Welcome to St Ursula’s E-ACT academy. It is a privilege to be the Interim Headteacher of this fantastic school. We are situated in Westbury-On-Trym, in a new purpose built facility that boasts a large playing field and wooded area. The academy is a real community with staff, children and parents all working closely together.
In March 2018 Ofsted inspected the academy and reported that it had improved on its previous ‘Good’ rating and may be moving towards ‘Outstanding’. A quote from a parent from our report sums up the academy very well –
‘The teaching staff are caring and nurturing but also get results. I can’t speak highly enough of this fabulous school.’
We are part of the E-ACT multi-academy trust. We work very closely with five other E-ACT schools in Bristol and this has helped enormously to develop teaching standards in our academy. There is a wealth of expertise to tap into and our Regional Education Director, Stephen Luke, discusses school improvement with all six schools on a weekly basis.
St Ursula’s is a safe and nurturing academy. We take all aspects of safeguarding extremely seriously. Our most recent Ofsted inspection reported that –
‘A culture of ensuring the safeguarding and welfare of pupils is of utmost importance to the school. Staff have secure knowledge and receive regularly updated training which helps them to identify and report concerns.’
We offer wrap around care to parents and carers with our breakfast and after school provision with no waiting lists. There is a wide selection of after school clubs for pupils to further their interests in sport, arts and other curriculum areas.
Our pupils achieve results significantly above national averages in all subjects across all year groups. We embrace the challenge of maintaining these standards and we are always looking for innovative ways to ignite the pupils’ interests. Children here love learning and leave us more than ready for the next part of their academic journey.
I look forward to meeting you and seeing your child begin their school life at St Ursula’s.