The final preparations are underway with just over a week to go until St Ursula's welcomes its new students.The site in Westbury-on-Trym use to be home to the Catholic fee paying school which went into administration last year but its just about to become Bristol's first primary academy.
Work has been carried out throughout the summer holidays to get the place up to date and ready for the new pupils who will arrived at the new St Ursula's E-ACT Academy on 5th September.
New Principal Lynette Carter said: "I am very excited about the opening of the Academy. There's been a huge amount of work behind the scenes to get us to a point where we can open in September and we've also had fantastic support from parents.
"We will strive to make St Ursula's E-ACT Academy the centre of excellence for Early Years and Primary practice, developing learners who are confident in their own ability to learn, successful in their learning and able to exercise increasing levels of independence."
Sir Bruce Liddington, Director General of the Academy sponsor, E-ACT said: "Under the expert leadership and guidance of Lynette Carter, St Ursula's E-ACT Academy will provide a supportive, nurturing and challenging environment for all our pupils."
60 pupils from the former school will be joined by 60 new students will make up two reception classes in September.