Year 6 Transition - September 2017

 Please watch this space for more details in the coming weeks

Welcome to Bedford Free School!

As the father of four myself, I know how important the right school is in ensuring children are safe, happy and engaged. We set up Bedford Free School in 2012 to provide every family with an additional, high-performing, choice of school, and we are proud of everything that we have achieved so far.

These are exciting times for BFS. We have now had 2 sets of GCSE results and as we expected, we are among the top performing schools in the region. We have just taken possession of our new £2 million rooftop extension which your child will get to enjoy when they start here in September 2017.  In addition a local primary school joins our newly formed multi academy trust in April, and we expect confirmation that we will be opening our second brand new secondary school in nearby St. Neots very soon.

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. However, for now I just wanted to welcome you into the BFS family, and to flag up our Saturday Taster Sessions¸ on Saturday March 11th, Saturday 22nd April and Saturday 20th May, 09:30am – 12:30pm.

This is an opportunity for your child to meet teachers and other students joining BFS, and to experience how we do things here. You can reserve a place by contacting us on 01234 332299 or

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 sincerely,

Mark Lehain

Founder & Principal, Bedford Free School

 Letter 2 - sent March 2017

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