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Main Telephone: 0117 456 5900

Contact the school

T: Please complete our contact form

School reception

T: 0117 456 5900 Receptionist: Mrs Barrett

E: enquiries@sblacademy.org.uk

Report an absence

T: 0117 456 5900, option 1

E: absence@sblacademy.org.uk

Report a Sixth Form absence

T: 0117 456 5900, option 3

E: post-16@sblacademy.org.uk

Contact the Governing Body

Visiting the Academy

Main Reception is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am - 4.00pm.

Contact details:

Main switchboard: tel: 0117 456 5900
Email: enquiries@sblacademy.org.uk
Contact form: click here

On arrival to the school please press the buzzer located on the pedestrian gate next to the sports centre. 

Sometimes parents and carers may be asked to speak to a different member of staff who is better placed to deal with the issue raised, rather than the original member of staff requested.

Child protection and safeguarding

If you have a child protection or safeguarding concern, please contact Mr Lyle, Safeguarding Lead on 0117 456 5900.


Please refer any issues regarding welfare to your child’s tutor in the first instance. They can be contacted on the main school number. They will aim to contact you within 48 hours, however, please be aware that tutors are generally full time teachers and are unlikely to be able to call back during the school day.

Deputy Heads of House

Should be contacted if working specifically with your child.  

Heads of House/House Leaders

Can be contacted if your child’s tutor has been unable to resolve your issue.


  • Head of House: Mr Davey
  • Deputy Head of House: Mrs Newbury


  • Head of House: Mrs Vittles
  • Deputy Head of House: Mr Winchester


  • Head of House: Mr Fuller
  • Deputy Head of House: Mrs Jones-White and Mrs Noad-Bond


  • House Leaders: Mrs Baker and Miss Munns 


If your query is regarding your child’s special educational needs, then you will need to contact our SENDCo (Miss Connor) on 0117 456 5900.


For anything attendance related please contact Miss Appleby on 0117 456 5900, option 1 for student absence/appointments.

Curriculum issues

In the first instance, with any curriculum/subject concerns or questions, please contact your child’s teacher for that subject on 0117 456 5900. They will aim to respond to you within 48 hours. (Please note: the Pastoral Support Team will be unable to provide you with the appropriate response to a curriculum issue, so please contact your child’s teacher).

More urgent or serious concerns will be escalated by your child’s teacher to the Curriculum Team Leader for that subject. If you have a complaint regarding a subject or curriculum area, please contact the relevant Curriculum Team Leader on 0117 456 5900.

  • English: Dr Condon

  • Mathematics: Mr Rossiter
  • Science: Mrs Radford-Cole
  • Social Sciences: Ms Sharp
  • Humanities: Mrs Ward
  • Modern Foreign Languages: Ms Saunders
  • Creative and Media: Mr Alderson
  • Design and Technology: Miss Shand
  • PE: Mr Shiells

Examinations, work experience and careers guidance

Examinations, work experience and careers guidance: Please contact our Examinations Officer, Ms Murray on 0117 4565900 with any exam queries.


Please contact Mrs Collins or Mrs Read on 0117 456 5900.


If you wish to contact a member of staff via email, please send your message to enquiries@sblacademy.org.uk where it will be forwarded to the relevant member of staff and we will aim to respond within two school days.

Please ensure that all communication, verbal or written, is appropriate. Your behaviour as a role model to your child is vital in us maintaining a positive relationship with them in school. Please bear this in mind when talking to staff at the Academy, either on the phone or in person. We will not tolerate aggressive or abusive behaviour or language.

Key contacts

Headteacher: Dr Robin Bassford
Chair of Governors: Mrs J Ware
Clerk to Governors: 
SENDCo: Miss Connor

Futura Learning Partnership

SBL Academy is a Futura Learning Partnership school
Registered office: Chandag Road, Keynsham, Bristol BS31 1PH
Tel: 0117 946 1229
Email: enquiries@futuralearning.co.uk

Futura Learning Partnership school is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales with company number 07746787.

Postal Address

Sir Bernard Lovell Academy
North Street Oldland Common
Bristol BS30 8TS

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