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New free school for children with behavioural issues to open in Bristol

A new school for children with behavioural issues is set to open in September this year.

The free school, known as Bristol Futures Academy (BFA), will be situated in a refurbished former Victorian school building in Beam Street, Barton Hill.

The council-owned building will house around 100 pupils aged between 14 and 16 years old, and is aimed at helping children who find mainstream education challenging.

The new school will be headed up by former acting headteacher of City Academy, Caroline Down, who has spent more than 25 years as a teaching – 18 of which at City.