Academic, Music, Sport (including Golf) are available to boys at 11+, 13+ and 16+. All candidates must fufil our academic requirements and have the ability to cope with the School curriculum.
Successful scholarship candidates will receive a minimum of 10% of the School fees. Any amount awarded beyond this will be allocated on a means tested basis.
Not only do we expect Scholars to achieve good results for themselves but to contribute to the School community as a whole. Scholars are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular academic societies and we expect them to set an example to others in terms of work ethic. We ask them, where appropriate, to share their abilities in programme of peer-group teaching (shown by educational research to be a key extra factor in bringing out the best in students). Ultimately, we expect Scholars at Bedford to be proud of what they are and to take pride in what they can offer.
Bedford School has a long established reputation for excellence in music. Our stunning Music School is home to one of the largest Music Departments in the country. A high proportion of our students learn to play several instruments.
The immense variety of musical activity at Bedford School could not happen without our Music Scholars. Not only do they provide the backbone for our many ensembles, they set the tone for music within the School. Music Scholars set high standards of dedicated practice and personal achievement and act as ambassadors for music in the School.
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Bedford School has an enviable sporting tradition stretching back over two centuries. Today, our ethos is very much forward looking and we are thoroughly committed to providing the very best for our students, aiming to promote excellence in all that they do.
For many years, we have offered sport scholarships to students demonstrating the ability to success at the highest level in Rugby, Hockey, Cricket and Rowing.
In addition to the Sports Scholarships, we are also able to offer Golf Scholarships. Bedford School is very proud of its link with Woburn Golf Club, home to three outstanding championship courses. In partnership with the Woburn, we proved our Golf Scholars with regular professional coaching, full Junior Membership of Woburn Gold Club and the opportunity to participate in Inter School fixtures and the School Championship.
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