Bedford Preparatory School

Boys (7- 13)
Weekly Boarding
Full Boarding

Fundamental to the Bedford ethos is the belief that children learn more when they are happy and secure and to this end we ensure that every boy, day boy or boarder, receives a high level of pastoral care and individual support. In an atmosphere where pupils and staff mutually enjoy each other’s company and parents are closely involved with every aspect of their sons’ education, the boys visibly grow in confidence and ability as they progress through the school, well prepared and eager to face new challenges.

The curriculum is broad, with additional languages and ICT skills taught alongside the traditional disciplines. Boys are exposed to a range of learning styles to make the journey a fun experience, this is enhanced by the school’s virtual learning environment, an exciting development that provides a valuable range of resources to support learning such as summary notes, homework details and discussion forums. The child-centred ethic of the Preparatory School is evident everywhere. Boys are welcomed in to a caring school family and settle in happily as they forge close friendships, many of which will last for a lifetime. In the classroom, traditional practice is enhanced by innovative teaching and a forward thinking approach that balances academic, creative and sporting activities, all vital ingredients to personal growth. Bedford has an enviable reputation for sporting success and at every level of ability the boys are encouraged to take an interest from an early age. With acres of glorious playing fields, top class facilities and expert coaching, the pupils can have a go at huge range of team and individual sports. The arts are equally well supported; Bedford School is particularly noted for music with a large proportion of boys choosing to learn an instrument and taking part in the extensive and varied musical programme. Add to the mix an amazing menu of after-school and weekend activities and it is easy to see why the young boys quickly become enthused and involved with the life of the school.

Key Facts

  • Founded: 1552
  • Religion: Christian
  • Boys' Boarding: 27 (7- 13)
  • Total Pupils: 383
  • Day Fees: £3894 to £5102/term
  • Boarding Fees: £6930/term

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events

Scholarships and Bursaries

Scholarships and Bursaries are available on entry to the Upper School

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Admissions Process

Entrance assessments for the Prep School are held during the Spring Term. We look to establish your son’s readiness to cope with the academic and social demands of the school and to ensure that he will be happy with us.

All boys into the Prep School are assessed in English, Maths and underlying ability. We will also request a report from your son's current school, which is taken into account.

If you are a UK pupil currently based overseas, the entrance assessment will vary to those stated here.  Please contact the Admissions Team directly for further information.

We are able to consider assessing for entry into the school at any stage of the year, provided that we have places available.

Finding out more

De Parys Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2TU
+44 (0)1234 362216
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Key Facts

Open Days

No Forthcoming Events