Our four independent Harpur Trust schools, Pilgrims School, Bedford School, Bedford Girls’ School and Bedford Modern School offer an impressive and broad range of educational opportunities, delivered by dedicated and specialist staff.

Collectively we educate approximately 3,600 pupils, aged 3 months to 18 years, who enjoy excellent curricular and co-curricular activities. Pupils enjoy exciting and stimulating school environments that inspire, challenge and encourage them to be successful individual with a passion for learning, both in and out of the classroom.

In addition to running our own schools we also support and promote other educational opportunities within the Borough of Bedford. This can be through our grants programme, joint initiatives with maintained schools, sponsorship opportunities or by accepting invitations to sit on school governing bodies and trusts.

We are also proud sponsors of Bedford Academy, a state funded independent school for students aged 11 to 18 with state of the art facilities and a dynamic and innovative approach to learning.