Our aim is simple: to identify boys with outstanding talent and nurture that talent through a Bedford School education.

Our culture is built on a firm belief in excellence and aspiration: that a true scholar is proud of his talent and willing to work hard to make the most of it to the benefit of all.

The Scholarships

Scholarships are awarded to boys who excel academically or show outstanding talent in Art, Drama, Music or Sport. Boys who show ability in two of these areas and/or other particular strengths may be considered for an all-round award.


Scholarship Application Form

Scholarships are non-means-tested honours that are awarded to current boys and external candidates as they enter Year 9 (13+), and to external candidates only at Year 12 (16+). In exceptional circumstances, boys may be considered for a scholarship on entry to the school in Years 10 and 11 (Pre-IB course), subject to the availability of funding. If an applicant requires additional funding over and above the generous available through scholarships then this can be awarded on a means-tested basis through the Bursary scheme. 

Boys wishing to be considered for a scholarship starting in September 2022 must submit a completed online application form and email any supporting references to the Admissions Team no later than 1 December 2021.

All boys wishing to be considered for a scholarship are required to attend the relevant assessment day(s) at Bedford School in the spring term before the September of entry.