Welcome to our website, and if this is your first contact with the Academy, may I extend to you a warm welcome to the Bristol Met community. Bristol Metropolitan Academy is moving into its ninth year and has gone from strength to strength since opening. It is with a real sense of pride that I join Bristol Met as its new Principal at this point in our journey.
It was well documented in 2014 that our results were the third highest in the country for progress, and it was right that this exceptional achievement on the part of students and staff was recognised. It will interest readers to know that following on from this spectacular success Bristol Met has continued to have outstanding progress scores. In 2016, based on progress made by students, Bristol Met was the best choice of school in the city to educate a secondary aged child, securing the best ‘Progress 8’results. In 2017 we have secured 2nd place in the city and have our sights set firmly on the top spot again. Our exceptional achievements are now not just a case of one year of great results, but a consistent picture.
When Ofsted visited the Academy in January 2017 we secured ‘Outstanding’ judgements in two of the four categories, with solid ‘Good’ judgements in the other two areas. There were very few areas identified for us to work on; however, we never settle and are never complacent and these areas form the basis of our ongoing improvement planning.
Bristol Met is characterised by energy, enthusiasm and a strong sense of community; we wear our uniform with pride and share a set of core values, The Metropolitan Way, which underpin all that we do. The years at school are few and precious, and it is important that students at Bristol Met have a strong sense of belonging and a belief in their right and their ability to achieve highly. Our staff are dedicated to ensuring that every student’s needs are met within and beyond lessons, and we are committed to working effectively with our students and their parents to achieve this goal. Together with our partners in the Cabot Learning Federation, we are making a positive difference to our students’ lives.
Of course, the learning environment, the positive atmosphere and the mood of the school are best experienced in person. We look forward to welcoming you to our Academy in the near future so that you can sample Bristol Met for yourself.
Cameron Shaw, Principal