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Breaking down barriers and building futures

Welcome from the Head

We are a small secondary education learning community on two sites in Bristol, one in Fishponds and the other in Brentry. Pupils who are referred to our Academy often tell us that much of their experience of school and learning has left them feeling disillusioned and negative about education. This feeling does not last long.

We strive to ensure that the personalised learning journey of all our young people provides academic success and the confidence and skills to break thorough personal barriers. This means our pupils develop a positive attitude to learning which enables them to achieve and grow and succeed.

Supported by a dedicated, skilful and committed staff team our young people successfully move on from St Matthias Academy back into mainstream education, to specialist education or to college. We help and guide our pupils to take the next steps that are right for them.

March 2021 Coronavirus Update

St Matthias Academy is following government guidance and ensuring quality education is offered to all pupils, whether they are learning on site or at home. Our school has measures in place to keep it covid-secure and safe for all. Staff are in daily contact with pupils who are learning at home and are conducting well-being visits every week. We are working hard to support our pupils and families at this difficult time.

A phased return to school will begin on 8th March for Brentry pupils and 15th March for Fishponds pupils. During the first week back pupils will be onsite for 3 days and will be tested twice. In school covid safety measures will be followed including respecting social distancing guidance, keeping hands clean, avoiding sharing equipment and wearing masks in classrooms and in the corridors.

Returning to school might be difficult for some pupils so please contact school if you need additional support. 

To go to the work pack resources page, click here.

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Contact Us

    St Matthias Park (East/Central)

    Alexandra Park,



    BS16 2BG

    0117 9031320