Sports Facilities Overview

An Excellent Range of Facilities

Bedford School has an excellent range of sports facilities available to hire. The Recreation Centre located on the main School campus offers a 25 metre swimming pool, a large sport hall and 4 squash courts. Bedford School also has extensive playing fields and 2 astro-turf pitches at the remote Gordon Fields site on Brickhill Drive. There is also a climbing wall and two five’s courts located close to the Recreation Centre.

Club user or individual we can cater for you!

We have regular customers and many of the clubs and associations using our facilities have become well established over a number of years. We are also able to cater for the individual, our Sports Club allows people to use some of our facilities on a regular basis and offers tremendous value for money. If you’re a keen squash or enjoy a regular swim why not consider joining. Membership to the club is flexible and you can opt to take part in all or some of the various activities available.

Sports Hall

Our large sports hall is highly versatile and offers a wide range of different activities. The hall has a multi play plastic rubber flooring specifically designed for sports use. The soft floor is non-slip and helps to prevent injuries from occurring. The floor is marked up for the following types of sport. The table below lists how many of each type of court is available.


Badminton Courts


Five-a-side Football


Basketball Court (full size)     


Indoor Hockey


Basketball Courts (small)


Touch Rugby


Tennis Court (full size)




Short Tennis Courts




Volleyball Courts


Cricket Nets

There is an electronic score board and PA system available in the sports hall, useful for competitive events. The hall has a gallery at one end, which is marked out for fencing, and this is also available for hire. Please apply to the Bedford School Enterprise Office for the price to hire this facility.

All Weather Pitches

There are two full sized all weather hockey pitches at the Gordon Fields on Brickhill Drive. This facility is of an excellent standard and offers floodlighting on one pitch and access to the changing rooms and pavilion. The pitches are ideal for adult 5-a-side football and junior league practice as well as for hockey. The astro turf is also set up for tennis in the summer months and we offer 12 courts on each pitch. Demand for an all-weather practice area over the winter months is high and early booking is recommended.

Swimming Pool

Our 25 metre swimming pool is available for group hire or private parties. Hire is usually exclusive to an individual group and this allows for a maximum of 50 swimmers. There are male and female changing rooms and a limited number of lockers external to the changing facilities. There is also a large seating area for spectator viewing to one side of the pool.

Conditions of Use

A qualified lifeguard must be on duty at all times during the hire period. You may use your own lifeguard or we can arrange one for you. Please note, we require proof of qualifications prior to use. As the hirer you are responsible for the safety and behaviour of all people within your party.

To find out more, check availability or book any of our sports facilities please email our Enterprises team at or call 01234 362319.