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Summer definitely has arrived this week, in the form of a fairly challenging heatwave. Students have been staying as cool as possible, which has not been easy. I am glad for the return of slightly cooler temperatures, even if it does mean we have to put our ties back on.

We have been expanding our work with our primary feeder schools this year in a range of different areas. Mrs Sherman has taken an army of Digital Leaders out to Westbury-on Trym recently. They provide workshops on e-safety and computing to Year 6 and below. It has been a very successful programme, and this week 3 of them visited London at the invitation of the NSPCC, to present to their annual conference, a privilege indeed.

Finally, letters were sent home last week regarding a vacancy in our Local Governing Body for a Parent Governor. The deadline for applications is Thursday 29 June.

 Paul Jones


Sports Day

This year’s Sports Day will take place on Friday 7 July at Coombe Dingle. Students will be directed by BFS staff on arrival, and students must arrive in time for registration at 9am. Students will be dismissed at 3pm from Coombe Dingle.

It is vital that students come prepared;

  • In their PE kit
  • Bring water
  • Bring a packed lunch
  • Bring sun cream

Should the weather conspire against us, we will use the text messaging system to inform parents and students will attend their normal lessons at school, with a slightly later start.

Free School Meals

Information about claiming Free School meals can be found here. Please check through if you have any doubts about FSM and pupil premium funding. It is sometimes left unclaimed, despite being really good for students and for the school; it attracts more money from central government, meaning we can then direct our efforts more precisely and provide greater individual support.

Forms are available from reception and our staff are happy to talk you through the process.

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Year 10 Exams

The timetable for exams taking place for Year 10 can be found here.

Year 11 Exam/Revision Timetable

The timetable for the final weeks of the GCSE exams and revision sessions can be found here

 GCSE and AS Exam Dates

The timetable for exams taking place in May and June 2017 is now available to view here

New Year 7 Induction Evening

The Powerpoint from the induction evening on 6 April 2017 is available here


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