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:

A longer school day

Central to delivering our School’s enhanced curriculum is the need for more contact time with our students, which is why Bedford Free School operates an extended school day consisting of in excess of six hours contact time with teachers.

A longer school day allows us to teach more to our pupils and improves access to education beyond the core curriculum, ensuring that all pupils participate in our full range of opportunities.

We realise that when optional after-school activities are organised in traditional schools, barriers such as extra fees or transport difficulties mean that there are some students who will not get the chance to take part. By providing this enhanced curriculum as a compulsory part of the school day, we can be sure that all students enrolled at Bedford Free School will benefit.

the school day hours

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Timetable

The School will teach students between 8.30am–4:00pm with facilities available from 8.00am–6.00pm as part of our enhanced curriculum.

A longer school day allows the School to offer the extra learning opportunities that will lead our students to excellence, as well as providing parents with a better fit between their children’s school-life and work or other commitments.

Here’s what a school week looks like…

Monday-Thursday

7.45am – 8.25am Pupils arrive/ Breakfast available
8.25am Line up
8.30am – 9.00am Morning meeting or Tutor time to include:

  • Morning Registration
  • Weekly Spellings
  • Numeracy
  • Retrieval Practice
  • Assemblies
9.00am – 9.50am Lesson 1
9.50am – 10.40am Lesson 2
10.40am – 11am BREAK
11am – 11.50am Lesson 3
11.50am – 12.40pm Lesson 4
12.40pm – 13.10pm LUNCH 1 / DEAR (Drop Everything And Read)
13.10pm – 13.40pm LUNCH 2 / DEAR
13.40pm – 14.30pm Lesson 5
14.30pm – 15.20pm Lesson 6
15.20pm – 16.00pm Prep (students do homework)
16.00pm – 18.00pm After school support to include:

  • Homework support
  • Revision sessions
  • Drop in Tutorials
  • Individual study activities
  • Library and ICT facilities

Friday

7.45am – 8.25am Pupils arrive/ Breakfast available
8.25am Line up
8.30am – 9.00am Morning Meeting/Tutor time to include:

  • Morning Registration
  • Weekly Spellings
  • Numeracy
  • Retrieval Practice
  • Assemblies
9.00am – 9.50am Lesson 1
9.50am – 10.40am Lesson 2
10.40am – 11am BREAK
11am – 11.50am Lesson 3
11.50am – 12.40pm Lesson 4
12.40pm – 13.10pm Prep time
13.10pm – 13.40pm LUNCH 1/DEAR (Drop Everything And Read)
13.40pm – 14.10pm LUNCH 2/DEAR
14.10pm – 15.15pm Lesson 5
15.15pm Golden Time
15:15pm – 17.00pm After school support to include:

  • Homework support
  • Revision sessions
  • Drop in Tutorials
  • Individual study activities
  • Library and ICT facilities
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School meals

Our caterers ‘Innovate’ provide a varied range of hot and cold meals available to pupils before school, break and lunch time. Our school is cashless to make purchasing breakfast, snacks and lunch efficient and easy.

Uniform

We want our students to take pride in our school, and this includes pride in their appearance. As a result, we have designed a smart, traditional, professional uniform that reflects the values of Bedford Free School. Find out more about our uniform.