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Bedford School, Bedfordshire



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

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

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Founded:1552

Head Master:
Mr James Hodgson

Director of Admissions:
Mrs Anna Steiger


Accreditations and affiliations:
IB, IBO, ISC, HMC, BSA
Religious affiliation:
All denominations welcome, Church of England
Teaching languages:
English
Age Range & Fees
Age
Range
13 - 18
Annual
Day Fees
£19,032
to
£19,032
Annual Weekly
Boarding Fees
£31,125
to
£31,125
Annual Full
Boarding Fees
£32,190
to
£32,190
Number of Pupils
School Boy
Boys
School Girl
Girls
479
Day
0
162
Full board
0
76
Weekly
0
717
Total
NA
Number of Staff
Full Time
Part Time
88
11
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:


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

Scholarships & Bursaries:


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

What we offer


  • Design technology
  • Environmental studies
  • Economics
  • ICT
  • Theology
  • Drama/Theatre
  • Electronics
  • Government/Politics
  • Painting/Sculpture
  • Business studies
  • Classics
  • Latin
  • French
  • German
  • Chinese
  • English as foreign/2nd language
  • Spanish
  • Mandarin
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Badminton
  • Archery
  • Gymnastics
  • Fitness training
  • Basketball
  • Water sports
  • Cricket
  • Squash
  • Fencing
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Cross-country
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Golf
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Cadets - CCF/ACF/ATC etc
  • Canoeing
  • Drama productions
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Young Enterprise
  • Astronomy
  • Sailing
  • Language club
  • Chess
  • Public speaking/Debating
  • Rowing
  • Adventure training
  • Shooting
  • Horse riding and management
  • Band/Orchestra
  • Choir
  • Guitar
  • Keyboard
  • Organ
  • Brass
  • Singing
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Percussion
  • Jazz
  • School bus service
  • Particular diets
  • Experience of expatriates' children
  • Experience of diplomatic corps' children
  • Experience of services' children
  • Experience of international students
  • Experience of gifted children
  • Vegetarian
  • 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 Anna Stieger, 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.
  • 6th October 2018 - Open Morning
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