Bedford School is a selective school and as such all applicants are required to sit entrance assessments appropriate to their age. Our admissions process also requires a confidential reference from the Headteacher of the applicant’s current school and we may also wish to interview boys.

To start the admissions process, a registration must be submitted along with the registration fee of £100. Registrations should be received no later than 1 December in the year prior to intended entry. Early registration is however advisable, especially for families who also wish to apply for a Scholarship and/or Bursary, as additional forms need to be completed and returned by the same 1 December deadline.

Boys who register two or more years in advance for Year 9 (13+) entry are given the opportunity to sit the ISEB Common Pre-Test when they are either in Year 6 or 7 if they wish to, and may receive a conditional offer of a place at this stage. Candidates who receive a conditional offer are required to sit the 13+ entrance assessments in the spring term of Year 8 to ensure that they continue to meet the academic criteria for entry to the school. It is expected that an offer would become unconditional at this stage.

Prep School Registration Form

To register your son for the Prep School (Y3-Y8), please complete our online registration form.
Prep School Registration Form

Upper School Registration Form

To register your son for the Upper School (Y9-Y13), please complete our online registration form.
Upper School Registration Form