Bedford School, Bedfordshire, UK

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Are you searching for boarding schools in England for boys? This is boys only boarding school in UK. Bedford School in Bedford, Bedfordshire is an independent boarding and day school for boys aged 7–18 years, where fundamental traditions combine with innovative educational thinking. In addition to an established reputation for academic excellence, the School is known for its strengths in music, the arts and sport. Bedford School is set in parkland on an extensive estate in the centre of Bedford, a market town just 50 miles north of London. Life at this top boarding school in England is very full and, from their earliest years, boys are encouraged to take full advantage of the endless opportunities open to them. There is an easy mix of day students, weekly and full boarders, all of whom enjoy outstanding facilities and a full social life.

The School’s highly qualified teaching staff are selected on their ability to communicate and inspire. The result is a vibrant, stimulating environment, where boys can be happy, grow in self-confidence, thrive academically, and make the most of the wide range of opportunities on offer.

This boarding school UK welcomes boys for day and boarding places between the ages of 7 – 18. Our Preparatory School houses boys from Year 3 (7+) until the end of Year 8 (12+) after which the boys move across into the Upper School. The whole School is set in an impressive 45 acre estate, where boys of all ages interact with each other. The main points of entry into the School are in Year 3, Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form. Entry into other year groups is dependent on availability.

Nearest international airport: Luton/ Heathrow (32km/110km)


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GBP 8,439-12,371

About the school

This prestigious boarding in England is rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

"'The School is held in high regard by parents and particularly by boarders who believe they have been enabled to have a most positive boarding experience that supports them in their academic endeavour. This arises out of an all round excellent performance of managers and staff in using the very good resources effectively to provide boarders comfort and a beneficial environment for their care and education. Of particular remark is success in instilling values that allow boarders of diverse background to relate well to each other and thrive in the School’s community.'

'Boarders regard the School as a welcoming and friendly place where everyone is included and has a voice.’ 

‘Equality and diversity is celebrated throughout the School. This provides boarders with a balanced perspective of the world.'

‘Boarders and staff enjoy good relationships and mutual respect. Staff demonstrate genuine commitment to their boarding welfare duties and are enthusiastic about their caring role.'

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De Parys Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire MK40 2TU

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