Boarding and Day School for boys aged 7 - 18 years

Design Technology 

The Bedford Prep School, Design and Technology Department, is a dynamic, forward-thinking department, with specialisms in Graphics, Systems and Control, Resistant Materials and Textiles. We have two workshops, situated either side of the Technology building, equipped with a range of machines and tools. Each student undertakes a health and safety programme to enable them to become confident and comfortable with using the machines.

Within the centre of the Technology building are two Upper School workshops, which support’s the excellent relationship that the Prep School department has with the Upper School and helps to prepare students for their GCSE courses.

All students receive a well balanced curriculum, covering all aspects of Design and Technology. This involves applying a good level of knowledge and understanding of the design processes and creative thinking and also to gain the skills to manufacture to a high standard, using many practices that are used in industry.


The schemes of work are organized to allow for the progression, support and development, designing and manufacturing. Students complete design and make projects throughout the key stages and they receive regular feedback and progress reports as well as detailed prep work.

Students are also encouraged to take part in Extra Curricular Activities within Design and Technology to support and enhance their development and skills within the subject area.

We are encouraging students to become:

• Creative
• Inspired
• Organized
• Inventive
• Motivated
• Committed









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