BFC School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

14 - 16
Other independent school
Not Rated

How Does The School Perform?

Requires Improvement
Ofsted report
Full Report - All Reports

Unlock The Rest Of The Data Now
We've Helped 20 Million Parents
  • See All Official School Data
  • View Catchment Area Maps
  • Access 2024 League Tables
  • Read Real Parent Reviews
  • Unlock 2024 Star Ratings
  • Easily Choose Your #1 School
Per month
Seasiders Way

School Description

Blackpool Football School (BFC) welcomes pupils who have not benefited from a positive experience in their previous schools. Some pupils join the school having not attended their previous school for a significant length of time. Leaders aim to provide pupils with the chance to get back on track. Most pupils attend regularly. Pupils study a broad range of subjects, with most leading towards recognised and appropriate qualifications. However, staff do not check carefully enough that pupils are learning suitable subject content in the right order. This means that pupils struggle to build on earlier learning. Pupils are positive about the difference that BFC has had in improving their life opportunities. For example, some pupils shared with inspectors that they have learned more since they joined the school. Sport forms a big part of the curriculum. Pupils enjoy trying out a wide range of different sporting activities. They understand the benefit of doing regular exercise. Pupils are also taught how to handle their emotions sensibly. Pupils feel safe in school and free from bullying and harassment. They are confident that staff will address any concerns. There have been improvements in these areas since the school first opened. While leaders set high expectations for pupils, these are not always met, especially in relation to pupils’ behaviour and attitudes.

BFC School Parent Reviews

Your rating:
Review guidelines
  • Do explain who you are and your relationship to the school e.g. ‘I am a parent…’
  • Do back up your opinion with examples or clear reasons but, remember, it’s your opinion not fact.
  • Don’t use bad or aggressive language.
  • Don't go in to detail about specific staff or pupils. Individual complaints should be directed to the school.
  • Do go to the relevant authority is you have concerns about a serious issue such as bullying, drug abuse or bad management.
Read the full review guidelines and where to find help if you have serious concerns about a school.
We respect your privacy and never share your email address with the reviewed school or any third parties. Please see our T&Cs and Privacy Policy for details of how we treat registered emails with TLC.

News, Photos and Open Days from BFC School

We are waiting for this school to upload information. Represent this school?
Register your details to add open days, photos and news.

Do you represent
BFC School?

Register to add photos, news and download your Certificate of Excellence 2023/24

*Official school administrator email addresses

(eg [email protected]). Details will be verified.

Questions? Email [email protected]

We're here to help your school to add information for parents.

Thank you for registering your details

A member of the School Guide team will verify your details within 2 working days and provide further detailed instructions for setting up your School Noticeboard.

For any questions please email [email protected]

BFC School Catchment Area Map

This school is independently managed and its admission criteria may be selective. There is no set catchment area as pupils are admitted from a wide variety of postcodes and, in the case of boarding schools, from outside the UK. Contact the school directly or visit their website for more information on Admissions Policy and Procedures.