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‘They’re strict, but you can have a real joke with them too,’ said one boy, and we certainly found humour abundant in the classrooms and corridors, with a refreshing ease of communication between pupils and staff. This is a school that offers boys with high academic potential a dazzling start in life. Most leave not only with great academic results, but excellent general knowledge, huge intellectual curiosity and an appreciation of all things cultural. Myths abound that these are boffins that are hothoused, but in fact we found ...

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What the school says...

Boys must be registered before their second birthday for entry into Reception each academic year. After this point registration on the Occasional Places Register is necessary for consideration for assessment for rarely occuring places in later year groups.

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2013, Christopher Godwin, previously head of Bedford Prep. Read geography at Loughborough, then master’s in Middle Eastern studies at Durham. Joined Bedford in 1993 as second master and director of studies before taking over the headship four years later. With no experience of London schools, his post came as a surprise to some parents, although he quickly won hearts and minds with his keenness to maintain the ethos and values of the school, along with his gentle and unassuming nature and fresh pair of eyes. ‘There’s a track record of people taking this job who are greying and in their early 50s,’ he laughs, ‘but I hope I’ve brought a new energy to the school.’ Parents and pupils praise his emphasis on ‘positive psychology rather than rules, rules and more rules,’ as one...

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Special Education Needs

We have a small number of part-time specialist staff to provide learning support to boys with dyspraxia and dyslexia. There is a full-time coordinator to oversee this. We also specifically cater for reading and writing problems not on the dyslexia spectrum.

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders Y
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
Natspec Specialist Colleges
OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability
Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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