Welcome from the Chief Executive Officer
As CEO of the Trust, I work with all our academies to provide the best possible educational opportunities for young people in the local area.
We encourage members of staff and students from our schools to work closely together.
We invest in creating shared leadership roles across the Trust in order to ensure consistency and the sharing of good practice. The Olympus Academy Trust is an opportunity to build on our well-established local links within the community and within the Trust in which students learn together with students from the other centres and have done for a number of years.
As a Trust, we are responsible and accountable for the education of more than 6500 students between the ages of 3 and 19 and for the employment and support of approximately 800 staff in 10 schools (and one more yet to open).
In all our schools I enjoy seeing our dedicated and innovative staff teams work with each successive cohort of students to shape the culture and ethos of our schools so that each individual feels valued and has the opportunity to contribute. We look forward to getting to know our new students each year and seeing them grow in confidence as they settle in.
Our vision is to establish our schools at the heart of the community and to equip our students to be responsible individuals who are able to make a meaningful contribution to society. I am confident that our academy partnership enables us to offer the best learning experience for all associated with us in the local area. Visitors often comment on the positive relationships and the enthusiasm for learning they see in our schools, both of which are very important to us; we hope you will experience the inclusive atmosphere and feel welcome if you visit.
Dave Baker, Chief Executive Officer, The Olympus Academy Trust
Schools in the Trust
Each of our schools has its own unique identity within the values and ethos of the Trust. Headteachers are responsible for their school and accountable for outcomes. Being part of a group of schools brings with it robust challenge and support as well as opportunities to share provision and central costs.
There are Headteachers in each school who are responsible for the day-to-day running of our schools as follows:
- Ben Dilley, Abbeywood Community School including the Engineering Centre
- Peter Lynch, Bradley Stoke Community School
- Kelly Dicks, (Head of Primary Phase) Bradley Stoke Community School
- Lucy Lang, Callicroft Primary Academy
- Matthew Lankester, Charborough Road Primary
- Sharon Clark, Filton Hill Primary
- Nicola Bailey, Meadowbrook Primary
- Dave Howe, Patchway Community School
- Will Ferris, Stoke Lodge Primary
- Jenny Cartwright, Winterbourne Academy
The Olympus Academy Trust was set up in 2012 by founding member Bradley Stoke Community School as a charitable Trust. Since then several schools have joined the partnership as follows:
Bradley Stoke Community School
Abbeywood Community School
Meadowbrook and Charborough Road Primary Schools
Stoke Lodge, Filton Hill and Callicroft Primary Schools
Patchway Community School
Bradley Stoke secondary also grew to be an all-through school with its own primary phase in September 2015.
Bristol Technology and Engineering Academy now the Engineering Centre, part of Abbeywood Community School
Each of our schools has its own unique identity within the values and ethos of Olympus. Headteachers are responsible for their school and accountable for outcomes. Being part of a group of schools brings with it robust challenge and support as well as opportunities to share provision and central costs.
The name Olympus originates from the Olympus Concorde engine. This is significant because it was designed and produced locally and therefore links to our vision of providing an excellent standard of education for all children and families in our area.
As a local organisation, we exist for the benefit of the communities we serve.
We are always keen to work with other schools, primary and secondary, encouraging them to join the partnership to develop and strengthen our local educational offer.
If you would like more information about your school joining the Trust, please CONTACT US