Francis Bacon School is a mixed-sex state school located in St Albans in South Hertfordshire. It is named after Sir Francis Bacon, a famous resident of St Albans. It is a specialist school in Maths and Computing. There are currently seven years of education, years 7 to 11 and the two years of the Sixth form. Its Sixth form is in consortium with nearby schools Marlborough and . Francis Bacon School contains students with cultural backgrounds from Asia to Africa as well as the UK and takes great pride in its multi-community links.
In 1999, the school's new sports hall (which was funded by the national lottery) was completed. It is made up of a dance room and changing rooms, and a fully equipped basketball size hall. It is available for public hire.
The current headmistress is Jacqueline Verrall, who took over in 2005.