Established in 1552
The school consists of 1060 boys, aged 7 to 13 for Prep and 13-18 for the Upper School. Our pupils come from all over the world, boasting 27 different nationalities. In terms of staff, there is an average staff to pupil ratio of 1:9.
is the time it takes for pupils to travel from London St Pancras to Bedford School. Our school’s 50 acre estate is located in the heart of Bedford, with London’s 4 main airports in easy reach.
We are the 1st in Bedfordshire for leavers results, 77% for Russell Group University entrance and 10 for Oxbridge offers, with 81.8% IB and A2 exams graded at A*-B for 2016 leavers. Bedford is also proud to report to have been drafted as a Times Top 100 Independent School.
2 gold awards
We were delighted to receive two national awards. They are a fantastic validation of the high standard of careers and UCAS provision delivered to boys across the school. We recognise that high quality careers and UCAS guidance is vital to prepare boys for their futures; to help them to make the most of the opportunities open to them and, ultimately, find success and happiness after school.
8,500 Old Bedfordian members worldwide. Established in 1891, this vibrant and active alumni community is one of the largest and oldest in the country.
32nd school in the country in the Sutton Trust’s list. Bedford of the schooling of the 8000 most successful people in the UK.