Located in Howard House and surrounded by extensive gardens, our Junior School offers a unique environment for girls to learn from Years 3 to Year 6 (aged 7 – 11). The Junior School is passionate about girls’ learning and strives to build and develop curiosity and enthusiasm, allowing our girls to enjoy days filled with creative lessons, friendship and adventure in an environment where learning is both exciting and fun.
We aim to develop the strengths of each girl by providing her with opportunities to stretch and challenge herself through all aspects of school life: from the academic to the social.
Our ethos of personal development is firmly underpinned by our strong and supportive pastoral care structure, which means our girls feel safe to try new things and understand that making mistakes is part of their learning journey. As she progresses through the Junior School each girl will grow in confidence, and learn to push her own boundaries yet further while developing a life-long passion for learning.
The Junior School is at the heart of the BGS community and enjoys close links with the Senior School staff and pupils. Our girls benefit from being part of a vertical House system building relationships with pupils across the school from Year 3 to Sixth Form, providing mentorship, role models and support in a fun and creative environment.
Benefiting from excellent facilities and first class teaching, Bedford Girls’ School Junior School is an exciting foundation for your daughter.
The U11 pupils from Bedford Girls’ School (BGS) have rounded off the school Summer Term by claiming the coveted IAPS National Rounders title.
2nd July 2019 — The U11 pupils from Bedford Girls’ School (BGS) have rounded off the school Summer Term by claiming the coveted IAPS National Rounders title on Thursday 27th June.
The team, which is comprised of pupils from Years 5 and 6 travelled to Windlesham House School, ready to compete against the very best schools in the U11 age group.
During the morning session, the team displayed the talent and sporting prowess they have shown all term by claiming victories over Royal Russell School, Windlesham House School, The Elms School, Kew College and Bishopsgate School.
Their dominance on the pitch continued in the quarter-finals as they claimed victory Barrow Hills School. This meant that they then progressed to the semi-final against the 2018 champions, Witham Hall. After excellent fielding, BGS claimed victory, setting up a final against St George’s College, Weybridge.
BGS batted with purpose, proving to be very clinical and well drilled as they came out on top in a tightly fought match.
Many congratulations to the following players:
Year 5: Rhianne Noor and Poppy Whitford.
Year 6: Charlotte Brakenbury, Molly Brierley, Alice Challacombe, Esmée Challacombe, Alice Everitt, Nwando Ifeacho, Jessica Parrish, Kate Woodwood and Isabelle Wright.
Following the gold winning success of England netball at the Commonwealth Games, our Years 5 and 6 netball girls were out in force to watch Wasps vs Team Bath and support Miss Huckle (Head of Netball and Goal Keeper for Wasps Netball).
2nd May 2018 — Following the gold winning success of England netball at the Commonwealth Games, our Years 5 and 6 netball girls were out in force to watch Wasps vs Team Bath and support Miss Huckle (Head of Netball and Goal Keeper for Wasps Netball). The girls were also chosen as guard of honours and mascots for the day.
Anna Whomsley (Year 5) enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere in the Ricoh Arena, she said: “Before the match started, some girls were lucky enough to be mascots and others were the guard of honour waving bright Wasps flags as the players came onto court. We felt very privileged being there surrounded by an amazing atmosphere. Wasps played an extraordinary game with brilliant power and speed. We came away feeling completely inspired. Thank you to all the PE staff for taking us and congratulations to Miss Huckle and her team.”
Isla Wallwork (Year 6) was excited at the prospect of being chosen as a mascot with 13 other girls. She said: “We had a team talk with the Wasps Netball coach Tamsin Greenway and then got ready to enter the Arena. I ran out holding the hand of the team captain, Hannah Knights. We ran under the guard of honour with all my friends waving their Wasps flags. It was very exciting and I was very grateful to be part of this amazing trip.”
Bedford Girls' School Year 5 pupils marked the end of their term’s work on their World War Two Unit of Enquiry, We’ll Meet Again.
19th December 2017 — Bedford Girls' School Year 5 pupils marked the end of their term’s work on their World War Two Unit of Enquiry, We’ll Meet Again, with their year group production of Working for Victory, a play written specifically for the girls by Mrs Redford, Head of Speech and Drama.
This drew on the curriculum work undertaken in their lessons and introduced the girls to the vital contribution of the Land Army Women. Every class was involved in this collaboration between the Drama & Dance Department and the Music Department.
The girls proudly invited their grandparents for afternoon tea in the style of a street party before presenting their moving and vibrant production and were able to celebrate once more with an evening showing to parents.