And the winner is….:

BFS students won in 4 categories & placed 2nd in 2 more at the Bedfordshire Festival of Music, Speech & Drama

New Website:

Welcome to our new fantastic website!

Aspire to Engineer:

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

Year 9:

Year 9 Options Evening – Thursday 21st March

Small School, Big Curriculum, Infinite Possibilities
see our current vacancy below

Art Teacher (Maternity Cover up to 1 year)

£25,000 - £39,406 depending on experience
Full Time - Required from September 2019 or earlier

BELIEVE IN TRADITIONAL VALUES AND ACADEMIC RIGOUR? Want an SLT who visibly support staff? Want to teach pupils who behave impeccably at all times?

Then you will be interested to know that our oversubscribed 11-16 school in the centre of Bedford, and just 30 minutes from London, is recruiting an art teacher.


At BFS our values drive everything that we do and as a result our teachers enjoy impeccable behaviour in lessons and hardworking, highly motivated students. Bedford Free School is a genuinely comprehensive school that provides a knowledge based education for students of all backgrounds. We teach an unashamedly academic curriculum consisting of the best that has been thought and said, and as you would expect, art is at the heart of this.


With waiting lists in each year group and GCSE results placing us amongst the top schools locally, we have quickly become a hugely popular school. Demand for places is high as parents want the combination of a BFS education and our distinctive small school feel for their children.

We’re looking for people who want to be the best. You will be excellent in the classroom and an inspiring character who is willing to lead by example, but will also contribute positively to wider school life. Most of all, you will be clear that education is a great leveler and work hard to help us achieve our goal of preparing every student to go to university.


Career development is a priority – there will be opportunities to work on whole school priorities and gain the experience required to progress into middle or senior leadership in due course. Additionally, we offer financial assistance for relevant post graduate study and support for middle leaders wishing to apply to become Specialist Leaders of Education. We have partnerships with a number of local training providers and with Inspiration Trust in Norfolk. You will be joining us at an exciting time – in addition to our newly completed £2m extension, a local primary school joined our multi academy trust in April 2017, several other schools are in negotiations to join us and we will be opening our second brand new secondary school in nearby very soon. The growth of our MAT is sure to create exciting opportunities for our staff in the future.

There are no unwieldy and impossible marking policies at our school, our pupils’ behaviour is impeccable supported by same-day whole-school sanctions where necessary, and Senior Leaders have a very high profile to ensure that you are supported to develop.

If our traditional approach and values of Respect, Honesty and High Expectations match yours, then we welcome visits to the school at any time and would encourage you to apply. For a confidential discussion about the position contact Esther Logan, PA to SLT, on 01234 332290 or email to arrange an appointment

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close this post should a suitable candidate apply.

This advert will run until a suitable candidate is found and the school reserves the right to interview as applications come in.

We strongly advise a visit as this school is unlikely to be like anything you have ever seen!

Please note: No Agencies.

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