Continued success for Bristol Metropolitan Academy

Published on: 01 Sep 2014

Bristol Metropolitan Academy is once again celebrating excellent results this year, breaking all previous records. Since opening in 2009, the Academy has improved year on year, enabling more students to move on to Further Education than ever before. In 2014, more than 50% of students achieved the coveted 5A*-C grades including English and maths, outstripping government estimates for the cohort by more than 20 percentage points. Most pleasing is the progress made by students at all levels of ability.

Having recently received national recognition for the progress made by students, Bristol Met is fast becoming synonymous with excellent outcomes for all. Sue Williamson, Chief Executive of the Specialist Schools and Academies trust said: 

‘Bristol Metropolitan Academy should be congratulated for their exceptional achievement. They have proved themselves to be leading the field in improving GCSE outcomes for their students.’

As a result of Bristol Met’s targeted and effective work on literacy, in 2014 98% of Year 11 students made expected progress in English - more than 25 percentage points above the national average. Some students made more than six levels of progress over the course of their career at Bristol Met, which is double the rate expected nationally.

In maths the school has seen similar success, with 87% of Year 11 students making expected progress in maths - more than 15 percentage points above national average. Again, some students progressed at double the rate expected by their peers across the country.

Central to Bristol Met’s success is the belief that every student can and should achieve highly, regardless of background or starting point. All students are cared for, supported and challenged to realise their potential and make their community proud. 

In their most recent visit to the Academy, Ofsted said that the school community, 'respects and values cultural diversity both within its boundaries and further afield. Students say that they feel safe and well cared for and their parents and carers strongly agree.’

One of the Academy's greatest assets is its hard-working, committed and professional staff, who provide a wealth of additional support to students within and beyond the usual Academy day, and students receive exceptional support, advice and guidance to ensure that they follow appropriate courses and know how to achieve their career aspirations once they leave education. Effective classroom discipline is rooted in respectful relationships, and students often cite their teachers as the greatest strength of the school.

Bristol Met is recognised by Ofsted as a 'Good' Academy and is on a journey to become World Class in every area. As a school with a growing national reputation in your local area, why not visit to witness the extraordinary journey for yourself?

To ask any questions, speak to the Principal, Sally Apps, or to book a morning tour in September, please call 0117 3772071 or email


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