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Paul Stephenson

Paul Stephenson was born in 1937, in Essex. He joined the RAF as the only black cadet in his regiment. Many years later he became a Youth and Community Development Worker in St Pauls, Bristol. It was during this time that he campaigned for a bus boycott as he didn’t accept that the bus company wouldn’t employ black drivers. He decided he was going to do something about this! He fought for black people to be treated fairly in public places in Bristol. With Muhammed Ali, he also set up ‘Muhammed Ali Sports Development Association’ to promote sports development among ethnic minority young people to help develop self-confidence  and social interaction. In 2008 he was given the Freedom of the City of Bristol in recognition of the work he has done to bring the black and white communities together. 


History is made by those who make the effort


Head of House

mr Dan parrott

As head of Stephenson House I want to encourage all students to do their best in all they undertake. I want all Stephenson students to know that individually their contribution counts to the House as a whole and every House point they earn from performing well in lessons to taking part in House events will add to this.  Paul Stephenson shows us that it is possible to stand up for what we believe in and differences can be made but you have to be willing to put the effort in in order to achieve this. I want our students to believe that they too can make a difference!


Hi, I am Leah, House Captain of Stephenson!

My favourite subject is Drama and Dance. I have many aspirations such as being an actor, a producer or a firefighter and with the subjects I am studying I hope to achieve my goal. Being Head Captain of Stephenson is a great opportunity!


Hi my name is Abas, House Captain of Stephenson. I am very honoured to have this position and it is a pleasure. I am very hard working and very attentive. I would like to thank my fellow students and my teachers for helping me every step of the way.



Hello my name is Daria. I am a year 10 student and I am a very kind and nice person. In my opinion I like the house system at BBA because it reminds me of Hogwarts.


Hi, my name is Nikitta.  I think the school houses are a really good thing at have because with the houses it allows everyone to show what they are capable of. The school is a great school because the teachers give you all the time, support and help you need to get used to it. When you have a problem you can always count on a member of staff in the school 100%. Bristol Brunel Academy is a multi-cultural school where a child of any race can come as long as they are proud and confident; there is nothing to worry about.



Stephenson’s voted house charity is SARI, Stand Against racism and Inequality. SARI is a local charity in Bristol who provide support for victims of any type of hate crime including racist, faith-based, disablist, homophobic, transphobic, age-based or gender-based abuse. This charity echoes Paul Stephenson’s ethos and values of standing up for equality.








Activities and Competitions

This year Stephenson house is running Red Nose Day on 24th March 2017.

Events Stephenson House will be involved in this year
Event Term
Macmillan Cake Sale 1
Y7 Team building 1
Children In Need 2
Julian Trust Food Collection 2
P.E House Games 3
World Book day 4
Red Nose Day 4
Charity Non uniform day 5
Year 7 Camp 6
Sports Day 6











Macmillan Cake Sale

We're incredibly pleased with the effort from both pupils and staff. As a house we managed to raise



Year 7 Enterprise Challenge 2015

An enterprising effort from our Year 7 group who won first prize in the Enterprise Challenge. Managing to raise



UK Civil Rights Campaigner Paul Stephenson Gets Honoured