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Well, we are getting toward the end! Year 11 and Year 13 have worried, worked and sweated over their GCSE and A level examinations and now there is just a week to go. Indeed, for Year 11, apart from a couple of exams next week, it is already all over and all that can be done now is to wait to open those envelopes on results day. A Level results day is on Thursday 16 August, and GCSE results day is Thursday 23 August. On both days students will be able to collect their results from school between 9:00am and 11:00am in the Sixth Form Common Room. Enrolment into BFS Sixth Form is on 23 and 24 August..

Year 11 and 13 are now free to celebrate at their Leavers Ball(s) on 27 and 29 June respectively, but for the rest of us, as ever in schools, it continues to be a busy time. The exam drum now beats for Year 10 and 12 with their round of exams underway next week. It’s the time of year for arts and culture to take more of the foreground with the school’s musical, Annie, being performed on 3 and 9 July and a music tour of Paris starting on 28 June, including a performance by our students at Disneyland! Our new Year 7 students join for us for the day on 10 July for Transition Day, and then there’s an Open Day on 4 July for students currently in Year 5 at primary school and their parents.

True, the end of the school year is just beginning to appear over the horizon, but there’s lots still to do and enjoy before we get there.


Ben Sillince

Acting Headteacher



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Open Days

Registration for our Open Days is now live. Please click here and follow the instructions carefully. 

2018 Exam Timetable

The timetable for the exams taking place this summer is now available here

Please see this timetable for the final fortnight.


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

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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Transition Evening

The PowerPoint and information from the Transition Evening for Year 6 parents on 17 May can be found here.  

DON’T FORGET – 10 July is Induction Day for students, then all parents and students are to come back in the evening to meet tutors and receive other important information. A letter will be sent after half term with further information. 


The GCSE Pod website can be found here.

They have also provided us this guide to share with you - make the most of this excellent resource Year 11!



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