“Building aspiration through great learning”

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Principal’s vision


SBL Academy aspires to be a high quality learning environment with learning and progress at the heart of our community. We promote care and respect and expect high standards in all aspects of school life. We want every member of our student community to leave our school with the necessary skills, attributes, empathy, knowledge and qualifications required to be highly successful, thoughtful and reflective adults who contribute and flourish. Ensuring that this is the case, is an important focus for us at SBL Academy.


Encouraging high standards of behaviour, excellent school attendance, enjoying a wide range of rich experiences and giving children hope and aspiration for the future are also key elements in making sure that students are equipped to do well. At SBL we strongly believe that this is a shared responsibility with parents and carers. To that end, we have every wish to work closely and supportively with this important part of our wider school community.


Our ultimate aim is to produce students who are well rounded and are suitably prepared to take their place into our dynamic local, national and international community – wherever the future takes them.


Central to our ambition is the wish to meet the needs of young people in our region of the west of England and to prepare them for adult and working life in the 21st century with an ambitious learning experience that motivates and facilitates growth.


Mr D. Anderson