Message From The Headteacher

I am delighted to be the Headteacher of this vibrant and successful school which was established eight years ago to serve the community of North West Bristol.

Our aim is to ensure that every child who comes here receives the highest quality educational experience and leaves us ready to thrive and succeed in the adult world. We understand that each child is unique and has his or her own set of talents and aspirations.

For that reason we offer not only high academic standards, with the support and challenge each child needs, but a wide range of responsibilities and extra-curricular opportunities, to suit all aptitudes and tastes.

Under my leadership this school will continue to expect every student to work hard, behave well and make the best of everything that is on offer here.

Susan King



Our Vision and Values

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.


  • 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
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  • Job Title

    Teaching Assistant

  • Location


  • Posted

    22nd September 2020

  • Salary

    £16,216 - £16,871

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Teaching Assistant Temporary to 31 August 2021 Hours: 37 per week, term time 39 weeks pa Salary £16,216 - £16,871 (based on £18,795 - £19,554 pro rata) Bristol Free School is seek ...

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