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Message from the Headteacher

This week's newsletter outlines the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities that are running this term. I urge every student to get involved and try something new. I extend my thanks to the staff who will be running these activities.

The start of the term is an exciting time and we are all looking forward to this year and the challenges and rewards it will bring.

I would like to take this opportunity to once again welcome all the new families to Bristol Free School. The Year 7’s have made a wonderful start and are enjoying their lessons. They are a credit to their families and a delight to have in school.

Year 12 have made a fantastic start too and it is pleasing to welcome so many of last year’s Year 11 as well as some new students, into the Sixth Form.

We have a number of new staff  this term and they have all commented about how welcome they have been made to feel; and how much they are enjoying teaching our students.

All years groups have come back, focused and engaged and keen to make the most of the many opportunities available to them. I have enjoyed visiting lessons this week, talking to students and learning more about the day to day life of the school.

Susan King, Headteacher


Open Days

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

Open Evening

Registration for our Open Evening on 26 September is now live. Please click here.



Bristol Free School is celebrating fantastic GCSE results as its first full cohort of students collect their results. Core subjects performed especially well with 76% of students getting good grades in English, 70% in Maths and more than 30% of all separate Science grades at 9 or 8 (with 98% students getting above grade 5).

An astonishing 15% of the year group gained 8 qualifications at the top grades 9-7; and 9% gained 9-7 in 11 subjects.

Fiona Gibbs and Philippa Stephenson each gained eight grade 9s. Angus Snowdon gained four grade 8s and six grade 7s and Dan Brazil gained seven grade 9/A*, three grade 8s and one grade 7.

Above: Five students achieved 40 GCSEs grade 8/9 between them (left to right), Sophie Stewart, Pippa Stephenson, Sophie Gordon, Bea Dodd, and Ella Tayler.

CEO of the Russell Education Trust (RET) Karen Lynch said “These creditable examination results are almost exactly as we predicted back in the Spring of 2018; and are testament to the hard work of BFS students and the commitment and expertise of their teachers and school leaders”.  


Student Lockers at Bristol Free School are provided and managed by an external supplier - Independent Locker Solutions Ltd.

Students are able to rent a locker on an annual basis from September to July for an annual fee.

Lockers can be selected and booked online at Keys will be posted to your home address. Lost keys should be reported to the provider who will send replacement keys to your home address.

All rentals are subject to terms and conditions which are accessible during the booking process.

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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The BFS prospectus for 2018-19 can be found here



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