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Latest News

Breaking News...At 2:41pm today (Friday 3 July) the DFE informed us that we have been granted the capital funds to build the 6th Form. This is great news for BFS and huge thanks must go to RET for the tireless work which went on behind the scenes to secure our bid's approval.

Changes to GCSE Maths 

6th Form Approval

We are delighted to announce that Department for Education ministers have approved our application to change our status from a school serving 11 to 16 years olds to one serving 11 to 19 year olds. The BFS Sixth Form is on its way. Look out for more news about our 6th Form which we’re planning to open in September 2016.

Archived News

Rt Hon Michael Gove's Visit to BFS

Read about Mr Gove's visit in the 7 March 2014 edition of the Newsletter.

Rt Hon Michael Gove and Charlotte Leslie MP's visit to BFS



We are delighted to be able to publish our first Ofsted report. Please read the report and the letter from Mr Clutterbuck to parents. You can also read the local media coverage here. Congratulations and very many thanks to all those who have made Bristol Free School so successful.



Headteacher's NEWS:

17 July 2015

Term ends

We have reached the end of this academic year and it feels as though it has gone by rather quickly.

Aspiration week

The week has been a mammoth task from residential trips abroad to days out at the universities of Exeter, Cardiff, Bath Spa and Oxford. From the Great BFS Bake Off to Minecraft, Thorpe Park to Harry Potter World, students (and staff) have enjoyed a different curriculum and opportunities all designed to broaden horizons, raise aspirations and develop new skills.

Sports day

Yesterday, I believe, typified all which is good and great about Bristol Free School; our fourth Sports Day. Since I began teaching I have attended 21 annual sports days. Yesterday’s event at Coombe Dingle was the best yet. Why? From the end of registration at 9:00am every student, and I mean EVERY student, participated in the day’s activities.

Find out more in this week's newsletter



BFS students


Thinking about applying for BFS? We will publish summer Open Day dates in the New Year, these are aimed at parents with students in Year 5 and below. Click here to go to the Open Events page.


Our prospectus for 2014/15 is available to read online.


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