Who we are
The team proposing this school are the same people who successfully opened Bedford Free School in 2012.
About to enter its fifth year, Bedford Free School has just celebrated its second set of GCSE results. It was the top performing state school in the town in 2015, and has seen even better results this summer.
BFS was set up by a group of local teachers, in partnership with local families and community groups, and we now feel that we are in the position to take what we have learned in Bedford and apply it to other nearby areas.
As a result of our success to date, we have been approved by the Department for Education to become an “academy sponsor”. This means we have permission to work with other schools that need additional support or to set up more new schools – hence us looking to open St Neots Academy in 2018.
You can also see official information about us in the Department for Education’s Performance pages and our latest Ofsted report can be seen here.
If you want to know more about how we do things at BFS, good places to start are our website and our Facebook page. And of course, you are welcome to come and visit BFS anytime to see for yourself the school in action, and get a sense as to how St Neots Academy would feel.
Also, if you would like to get involved with helping us open St Neots Academy, the please get in touch and let us know more about you!
As the project progresses, we will obviously draw upon the advice and expertise of a larger group of people. However, right now we have formed a small project team made up of individuals with significant experience of great schools.