Established in 1552
The school consists of 1120 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 four main airports in easy reach.
In 2018, two-thirds of boys went on to Russell Group universities including Oxford and Cambridge, and almost three-quarters of boys went on to Times Top 30 universities. At GCSE, boys recorded the record results – our best since 2010 and our second best on record.
2 gold awards
These two national awards are 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 and to help them to make the most of the opportunities open to them.
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.
Ranked 32nd in the UK’s top 100 schools by the Sutton Trust*. *ranked by the number of leading people educated at each school.