Our school became a member of a Multi Academy Trust run by Diocese of Bristol Academies Trust (“DBAT”) when it converted to an academy on 1 DBAT logo black and whiteDecember 2013.

DBAT’s Vision is:

DBAT shares the Church of England’s Vision for Education 2016, “Deeply Christian, Serving the Common Good”, which includes four basic elements wisdom, hope, community and dignity. We aim to deliver values-led education with the very best outcomes for children and young people.


DBAT cherishes the principle of family. We believe that pupils’ needs are collectively met through collaboration, joint purpose and a strong Christian ethos which allows all children and staff to flourish. Christian values are central to all our work; generosity, compassion, courage, forgiveness, friendship, respect, thankfulness, trust, perseverance, justice, service and truthfulness.

Cutting ribbon 2The notion of family is intrinsic to the vision. DBAT expect all academies to be part of the family and share this common vision and work towards this.  To support the vision they have some family values which we reflect in our school:

  • Families ensure that all children can achieve, succeed and thrive;
  • Families protect all their member schools;
  • Families meet the needs of all employees;
  • Families facilitate knowledge transfer;
  • Families distribute innovation;
  • Families save time and money;
  • Families deal effectively with special educational needs;
  • Families support new and existing leaders;
  • Families embed the capacity to improve and manage change;
  • Families build leadership capacity and succession;
  • Families aid the integration of Children’s Services; and
  • In the DBAT family, there are stronger and weaker members, but all are valued.

Being part of the DBAT family brings many specific benefits to the School and the children including personal support from our School Improvement Partner and sharing of best practice with other DBAT schools.

If you would like to find out more information about DBAT, its role, its directors and its vision please visit their website.  There is also information about their Articles of Association, Funding Agreement and Value for Money Statement included on the DBAT website.

As a member of the Multi-Academy Trust, the Directors and Trustees of DBAT are the Governors of the School.  These individuals are supported by Local Boards at each of the schools who perform specific duties as set out in the School’s Scheme of Delegation.   The Local Board regularly report to DBAT and the Headteacher and Chair of the Local Board sit on the Standards Committee which meets six times a year.

The Local Board produces an update three times a year (end of Terms 2, 4 and 6). The first Local Board Update was published in March 2015.  Click here to see all editions of the Update.  You will also find minutes of the Local Board meetings on this page.

For details of the composition of the Local Board and its meetings please follow the links. Information about the Local Board’s Vision and Objectives are included in the March 2016 Local Board Update.

For the latest Annual Governance Statement, sent to parents in July 2018, please click on the link below.

Annual Governance Statement 2018