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I am delighted to welcome you to the Eteach Career site of Bedminster Down School.

My name is Louise Davies and I am the Principal. I’d like to tell you about our school and what makes it such a brilliant place to learn.

Bedminster Down is proud to serve its local community and the families of south Bristol. We want the young people in our care to enjoy school, to take pleasure in learning, to have high aspirations for themselves, respect for others and to build friendships for life. We want our students to be the role models, change makers and wealth generators of the future.

Our curriculum is broad and enables students to pursue a wide variety of subjects and personal interests in the future. It is underpinned by our values of belief, determination and success.

Our staff, parents and carers believe in the potential of all our students and we have high aspirations for every one of them. We help young people develop belief in themselves to achieve their ambitions.

We are determined to provide the very best standards of education enabling our students in turn to become determined and resilient young adults.

By working together, we can help every young person to be successful, not just academically, but emotionally, physically and spiritually too. We want our students to flourish as individuals.

I look forward to welcoming you in person.


About Us

Bedminster Down offers a rounded and balanced education with teaching that motivates and challenges and exciting opportunities to broaden horizons. 

At open days and parents’ evenings families often comment on the calm and purposeful feel of our campus. We’re smaller than many other schools in Bristol and this gives us the opportunity to really get to know every student as they progress through the school. Our arrangements to settle new children into secondary school life are unmatched in the city with a whole week dedicated in the summer term to help our new students get to know us.

We aspire to educate local children to become responsible citizens, fully equipped to take the next step to further education or apprenticeships. Bedminster Down School uses well-established links with sixth forms, colleges and employers to ensure our young people land at a destination that best suits their ambitions.

Working For Us

Futura Learning Partnership employs nearly 800 staff, serving more than 5,500 children in 13 schools. We value every employee and are committed to creating excellent professional development opportunities for all, as well as investing in staff wellbeing.

  • WHAT WE OFFER We aim for a seamless approach to education, giving children and young people the chance to experience success and have fun within a safe and nurturing environment. We have a fantastic staff team who share our vision and we welcome applications from talented individuals who can support us in our quest for continuous improvement.
  • We are committed to providing excellent professional development opportunities for our staff – find out more in our brochure. Our range of staff benefits is impressive and includes:
  • Healthcare cash plan Eye tests, dental check-ups and physio 24-hour confidential helpline and counselling
  • Wellbeing committees Generous leave entitlement for support staff Digital devices to help you work where you need to
  • Annual staff survey Generous discounts on gym and sports centre membership Cycle scheme up to the value of £3000
  • Hundreds of retail discounts Generous pension options Free parking on the majority of our sites

Working for Futura Learning Partnership

Bedminster Down School is part of the Futura Learning Partnership, which is made up of 27 schools who work together to provide exceptional learning opportunities for more than 12,000 children and young people aged two to 19. We have more than 1,500 staff, whose success and wellbeing is a high priority for us.

Our trust began in 2014 and now comprises 27 schools in the West of England – 20 primaries, six secondaries and a special school. Each of our schools is rooted in its community, while benefiting from being part of a wider, outward-looking trust.

Please see our Career Site for further details on the Trust and our vacancies.

‘I have been very lucky to be part of some incredibly impactful courses during my time that have supported and progressed my career – take an open-minded, inquisitive approach and the Trust can help you succeed! ‘

Secondary school middle leader
Secondary school middle leader