Bristol Education Partnership celebrates five years

Clifton College is honoured to be part of the Bristol Education Partnership (BEP) which is celebrating its five-year anniversary. BEP is a collaboration of 14 secondary schools in the state and independent sectors in Bristol, along with University of Bristol. University of West of England Bristol City Council.

Since 2019 the BEP have brought school leaders, school staff and students have worked together on a wide range of projects and activities, to the benefit of the state and independent sector.

To mark the milestone, we have shared a review of the all of the main projects and activities that have taken place over the five-year partnership. The full review is available here, but we have also shared some highlights:

  • Tackling Disadvantage:
    • The BEP Oracy Project aims to improve communication and confidence skills in students. “The Oracy Project has proved to be a great success and has provided many pupils with the essential skills, as well as the confidence required, for public speaking.” Dan Janke, Clifton College
  • Raising Aspirations:
    • BEP organises a wide range of careers events in collaboration with external organisations and employers to raise awareness of different career paths and opportunities, with a particular spotlight on sectors which are strong in Bristol.
  • Broadening Education:
    • BEP students attended the BEP Climate Challenge Day at City Hall to discuss their sustainability ideas with senior leaders. “Bristol is clearly doing some inspirational stuff an it has given me lots to challenge back at DfE about our approaches. I learnt so much and had some great conversations.” Jonathan Dewsbury, Chief Sustainability Officer, Department for Education
  • Supporting and Inspiring Staff:
    • Clifton College hosted sessions as part of Bristol Teacherfest; an education festival for teachers within and outside the partnership.

If you have questions about the work of the partnership, please do contact Fiona Carnie at