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Welcome to BFS

At BFS we believe that developing literacy skills and a love of reading is strongly linked to academic progress and a key part of this is the Accelerated Reader (AR) programme. This is a highly successful national scheme that has been proven to raise the reading ages of students through a system of reading and ‘review’.  Please click the link below for more information.

Accelerated Reader Programme

Our Core Values

Our vision



Running a happy school in which every child is known by name and working with our partners and families to secure students’ learning.

We also promote responsibility, trust and fairness taking a positive, active role in the community we serve.


At BFS we set the highest expectations and academic ambitions to ensure our students make excellent progress from their starting points. Success to us is a broad statement which includes academic and personal development so our students go onto thrive in their lives.


We aim to prepare students to achieve their best taking the opportunities BFS offers them so they become well educated active citizens. Students will experience a sense of fulfilment through educational and personal achievement.’

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mrs susan king

Meet our headteacher

Mrs Susan King

Welcome to Bristol Free School and thank you for your interest.

Bristol Free School is a high performing, 11-18 co-educational school serving the community of North West Bristol.

What makes Bristol Free School stand out from other schools is our commitment to the young people in our care, a commitment that encourages and inspires every child to fulfil their potential and flourish. We encourage our students to love learning, participate fully in the life of our school and embrace the many opportunities that are on offer.

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Why choose BFS

Why choose BFS?

Sixth Form

Sixth Form

Meet the Staff

Meet the Staff
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