The teenage years are exciting and full of boldness, creativity and fun; they are also as fragile as they are pivotal.  Whilst constantly aiming to inspire (high quality teaching, strong relationships and a wonderful environment combine to achieve this), Bedford School also provides a safe framework from which such energy can thrive.

We believe that being a boys’ school certainly helps us to provide the security and structure that boys need during the teenage years to pursue their interests and passions for life.

Academic results are very strong and over three quarters of our leaver applicants will go to a Russell Group university at the end their time with us.   A number of others will pursue their interests into the Art, Drama or Musical worlds, or to overseas universities or into high level apprenticeships with global firms.  We believe, however, that academic results themselves only matter in so far as choice over the next stage is concerned; far more important is the curiosity, ingenuity and sense of fun which academic, and other, interests inspire – and therefore the sort of man each boy becomes.  Furthermore, good manners, consideration for others, an ability to communicate effectively in both formal and informal settings are even more important today than they have ever been in a world which is becoming increasingly competitive. 

Boys here are busy, enjoy life and build not only happy memories, but strong foundations for interesting and varied lives.  Do, please, come and meet them!  And I look forward to meeting you, too.

 

 

 

James Hodgson
Head Master