Yr 10 Progress Evening – 4th July – School will close at 3.20pm: Year 10 Work Experience Week 24th – 28th June 2019: Year 6 transfer day – 27th June 2019: Aspire to Engineer:

This year the theme was genetic engineering & BFS came Runners-Up – Congratulations to all involved

May Half Term Week is Monday 27th May, back to school on Monday 3rd June:

The Voice

Saturday 2nd February saw round 5 of the blind auditions of The Voice and a familiar face for Bedford Free School.  Alumni Seth Oraeki wowed the judges with his cover of Labrinth’s “Jealous” and had two of the superstar coaches turning, in the end he opted to join Will.i.am’s team over Jennifer Hudson.  Staff and students at Bedford Free School aren’t surprised by his success though. Drama teacher Miss Damon said “Seth always expressed a keen interest in the arts and was able to develop his love for music, dancing and acting here at BFS.  We’re ecstatic that his hard work has paid off and will be supporting him through out.”

Seth himself has told us “I started at Bedford Free School later in the year which caused me a few problems, trying to fit in, catching up with the rest of my year and finding a place to belong, but the school allowed me to develop and grow as a person and I quickly found myself a part of the performing arts team. With the help of Miss Goodship and Miss Damon I was able to expand my horizons higher than I ever expected.

One moment I’ll never forget is when they entered me into the ‘Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech and Drama’ it was a competition for original songs and I entered my song ‘Get It Wrong Get It Right’. I was fortunate enough to come first, receive an outstanding and be invited to sing in the Gala on the closing night of the festival. This was the first time a song I wrote had made such an impact on the public and the way Miss Damon and Miss Goodship reacted was the icing on the cake. I’ve always known music is what I’ve wanted to do and Bedford Free School has given me the foundation I need inside and out of the classroom to be able to pursue my dreams.”

Executive Principal, Stuart Lock added “All of the staff and pupils at Bedford Free School are very proud of Seth. He is a talented young man who will go far because of his hard work and dedication. The whole school will be tuning in to cheer him on in the next part of The Voice.”