At the heart of the Prep School campus, Eagle House gives boys a place to relax and feel at home at the end of the school day.
Purpose-built for junior boarders, it offers comfortable living areas including bright, spacious en-suite rooms sleeping four to eight boys.
Houseparents Simon and Mel Lincoln ensure a warm, family atmosphere, supported by two matrons, an Assistant Housemaster, a Resident Tutor and academic staff.
Every evening, boys complete homework in a study room with their own cubicle, which is supervised and checked. Computers linked to the school network allow controlled use of the internet, email and the school’s own software, and Wi-Fi is available too.
Boys’ recreational needs are well catered for too, with a large common room, games room and a music room in which to practice the piano or their own instruments.
There is access to the Prep School’s all-weather pitch at the rear of the house, and to the whole range of school facilities at weekends. Visits and outings are organised regularly too.
As part of the Bedford family, Eagle House boys flourish in a caring and supportive environment. They learn to become independent, confident and organised, respecting all other house members and appreciating everything done for them.
Boarding options include weekly and flexible ‘Day Plus’ arrangements for day pupils. Some boarders live locally, but most come from all over the UK and overseas, mixing easily with the school’s day population to build varied and lasting friendships.
For day pupils, the Late Room is available Monday-Friday at no extra charge. Our Day Plus programme is also available to all boys in the Prep School at a reasonable cost. It includes after school care as well as flexible boarding opportunities.
Boarding at Bedford Prep gives each boy a chance to grow in confidence, have fun, develop personal skills and form lifelong friendships within a safe and nurturing environment.
We offer a full range of full, weekly, flexi and occasional boarding, enabling boys and their parents to find an option that is just right.
Houseparents Simon and Mel Lincoln joined Eagle House in 2011 with their two children, Molly and Josh. They aim to run a warm and cosy house where boys feel at home and parents, staff and friends are always welcome.
Simon is Head of PE in the Prep School and Master in Charge of Cricket. He played semi-professional rugby for 10 years, and played professionally for Bedford Blues for 3 years. He also enjoys playing golf, cricket and most other sports.
Mel is a qualified ESOL teacher and can assist boys settling into the House and provide one to one sessions through the school’s ESOL Department from years 7-13. She is also Head of Careers and UCAS, and Head of General Education in the Upper School.
Assistant Housemaster Mrs Travis, who teachers Maths, ensures boys have an enriched boarding life with the help of Resident House Tutor Mr Tom Brett and Visiting Tutor, Mr Steve Guest who teaches PE and RE.
Two Graduate Teaching Assistants are also attached to the house and support the boy’s activities, while Matrons Mrs Kyle, Mrs O’Rourke and Mrs Relton share responsibility for running the house during the school day.