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Featured News

Breaking News...At 2:41pm today (Friday 3 July) the DFE informed us that we have been granted the capital funds to build the 6th Form. This is great news for BFS and huge thanks must go to RET for the tireless work which went on behind the scenes to secure our bid's approval.

Changes to GCSE Maths 

6th Form Approval

We are delighted to announce that Department for Education ministers have approved our application to change our status from a school serving 11 to 16 years olds to one serving 11 to 19 year olds. The BFS Sixth Form is on its way. Look out for more news about our 6th Form which we’re planning to open in September 2016.

Archived News

Rt Hon Michael Gove's Visit to BFS

Read about Mr Gove's visit in the 7 March 2014 edition of the Newsletter.

Rt Hon Michael Gove and Charlotte Leslie MP's visit to BFS



We are delighted to be able to publish our first Ofsted report. Please read the report and the letter from Mr Clutterbuck to parents. You can also read the local media coverage here. Congratulations and very many thanks to all those who have made Bristol Free School so successful.



Latest News:

2 October 2015

Bristol Challenge...

Congratulations to all of our Year 11 students who took part in last Saturday’s ‘Bristol Challenge’ which launched our 6th form.


With the introduction of the new GCSE in Mathematics, the expected standard for the mathematical attainment of our students has been raised significantly. Students will be required to have a deeper understanding of mathematical concepts, be familiar with the connections and links between these concepts and be able to apply their knowledge to solve multistep, and often unfamiliar, problems.

"Best STEM Activity of the Year" Award

This week some of our staff were presented with an award on behalf of the School for the “Best STEM Activity of the Year”.

Find out more in this week's newsletter



BFS students


Thinking about applying for BFS? Our Open Events for Year 6 pupils and parents are available to book on our Open Events page. Click here to go to the Open Events page.


Our prospectus for 2015/16 is available to read online.


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More pictures on our building page...