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I imagine that most students begin school not knowing their destination. I certainly didn’t aspire at the tender age of 11 to be sitting in the Headteacher’s chair penning this message to you. I’m also aware that not knowing where you’re heading is often quite daunting; whilst I love a map, my Sat-Nav is my comfort blanket on any drive these days. I wonder if this could be an explanation for why the teenage years are widely regarded as incredibly challenging? Things do seem to become easier once we’ve worked out where we really want to be; and have spent some time considering how we’re going to get there.

Whilst they are not quite there yet, many of our Year 13s are now aware of their intended destinations. To give you a flavour of the varied ends to which they will travel once the hard work is done: James, will hope to take up Oxford University’s offer of a place to study Classics. Ollie will study Business at the University West of England. Jahmai, Ken, Daniyal and Jeevan, have offers to study Engineering courses from at least one of Exeter, Southampton, USW, Bristol, UWE or UCL. Portia will study Sports and Exercise Science somewhere between Nottingham and Exeter; Rhys, Law at Cardiff or Exeter. Ben has offers for Languages and Economics at Warwick or Birmingham; Kirsti for Radiography; Taariq for Politics; Lianne for Medical Sciences or Biology; Sam for Computer Science and Alan for Maths. Others will head into the Armed Forces and some to the world of work. This is some time before the UCAS process is complete, so we’re waiting excitedly, with our Sixth Formers, for the remaining offers. The common thread to the success? Not just gifts or talents but determination, hard work and resilience.

Ben Sillince, Acting Headteacher


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OFQUALs decision on GCSE Computer Science

Please find the link to the decision made by OFQUAL regarding GCSE Computer Science Non-Examined Assessment.

Any queries please contact Mrs Sherman.

Guided Choices Evening

On Thursday 7 December, our Year 9 students will start the process of choosing their GCSE subjects. 

The Guides Choices booklet to help them make their choices is available here

Revision Guides

We have compiled lists of suggested revision guides for each subject. 

Click here for Year 10.

Click here for Year 11.

Curriculum Information Evenings

Year 10 and 11 Curriculum information evenings were held on the following dates:

Year 10 - Thursday 21 September. The Powerpoint from this evening can be found here

Year 11 - Thursday 28 September. The Powerpoint from this evening can be found here

Pupil Premium and Free School Meals

Pupil Premium is additional funding for every child who is eligible for free school meals throughout their time at school. Information about Free School Meals and the Pupil Premium can be found here. Please also refer to the guide for parents.

Free school meals applications for Bristol Free School should be made online here.

Further Pupil Premium information for Bristol Free School can be found here.

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Open Evening

The PowerPoint from the Open Evening on 27 September can be found here


The GCSE Pod website can be found here.


Our prospectus for 2017/18 is available to read online here.