Small Group Tours

We are delighted to announce that we are holding a series of small group tours in autumn to enable families to come and meet us and see the school in person. 

Autumn 2021
(If you are unable to attend on one of these dates, we invite you and your family to join us for a private visit (see below)).

  • Saturday 11 September 2021
  • Saturday 9 October 2021*
  • Saturday 6 November 2021

*If you are also looking to visit Bedford Girls’ School, we would recommend that you book on to a small group tour on either 11 September or 6 November, so that you can attend their open day on Saturday 9 October. 

Each small group tour is limited to a maximum of five families to make sure that boys, staff and visiting families stay safe**. During your visit, which has been carefully timed for the quietest period in the school week, you will have the opportunity to meet with the Head Master, James Hodgson, or Prep Headmaster, Ian Silk, as well as senior members of staff, along with subject specialist teachers and our Admissions Team. You will also enjoy a tour of either the Upper School or Prep School giving you the opportunity to meet several of our boys as well. 

**Group sizes and tour itineraries may be adjusted to comply with government guidelines and in order to protect the safety of our school community and our visitors.

Each small group tour lasts two hours and includes:

  • A welcome from our Admissions Team.
  • A tour of the school.
  • The opportunity to meet the Head Master or Prep Headmaster and senior members of staff, who will be on hand to answer any queries you may have and provide you with a greater insight into life at Bedford School.

Book your family’s place

To book your family’s place on a small group tour, please complete the form below or email our admissions team on Our small group tours are by appointment only so booking is essential.  Walk-ins will not be permitted to enter the school estate.

Booking Form

Staying Safe

The safety of our visitors and our school community is our priority, so we ask that you please read the following visitor protocols before your visit.

Visitor Protocols

Personal Visits 

If you would prefer to book a personal visit for your family, please email the Admissions Team at

A Virtual Tour

We warmly invite you to take a virtual tour of Bedford School with the Head Master, James Hodgson.  It is a wonderful opportunity to see the school, hear from the Head Master, and learn about the school’s rich history and exciting future.