Bradfield School

This article is about the school in South Yorkshire. For the school in Berkshire, see Bradfield College.
Bradfield School
Established 1957
Type Academy
Headteacher Dr Ian Gilbert
Location Kirk Edge Road

South Yorkshire
S35 0AE
Coordinates: 53°25′27″N 1°32′42″W / 53.42418°N 1.54499°W / 53.42418; -1.54499
DfE URN 139101 Tables
Ofsted Reports
Students 980 (2007)
Gender Co-educational
Ages 11–18

Bradfield School is a secondary school with academy status situated on the edge of the village of Worrall, in the civil parish of Bradfield, in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The school is a specialist Engineering College catering for pupils between the ages of 11 and 18. A new school which will include a new sixth form is being built and will be in use in October 2012.


The school provides students with a broad curriculum in line with the National Curriculum.

All students study the following subjects at Key Stage 3: Art, Citizenship, Design Technology, English, Geography, History, ICT, Mathematics, Modern foreign languages, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education and Science.

At Key Stage 4 Bradfield provides students with a broad and balanced curriculum in line with the National Curriculum. All students take Citizenship (Half GCSE), English Language (One GCSE), English Literature (One GCSE), ICT (One GCSE), Mathematics (One GCSE), Physical Education (One GCSE), and Religious Education (Half GCSE) and Science Double Award (Two GCSEs).

The school provides specialised courses such as Applied Engineering. As part of this course pupils can enter engineering competitions such as the Lego league and F1 In Schools.

In addition to the core curriculum, the school offers some compulsory opportunities for various years. For example, the Loxley Valley project takes place in year eight, and the Perfume Project takes place in year nine. The Big Challenge in a non-compulsory opportunity.



The Bradfield Panthers, an F1 In Schools team won the British national finals.[1]

Friends of Bradfield School (FBSA)

The FBSA was formed in 1983 with the aim is to foster closer links between staff, parents and members of the community who have an interest in the school. The FBSA has a committee which meets on a regular basis and organises a range of activities, and which supports the school by providing additional facilities and opportunities for students. It became a registered charity in 2003 but was removed from the register in 2010.[2]


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