At Bedford School we live by our core values: integrity, responsibility, curiosity and endeavour. Providing opportunities for the personal development of every boy is a key component of the holistic education that we provide.

All boys have the benefit of an excellent pastoral network that gives them the guidance and support they need on their journey through the school. 

We take pride in the way boys build their confidence, resilience and character during their time here.

A holistic education

We believe that education is about much more than academic lessons and qualifications. A boy’s happiness is likely to reside in a nurturing of his self-confidence and an ability to form good friendships with like-minded peers.  

Whether a boarder or a day pupil, all boys benefit from the strong boarding ethos at Bedford School. Boys are able (and encouraged) to take a full and active part in the opportunities that only a large and thriving boarding school can offer. Day and boarding houses are paired, participating jointly in house activities and competitions, ranging from singing to water-polo, which adds to the camaraderie and sense of community that so many visitors comment on and admire. Through their shared experiences and common goals, boys are able to build strong and meaningful connections with their teachers and each other.

Bedford School boys benefit from an all-round, holistic education.

The Pastoral School by James Hodgson, Head Master