students was planetary scientist Colin Pillinger. Colin was the principal investigator for Beagle 2 Mars lander project, part of European Space Agency’s (ESA) 2003 Mars Express mission.

2012
Summer Hill Academy

Summer Hill Academy

Summerhill Academy, in St George joined the Federation in 2012. Summerhill Academy along with MinervaBegbrook and Fromevale were the first primaries to join the Federation. 

Minerva Primary Academy

Minerva Primary Academy

Minerva Academy, located in the Hillfields estate joined the Federation in 2012. Minerva Academy along with Summerhill, Begbrook and Fromevale were the first primaries to join the Federation.

Frome Vale Academy

Frome Vale Academy

Frome Vale Academy, in Downend joined the Federation in 2012. Frome Vale Academy along with Minerva, Begbrook and Summerhill were the first primaries to join the Federation.

Begbrook Primary Academy

Begbrook Primary Academy

Begbrook Academy, in Stapleton joined the Federation in 2012. Begbrook Academy along with MinervaFromevale and Summerhill were the first primaries to join the Federation.

Government meet at John Cabot Academy

Government meet at John Cabot Academy

In November 2012 the Prime Minister David Cameron brought his entire Government to John Cabot Academy for a regional Government meeting. This was the first time a meeting like this had ever taken place in a school locally or nationally. 

2013
Wallscourt Farm Academy

Wallscourt Farm Academy

In 2013 the Cabot Learning Federation welcomed a brand new primary academy. Wallscourt Farm Academy, was built on the Wallscourt Farm Estate in Stoke Gifford to cater for families who had moved on to the newly built housing estate.

2014
Sir David Carter

Sir David Carter

In April 2014 Sir David Carter resigned from the post of Chief Executive Officer of the Cabot Learning Federation to take up the position of Regional Schools Commissioner for the South West. 

Hanham Woods Academy

Hanham Woods Academy

In 2014 Hanham Woods Academy joined the Cabot Learning Federation. Previously Hanham High one of its most notable students was Stephen Merchant, the co-writer and co-director of the popular British sitcom The Office.

2015
New CEO Appointed

New CEO Appointed

Steve Taylor was appointed the new CEO of the Cabot Learning Federation. Steve’s former roles were Principal – Bristol Metropolitan Academy, and Executive Principal of the Cabot Learning Federation. 

The Acorn

The Acorn

In 2015 brand new primary building was opened by the Rt Hon MP Nicky Morgan on the grounds of King’s Oak Academy. Named the Acorn this is the Cabot Learning Federation’s first all through school. 

Digitech Studio School

Digitech Studio School

Digitech Studio School the first of its kind in Bristol joined the Cabot Learning Federation in 2015. A brand new build Digitech is a small studio school for students aged 14-19 that delivers a specialised curriculum for progression into the creative digital and high tech sectors.

2016
Haywood Village Academy

Haywood Village Academy

Haywood Village Academy is a primary academy based in Weston super Mare. A new build Academy who joined the Federation when the school opened in 2016.

City Academy

City Academy

City Academy transferred to the Cabot Learning Federation in 2016. Set in the heart of the city of Bristol, City Academy is a vibrant, multi-cultural and dynamic academy.

2017
Digitech Officially Opened by HRH the Princess Royal

Digitech Officially Opened by HRH the Princess Royal

In March 2017 Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal officially opened Digitech Studio School. The Princess Royal spent about an hour touring the brand new building. HRH also met with staff, students, and parents. 

BBC Radio Bristol Broadcast from Digitech

BBC Radio Bristol Broadcast from Digitech

In October 2017 BBC Radio Bristol’s Breakfast Show, presented by Emma Britton, broadcast live from Digitech Studio School. The first time the programme had ever broadcast live from a school. 

2018
Evergreen Primary Academy

Evergreen Primary Academy

Set in the heart of Easton, Evergreen Primary Academy joined the Cabot Learning Federation in 2018. Evergreen thrives on diversity and welcomes children and families from all over the world to join their happy community where we celebrate each other’s strengths and uniqueness.

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Minerva New Build Officially Opened by Prue Leith

Minerva New Build Officially Opened by Prue Leith

In November 2018 Minerva Primary Academy’s brand new state-of-the-art building was officially opened by novelist, cookery writer, TV personality and business woman Prue Leith CBE. 

2019
Herons Moor’ Academy

Herons Moor’ Academy

Herons Moor’ Academy located in Weston super Mare is a primary academy that transferred to the Cabot Learning Federation in 2019.
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Bristol Futures Academy

Bristol Futures Academy

Bristol Futures Academy joined the Federation in 2019. Bristol Futures Academy is based in the Barton Hill area of Bristol and is an alternative provision for pupils struggling in main stream schools.
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Broadoak Academy

Broadoak Academy

Broadoak Academy joined the Federation in July 2019. Broadoak Academy will join the CLF’s North Somerset cluster of schools which include Hans Price Academy, Herons Moor Academy and Haywood Village Academy.
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