Mrs Susan King with students

BFS offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities, which are open to everyone.

We run a huge range of clubs at BFS, running from 3:05 - 4:15pm nearly every day of the week. Activities include: Drama club, Art Club, Hair and Beauty Club, Philosophy Club, Rugby Club, Trading Card Club, Model United Nations and Rewilding and Woodcraft Club. 

We are fortunate to have such a wide range of committed staff and a number of external volunteers from the wider BFS community to deliver our ever-evolving programme. 

Please have a read through our offering for 2023-24 here

Duke of Edinburgh's Award at BFS

We offer students from Year 9 upwards the opportunity to complete their Duke of Edinburgh's Award - known as the 'DofE' for short. 

Some 150 students set off on Duke of Edinburgh expeditions each year (whatever the weather!), armed with rucksacks and compasses and ready to face the challenges ahead. The popularity of DofE at Bristol Free School means that many progress from hiking in Cheddar Gorge to wild camping in the Brecon Beacons as they work through Bronze and Silver to the Gold Award. 

DofE has a strong community service strand and the students also show remarkable energy for charitable causes, learning about being responsible citizens as they acquire new skills. 

If you have any questions about how the scheme runs at BFS, please email Mr Wieczorek at dofe@bristolfreeschool.org.uk.

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