Our four independent schools offer an impressive and broad range of educational opportunities, delivered by dedicated and specialist staff.  The schools each have their own distinct personalities and provision, but they all provide an exciting and stimulating environment where pupils are inspired, challenged and encouraged to be the best they possibly can be.

Our schools include Pilgrims Pre Preparatory School for children aged 3 months to 7 years,Bedford School for boys 7-18 years, Bedford Girls’ School 7-18 years, and Bedford Modern School, our co-educational school for pupils aged 7-18 years.

Each year, we offer around £2.5 million in means tested bursaries for talented pupils living in Bedford Borough applying to our senior schools.

The Harpur Trust is also proud to sponsor the HEART Academies Trust, a family of academies which educate a further 2400 pupils in Bedford.  The HEART schools include Bedford Academy, Cauldwell Primary, Shortstown Primary and Shackleton Primary.

Details of open days and events can be found on each of the schools’ websites and you can contact the Admissions teams at any point to arrange a visit.

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