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Welcome from the Acting Headteacher

Welcome to the Bristol Free School website - I am delighted to be writing this page as the Acting Headteacher of Bristol’s newest secondary school.

A new inclusive secondary school for North Bristol was proposed by a group of parents who care deeply about their local area and its people. Parents struggled with seeing students move in different directions at the end of Year 6, with no coherent local provision within BS9 and BS10. They saw their community breaking up as families moved away or chose non-local schools, sometimes outside of the city. Knowing that many other local people agreed that another excellent secondary school was needed they decided to try and do something about it.

The result of their determined effort and the fantastic support from the community is Bristol Free School which opened in September 2011.  We are being well supported by our academic sponsor, the Russell Education Trust, who have successfully opened four other new schools in recent years.

The detail on this website, as well as our postings on Twitter, will keep you up to date with our progress.  Do keep in touch with your ideas and thoughts. If you are interested in a place at Bristol Free School for your child you can register your interest to receive updates and information about when to apply.  I very much look forward to meeting you at future information events and open evenings.

Ben Sillince
Acting Headteacher