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Academy Closure - Distant Learning/Support During Closure - An update from CLF Chief Executive Officer 10/07/2020

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10/07/2020 - An update from our CEO Steve Taylor - please click here to view.

12/06/2020 - An update from our CEO Steve Taylor - please click here to view.


YEAR 10 Letter - Distant Learning and Onsite Learning update

15/05/2020 An update from Steve Taylor, CEO of the Cabot Learning Federation.  Please click here.

Examination Results Letter - 22.06.2020

To all of our families,

We hope that you have been able to stay well and have had something of a break at this challenging time.  Thank you for the positive feedback that we received around the activities that we provided for the 2 week school holiday. We trust that it was helpful in keeping young people occupied!  

As we move into what would have been term 5 at the academy, we are returning to the structure of teachers uploading work for their classes via Show My Homework on a daily basis.  We have, however, responded to feedback and improved this system:

  • Families like the structure that a timetable offers to help keep children in a routine.
  • There was a feeling of too much work being uploaded.  Therefore, we have developed a new timetable (click here for the timetable or it can be found on Show My Homework) with 5 lessons per day rather than 6.
  • Students often found the time expectations too rigid, particularly when wanting to finish work.  Therefore, this timetable doesn't have timings so students can work on lessons for appropriate lengths of time. Alternatively, families can devise their own timings based around other commitments.
  • Families and young people enjoyed the opportunities for wellbeing sessions.  We have, as a result, included this within the timetable.  There is a list of activities to choose from (click here for the wellbeing sessions timetable or again it can be found on Show My Homework) as well as a wellbeing log (linked here and on Show My Homework).  These will be regularly updated, so please ask children to keep an eye on Show My Homework.  Students may like to use this to determine which approaches work best for them. 

This timetable is for years 7 - 10 only.  With the announcement from the Department for Education that exams are cancelled this year (and confirmation that students should not be completing any more work) we have created a different approach for year 11.  This will focus upon bridging the gap between pre - 16 education and various pathways at post 16, as well as specific careers advice and wellbeing opportunities.  This work will be uploaded for year 11 only on Show My Homework, and updated on a weekly basis.

We hope that your children find this approach stimulating, challenging and enjoyable.   As ever if you have any questions please contact your child's tutor in the first instance. 

Very best wishes and stay safe,

Simon Jones (Assistant Principal).


Simon Jones, Assistant Principal - Outcomes

Bristol Brunel Academy


End of Term Letter 3rd April 2020

Easter Activities


Academy Closure

In response to COVID-19 concerns, falling staff numbers and the government’s advice to stay at home during this difficult time, we have taken the decision to close the Academy.

As a Federation we are lucky enough to have Academies that are able to join together and unite, to provide the best response for the need of a safe place for children to go; those that are vulnerable and children of key workers.  Bristol Brunel Academy will, therefore, be closed from Wednesday 25th March at 12:30pm.

Postal Services and Deliveries:  We cannot accept any deliveries during the closure.

Building/Site contractors:  Please contact Skanska direct.

We will update the website with any further information.

Please direct any enquiries to  The answerphone messages will not be monitored.

If you need to contact a member of staff, you can find a full list of employees, complete with email address on the 'Contact Us' link below.  The academy is closed but staff are responding to emails.  For any general enquiries please contact

Contact Us


Thank you.

Stay safe.



Follow the COVID 19 School Closure Guide below for full details.

COVID-19 School Closure Guide

Letter to parents from the CLF

Archive Letters

COVID - 19 Letter 17/03/2020 (2nd letter)

COVID - 19 Letter 17/03/2020

COVID -19 Letter 13/03/2020

Guidance for schools and other educational settings in providing advice about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.


Department for Education Coronavirus helpline

Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687
Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)