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 Bristol Free School

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BFS has a unique legacy, being created by the local community to serve the families from Westbury-on-Trym and its locality.

BFS is an ambitious school which works to ensure every child makes excellent progress from his or her starting point and experiences a breadth of opportunities which develop the whole person.

We want our young people to leave BFS with confidence and a strong belief that they can make the best of their life chances and be positive citizens with a strong moral compass. Success, to us, is a broad statement about the whole person and is linked to knowing oneself and being equipped to thrive in this fast-moving, ever changing world.









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We believe in promoting a strong sense of community through:

  • Running a happy school in which every child is known by name
  • Working in partnership with families to secure students’ learning
  • Promoting responsibility, tolerance, trust and fairness
  • Taking a positive, active role in the community we serve

We believe in promoting ambition through:

  • Setting the highest expectations and academic ambition for all students
  • Delivering a high quality curriculum and being at the forefront of teaching and learning practice
  • Fostering learners’ confidence and independence in their learning
  • Ensuring that every child reaches their full potential

We believe in promoting equality of opportunity:

  • Encouraging individuality and good character
  • Promoting tolerance and celebrating diversity
  • Providing a varied range of experiences to enrich the lives of our young people
  • Offering a wide range of links with employers, further education colleges and universities