Bedford School

Academic Families works with more than 450 schools throughout the UK, and we have become experts at matching children to the right boarding school for them in order to ensure each student thrives.


We're delighted to present one of our partner schools:
Bedford Prep and Senior School in Bedfordshire, England.


Bedford School overview

  • Number of students: 700-800 (Senior), 400-500 (Prep)
  • Age range: 7-18
  • Gender: all boys
  • Religious affiliation: all faiths
  • Exam system: GCSE, A Level, International Baccalaureate

Boarding School location


School address:

De Parys Avenue
MK40 2TU

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Nearest airport:

London Luton

Boarding School profile

Established in 1552, Bedford School is an all-boys independent boarding school in England. The school’s 50-acre estate is based in the heart of Bedford, and boys come from all over the world to attend this school. Bedford School is partnered with a local ‘sister school’ and co-curricular, co-educational activities are organised between the two schools.

Best known for...

Whilst Bedford School offers students the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sporting activities, such as athletics, badminton, canoeing, sailing, tennis and water polo, the school’s four ‘major’ sports are rugby, hockey, rowing, and cricket. For example, Bedford has a long history of playing rugby, with records dating back to 1870, and the school currently runs 20 different rugby teams across age groups and levels. Rugby tours occur regularly, and all boys who join in the Fourth Form will have the chance to go on a tour. The school has first-class sporting facilities and enjoys links with several local sports clubs.

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Our team provides exactly the kind of support for your child that we would want if we were sending our children overseas, and in fact, all of our staff have direct, personal experience with boarding schools.

We visit schools regularly and know them inside and out – the atmosphere they offer, the academic and social environment your child will be in - so we know where your child will fit in best.

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Choosing the best education for your child leads many families to consider British schools and universities. However, it is not an easy decision to make.

Our team works hard to understand the needs and strengths of your child, match them to the UK boarding school best suited to their needs, and support them throughout their time in the UK.

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Academic Families has personal and professional experience with boarding schools. Many of our staff attended boarding schools themselves when they were young or have worked in them. We have all lived overseas and most of us are mothers, so we understand how important it is to find the very best education for every child no matter where that might be in the world.

From our headquarters in Edinburgh to our local staff across the UK, our team regularly visits hundreds of British schools. Our excellent knowledge of the UK education system, accreditation by the Boarding School Association (BSA) and certification from the British Council means we understand UK boarding education from the inside and out, and know how to ensure the best education for each child.

In addition, our guardianship service has been Gold accredited by AEGIS (the Association for the Education and Guardianship of International Students) since 2016 and also by the BSA, so you know, with Academic Families, you're guaranteed to have the best local support anywhere in the UK.

Moreover, our team are trained MHFA Mental Health First Aiders so we are qualified to support our students with any wellbeing and mental health concerns.

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