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Bedford School, Bedfordshire

School Details
School Crest
De Parys Avenue,
United Kingdom,
MK40 2TU

Tel: +44 1234 362216
Fax: +44 1234 362283

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Head Master:
Mr James Hodgson

Director of Admissions:
Mrs Vanessa Hicks

This school offers flexi-boarding.

Accreditations and affiliations:
Religious affiliation:
Church of England, All denominations welcome
Teaching languages:
Age Range & Fees
13 - 18
Day Fees
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
Number of Pupils
School Boy
School Girl
Full board
This school offers
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
GCSE Pass Rate - age 16
At Grades A* to C
Pass Rate - age 18
courses are offered for age 18 exams
Higher Education
Pupils who went on to Higher Education or took Gap Year

Method of Entry:

Please apply to school, Entry test or exam, GCSE results, Interview, Report from previous school, Assessment, Scholarship or bursary exam, Registration, Visit school

Scholarships & Bursaries:

Academic, Art, Means tested bursaries, Music, Sport, 6th Form, Drama

What we offer

  • Theology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Design technology
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Government/Politics
  • Economics
  • ICT
  • Business studies
  • Environmental studies
  • Electronics
  • Classics
  • Latin
  • Chinese
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • German
  • Badminton
  • Gymnastics
  • Cricket
  • Archery
  • Hockey
  • Water sports
  • Athletics
  • Fitness training
  • Cross-country
  • Fencing
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Table tennis
  • Rugby
  • Football
  • Swimming
  • Squash
  • Golf
  • Adventure training
  • Young Enterprise
  • Astronomy
  • Language club
  • Chess
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Drama productions
  • Shooting
  • Sailing
  • Rowing
  • Cycling
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Canoeing
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Dyslexia or Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)
Head PhotoFor boys between the ages of 7 and 18, Bedford School offers the opportunity of a lifetime. From the classroom to the sports field, in laboratories and theatres, on excursions and exchanges, boys are challenged academically, socially and culturally. They benefit from dedicated and highly qualified staff, and outstanding facilities. They learn exciting new skills and how to prepare themselves for a successful future. Whether boarding or day, boys thrive and happily interact in all areas of school life.

Central to life at Bedford School is academic excellence. Boys are encouraged to aspire to the highest possible standards and exceed their expectations. The school's success is demonstrated by a long history of impressive exam results at GCSE, A-Level and in the International Baccalaureate Diploma. Bedford is also renowned for its strengths in the arts, music and sport. Drama has gone from strength to strength with the opening of the stunning new Quarry Theatre. First-rate art studios are available to boys to explore sculpture, photography, fine art and design. Musicians hone their talents in the dedicated Music School, one of the largest music departments in the country, where a high proportion of boys learn to play one or more instruments.

Bedford also has an enviable reputation for success in rugby, cricket, hockey and rowing. All boys, whether spirited amateur or elite sportsman, benefit from the superb sports facilities and expert coaching. Generous academic, art, drama, music and sport (inc. golf) scholarships worth up to 35% of annual school fees are available. We warmly invite you to join us at one of our Open Mornings or for a private visit to see the school in action, meet the boys and staff, and get a flavour of life at Bedford School. Please contact Vanessa Hicks, Director of Admissions, for further information on 01234 362216 or email admissions@bedfordschool.org.uk. Bedford School is part of The Harpur Trust. Company No. 3475202/Charity no. 1066861.
  • 22nd April 2017 - Open Morning 10am
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