Boys at Bedford School enjoy links with Bedford Girls’ School, a single sex girls school, which also belongs to The Harpur Trust. Many of our boys have sisters at Bedford Girls’ School and we actively encourage and organise co-curricular co-educational activities between the two schools.
In the Prep School, boys and girls from both schools enjoy joint swimming galas and sports activities, art mornings, visiting speakers and quizzes.
In the Upper School, boys benefit from joint theatre productions, music ensembles, debates, combined societies, discos, film evenings and workshops. In particular, our partnership with Bedford Girls’ School in our provision of the Combined Cadet Force has strengthened. It now comprises 170 girls and 140 boys, working together developing skills of leadership, self-reliance and resilience, particularly at the joint cadet camps.
We continue to look for more ways to bring the two schools together such as raising money through joint charity efforts. Both schools see the value of single sex education but actively seek to provide co-educational activities between the two schools.