Bedford School is working hard to minimise the risk of Coronavirus to our community. As such the school is now closed to all but essential staff and children of key workers.

We ask that you respect our position, in order to ensure key worker families are as well protected as is possible.  If there is a pressing reason to come to the school, or if you need further information regarding a visit, please contact your host or the school reception on 01234 362200.

Under no circumstances should anybody enter the site if they have either of the following symptoms:

  • A new continuous cough, or
  • A high temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher)

Please do not visit us if you have been in household contact with anyone with a confirmed or suspected case of Coronavirus in the last 14 days.

If your visit falls within the essential category and you develop symptoms of Coronavirus whilst at Bedford School, please inform your host immediately and follow his or her advice. If you develop symptoms within 14 days of visiting the school, please inform us as soon as possible by emailing us at

We realise that this approach may cause inconvenience and disappointment to all those who were hoping or had planned to visit the school, but we ask that you please bear with us on this and appreciate that our priority is the safety and wellbeing of our community.

We thank you very much for your help and understanding of our position.

23 March 2020