Press Release.

Cabot Learning Federation

Brook Road, Kingswood, Bristol, BS15 4JT

The CLF welcomes Bristol Futures Academy


The Cabot Learning Federation (CLF) is extremely pleased to announce that Bristol Futures Academy (BFA), based in Barton Hill, officially joined the Cabot Learning Federation on March 1st.

BFA and the CLF have been working closely together since the summer of 2018, with the CLF providing support for the academy, an alternative provision for pupils aged 14-16 in East Central Bristol. It is great that colleagues from BFA will now be fully integrated into all our networks and collaborative practices; we feel sure that the benefits for learning about best practice in diverse settings will be mutually beneficial as our relationship deepens and grows.

More broadly the academy now joins the CLF’s Bristol cluster, as well as the emerging ‘Snowdon Village’ suite of provisions, which also includes our existing internal alternative provisions The Nest (primary) and Engage (secondary). More news on the development of Snowdon Village will follow in the coming months.

Alex Davies Interim Head Alex Davies of Bristol Futures Academy said, “We are very happy to have joined such a well-established trust and excited about the possibilities it brings with it. We’ve been working closely with CLF for some time now and have really valued working with a trust which shares the same vision as us – equality of opportunity. I am also very pleased for the students at Bristol Futures Academy as this partnership will enable us to work in close collaboration with other mainstream schools and help us to raise standards for some of Bristol’s most vulnerable children.”

Sally Apps Executive Principal of the Cabot Learning Federation said, “I would like to thank colleagues at BFA for their patience and commitment during the period in which we have been preparing for this transfer and I would like to extend a warm welcome to Alex Davies and her team to our family of schools.”


Dean Blake

Communications Manager

Cabot Learning Federation

Tel; 0117 244 6233 Ext 1601

Mob; 07710 406731


Note to editors:

In 2019 the CLF will have existed for 10 years as a Multi-Academy Trust (MAT). In the course of that time our federation has developed from a small Bristol-based secondary education partnership to an instinctively collaborative ambitious organisation of over 20 entities, serving the educational needs of 9,000 children and young people aged 3 to 19.

Our federation is sponsored by the University of the West of England and Rolls-Royce PLC. Our academies are based in three 3-19 clusters in Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset.

We employ around 1,600 people in a range of roles designed to help children to be successful in their lives. We also rely on the time and commitment of over 200 volunteer governors, who share our values and ambitions for our schools and our pupils.