Photo of a 963 Winterbourne Academy school bus service vehicle stuck in traffic congestion at Great Meadow Roundabout.

Students left stranded as Winterbourne Academy bus service axed from September

Students from Bradley Stoke, Stoke Gifford and Patchway who attend Winterbourne Academy have been left stranded after it was announced that the bus service they use to get to and from school has been scrapped. South Gloucestershire Council has told the school that it is “very unlikely” that the 963 bus service will continue as it can no longer afford to subsidise it.

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Photo of acting headteacher Peter Smart with students at Winterbourne International Academy.

Winterbourne secondary to join Olympus Trust

Winterbourne International Academy (WIA), currently placed in special measures by Ofsted, has been approved to join the Olympus Academy Trust in February 2018. The school is currently being led on an interim basis by CEO Dave Baker from the Olympus Academy Trust and headteacher Peter Smart on secondment from the Castle School Education Trust. The school currently has approximately 1,820

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