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Welcome to BFS Sixth Form


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.


What Is James Doing Now?

Meet our previous Head Boy, James, and see how he is getting on now he is at St Hugh's College, Oxford, studying Classics. 


University Courses & Finance Evening

Thanks to our guest speakers from Bristol Univeristy and University, West of England. You can view the presentations on courses here, and student finance here

A Level Timetable Summer 2019

The timetable for the exams taking place in the summer of 2019 is available here

Bristol Free School celebrates first ‘A’ Level results!

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”.

There were some exceptional performances including:
James (A*, A, A, A) who is going to study Classics at St Hugh's College, Oxford;
Ben (A*, A*, A*) going to study Economics and Spanish at Birmingham;
Daniyal (A, A, A, B) going to study Mechanical Engineering at Bristol;
Lianne (A, A, B) studying Medical Sciences at Bristol;
Rhys (A, A, B) who will study Law at Cardiff.

Head Boy, James, 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 “

 BFS Sixth Form Ofsted

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 Timeline

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.

University Finance and Courses

The presentations about university and finance are now available to refresh your memories or if you were not able to make the event.