Bedford School is working hard to minimise the risk of Coronavirus to our community. As such the school is now closed to all but those involved in the phased return of pupils.

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.

If your reason for attending falls within the essential category outlined above, please observe the guidelines below:

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 attend our site if you have been in household contact with anyone with a confirmed or suspected case of Coronavirus in the last 14 days.

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

29 May 2020

Risk Assessment

This risk assessment has been developed in response to the Government’s aim to allow pupils in selected year groups to re-join key worker pupils at the school’s premises. It has been developed following Government guidance as a minimum.

It will be reviewed regularly based on both ongoing operational experience and emerging Government advice.

The control measures mentioned in this document are in addition to the school and Harpur Trust departmental risk assessments and policies which are being reviewed in light of changing Government guidance.

Risk Assessment