Joining Bedford School

We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a series of small group tours in the spring to enable families to come and meet us and see the school in person. Our small group tours will run on selected Saturday’s in April and May. Find out more here.

We are also happy to offer families the opportunity to tour the school and meet the Head Master or Prep Headmaster through a personal visit. To book your family’s place, please email

We welcome boys for day and boarding places between the ages of 7 and 18. Our Prep School caters for boys from Year 3 (7+) until the end of Year 8 (12+) after which the boys move up to the Upper School.

The main points of entry into the school are in Year 3, Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form. Entry into other year groups is however possible,  subject to the availability of a place.

A Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of Bedford School with the Head Master, James Hodgson.



The safety and wellbeing of our school community remain, as ever, our priority. The safe return of the whole school community in autumn involved a comprehensive risk assessment, which was developed following Government guidance as a minimum. The risk assessment is reviewed regularly based on both ongoing operational experience and emerging Government advice.

You can read our risk assessment here.

Bedford School has also joined over 350 other British schools in adopting the Boarding Schools Association (BSA) COVID-Safe Charter. 

View the BSA COVID-Safe Charter

The BSA COVID-Safe Charter is also available in the following languages; Arabic, ChineseGerman, Russian and Thai.