Year 6 Transition - September 2018

Dear Parent/ Carer,




We are delighted to write to you today to confirm a place with us for your child this September.

Between us we have 5 children, so we know how important the right school is in ensuring children are safe, happy and learning. Bedford Free School was set up in 2012 to provide every family with an additional, choice of (a high-performing) school, and we are proud of everything that we have achieved so far.

BFS is hugely over-subscribed this year. We are humbled and privileged that hundreds of families have chosen us as the right school for their children, and we promise to do the very best job with them. We have admitted an extra 20 pupils and converted another room into a classroom, to try to provide for as many families as possible, but have unfortunately not been able to offer places to everyone that applied.

These are exciting times for BFS. We have now had 3 sets of GCSE results and as we expected, we are among the top performing schools in the region. We have a relatively new £2 million rooftop extension which your child will get to enjoy when they start here in September 2018.  We have established a multi-academy trust, and we are expecting to open a second brand new secondary school in nearby St. Neots.

We know that changing school can be a nervous time for children, and so we will work closely with you and your child’s current school to ensure a smooth transition. We will write to you again very soon with details of everything that happens between now and September, including a week-long induction in September with just year 7 in school. However, for now we just wanted to welcome you into the BFS family. If you have not had the chance to look round and tour the school or meet with us or our team, or if you would like to again now that the place has been confirmed, please contact us at and we will arrange for you to do so.

Once again, it is a privilege and a pleasure to write to you today - should you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Yours faithfully,


Jane Herron                                                                Stuart Lock

Head of School                                                             Executive Principal


  Should you have any questions or enquiries please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Mrs Sexton, Year 7 Pastoral Leader


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