Bedminster Down School

Phil Bailey

Deputy Headteacher


Phil has worked at Bedminster Down School as Deputy Head since January 2000. Prior to that, Phil was Assistant Head at Speedwell School responsible for Key Stage 4 Pastoral Development and Post 16. During his career, Phil has also been Head of English, Head of Year, Head of Boys’ PE, Literacy Co-Ordinator and Assistant Head of Year. Phil has taught in three very different schools: Bedminster Down, Speedwell and The Ridings High School. After qualifying as a teacher of PE and English, Phil undertook an Open University BA Degree specialising in English related courses and a Master in Education at Bristol University.


Phil also helps to support the wider South Bristol Community by volunteering as a Governor at Cheddar Grove Primary School and working closely with the South Bristol Youth program to support young people outside of school.