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The Bristol admissions process is a complicated hydra. It's made up of oddly angular catchments, following medieval ward boundaries, and every school seems to offer a series of ever-so-slightly different versions of the same criteria, with the subtle wording carrying hidden depths of meaning. I'm going through the primary process at the minute, and have made the silly mistake of living in a house that is equidistant between three schools with catchments tighter than a renaissance whalebone corset. With luck, we will probably be offered a school somewhere in Ulan Bator. It's an enigma that would tax even Alan Turing. Nevertheless, it is how it is, and other such truisms. I know that BFS sits within this landscape, but I also know that the school is embedded in the local community and with each year we become that bit more engrained within the cultural, educational and familial context of BS9 and 10, and each year we welcome from our catchment those parents and students who recognise the values and ethos of the school. Our Open Evening this year was the culmination of three open mornings and afternoons. Our students toured the visitors around the school; every visitor stopped to say how brilliant they were, how erudite and how engaging. We expect nothing else, but it's great to be reminded how lovely they are.

We are launching our Period 7 curriculum next week; it's a bespoke package of additional Year 11 academic support and study which runs until 4.30pm every day. We harness the double-pronged assault of our own brilliant subject teachers along with a clutch of venerable RET staff, all of whom are highly skilled in getting across the key details young people need to know in order to get spectacular grades. Non-attendance fits squarely inside the box marked "actions to be taken in order to not allow students to fail" and will result in consequences.

Monday after school is the Y half of the year for English and the X half for Maths. Be there or be in detention in perpetuity. Further details will follow, including letters home and an email follow-up with full details of the changes.

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Fixture of the Week

Our valiant netball teams took to the hallowed turf of St Bede’s in Long Cross this week for a battle royale betwixt the two educational titans. Our Year 7s enjoyed their first competitive outing as a unit; passing the ball beautifully, one step then two, a cross-court tango of tactical excellence as they came out on the wrong side of an 8 hoop thriller, with Lucy Wilson the player of the match.

Pride was restored by the Year 8s, with Martha Haines increasing the pace with all the metronomic efficiency of a conductor’s baton. Players swapped positions, creating total netball and flummoxing their deadened opponents with movement and brio, chief instigator Polly Garton pulling the strings taut and unleashing wave after wave of attacks.

Year 10 Curriculum Evening

The information discussed at the Year 10 Curriculum Evening can be found here:

Progress 8 Factsheet

GCSE changes September 2016

Powerpoint

Year 11 Curriculum Evening 

The information discussed at the Year 10 Curriculum Evening can be found here:

Powerpoint

English information

Prospectus

Our prospectus for 2016/17 is available to read online here.

Open Days

Our final Open Day for prospective Year 7 students will take place on Thursday 20 October 2016. More information can be found here

You can book online. Visitors will receive a tour of the school and have an opportunity to speak with a member of the senior team. 

There will be a Sixth Form Open Evening on Thursday 10 November.

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