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September 30 2021

STUDENTS and staff at the Cabot Learning Federation’s Post 16 provision have moved into their new temporary classrooms on site at John Cabot Academy.

STUDENTS and staff at the Cabot Learning Federation’s Post 16 provision have moved into their new temporary classrooms on site at John Cabot Academy.

The 12 classrooms opened at the start of the academic year and are expected to be in use for three to five years while the CLF pursues its aim of opening a  permanent Post 16 base at the former Speedwell Fire Station site  close to Bristol Brunel Academy.

Moving more of the CLF Post 16 students to the JCA site in Kingswood has freed  up more space at Bristol Brunel Academy for Year 7 students.

Bristol City Council has funded the new temporary sixth form accommodation for CLF, which has provided additional spaces at BBA, Bristol Metropolitan and City Academy to help ensure that all children in the area who need secondary school places can have one. The council is also backing CLF's bid for the permanent Post 16 centre.

CLF Post 16 students will continue to learn at Bristol Brunel Academy as now, but the numbers there have been reduced as capacity in the temporary classrooms at John Cabot Academy has increas 0ed.

Kath Cooper, Principal of Post 16,  said: “We will of course continue to maintain the inclusive, high-quality provision for which CLF Post 16 is renowned. The interim plan will be in place for the next three to five years, as we work to realise the plans for a permanent building adjacent to Bristol Brunel. 

“I recognise recent months have caused uncertainty and the patience and support of our community during this period is greatly appreciated. I believe that this next step will mean we have stability and certainty as we plan for next year and beyond.

“We are very excited about the prospect of having our own temporary home for Post 16 students, while also maintaining some of our provision within Bristol Brunel Academy. Our key focus will remain, as always, delivering excellent educational experiences for our students.”