Welcome to Bristol Free School Sixth Form. A new, exciting and thriving learning community, offering a wide range of academic and vocational courses, preparing young adults for university, apprenticeships and successful employment.
We were delighted to be judged as Good in our first Ofsted inspection in March 2018. Inspectors commented on our 'clear aspirational environment' and that 'students 'make good progress' across our wide range of subjects.
As well as our reputation for high academic standards BFS Sixth Form is passionate about offering its students a high level of pastoral support, offering an engaging environment and ensuring all students have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular and enrichment activities from a range of sport to Model United Nations to Jazz Band.
BFS Sixth Form prides itself on ensuring our students have positive relationships with peers and with teachers so that they can maximise their progress. Inspectors said 'Positive relationships between teachers and students assist their learning and progress' and that 'Students value the support they receive from staff for both academic and pastoral needs'.
BFS Sixth Form is, above all, a happy and inclusive Sixth Form, a place where students work hard and where they find friendship, enrichment and support. It is an amazing place to work and study, and we look forward to welcoming you to our Sixth Form community.
Come and be a part of something special.
On Thursday 23 August the excitement of results days continues with GCSE results followed by Sixth Form Enrolment. We welcome students between 9.00am and 12.00pm to collect their results and also sign up for their Sixth Form courses for September. For our external candidates we are also open for Enrolment on Friday 24 August between 9.00am and 12.00pm.
Don't panic, we are putting on pastries and hot drinks for all students to help calm the nerves.
Bristol Free School is today celebrating its first set of A Level results, as those who joined the school at its opening in 2011, collect their grades.
Head of Sixth Form, Richard Walker said “We’re delighted that our students’ hard work has paid off and to see so many of them winning places at their chosen universities. We’re also gratified that our students’ success is spread across maths, languages, science, humanities and the Arts, as well as our two vocational courses”.
Head Boy, James Beggs, who is going to study Classics at St Hugh's College Oxford said “I’m excited and relieved to have got my predicted grades; and very grateful for the fantastic teaching and support I’ve received throughout my seven years at BFS “
Please see Mr Walker's newsletter to all September 2018 applicants.
Our Enrolment Days are 24 and 25 August, and the Year 12 Induction Day is 5 September.
Enrolment packs and further details will be sent electronically to all applicants in the coming weeks.
We were delighted with our first Ofsted inspection in which inspectors judged the 16-19 provision at BFS to be Good.
Students were found to make good progress in most subjects, and to develop positive relationships with the teaching staff. Inspectors noted that our teachers know the students well, enabling the students to feel comfortable approaching staff and that students feel well looked after at BFS Sixth Form. The report draws attention to the high aspirations of the school and its students and that the majority of our current Year 13 have applied for university or employment, including several Oxbridge applications.
UCAS applications for 2019 are now well away. We have been working hard helping prepare our students in preparation to submit their applications. See our UCAS timeline here.