Our History & Vision

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.

Community. Ambition. Opportunity


We believe in promoting a strong sense of community through:

  1. Running a happy school in which every child is known by name
  2. Working in partnership with families to secure students’ learning
  3. Promoting responsibility, tolerance, trust and fairness
  4. Taking a positive, active role in the community we serve



We believe in promoting ambition through:

  1. Setting the highest expectations and academic ambition for all students
  2. Delivering a high quality curriculum and being at the forefront of teaching and learning practice
  3. Fostering learners’ confidence and independence in their learning
  4. Ensuring that every child reaches their full potential



We believe in promoting equality of opportunity:

  1. Encouraging individuality and good character
  2. Promoting tolerance and celebrating diversity
  3. Providing a varied range of experiences to enrich the lives of our young people
  4. Offering a wide range of links with employers, further education colleges and universities