Bedford School, Bedfordshire

Bedford is a school steeped in history, having been founded by Royal Charter back in 1552, and is thriving today, with over 1000 boys from ages 7-18 set on a wonderful 50-acre site on the edge of town.

Bedford School
De Parys Avenue
Bedford
Bedfordshire, MK40 2TU

 Whatever the occasion, Bedford School offers the perfect venue for your event.

Set in a beautiful 50 acre estate, Bedford School is a unique and truly memorable setting for weddings, private dining, conferences, meetings, photo shoots and sporting events. The school also has its very own Theatre on the estate which is also available for private hire along with an excellent range of sports facilities. Ample onsite parking is available and the school is easily accessible via local transport links

Services available for all facilities: 

  • Catering
  • Wi-Fi
  • Car parking
  • Audio visual equipment

Dance, Drama & Music

Theatre

Located in the heart of Bedford, we are a performing arts facility that houses a 282-seat theatre, a 50-seat studio-theatre, a large rehearsal and teaching studio and professional sound, lighting and studio systems. For catering, a spacious bar opening onto the original church garden is available as well as the foyer that displays pupils’ art as well as art produced by members of the local community.

Sports & Fitness

Sports Hall

The large sports hall is highly versatile and offers a wide range of different activities. The hall has a multi-play plastic rubber flooring specifically designed for sports use. The floor is marked up for the following sports; Badminton Courts: 7, Basketball Court (full size): 1, Basketball Courts (small): 2, Tennis Court (full size): 1, Short Tennis Courts: 7, Volleyball Courts: 2, Five-a-side Football: 1, Indoor Hockey: 1, Touch Rugby: 1, Rounders: 1, Softball: 1, Cricket Nets: 6. There is an electronic scoreboard available in the sports hall, useful for competitive events. The hall also has a gallery, which is marked out for fencing.

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Sports Pitches

There are two full sized all weather hockey pitches at the Gordon Fields on Brickhill Drive. This facility is of an excellent standard and offers flood-lighting on one pitch and access to the changing rooms and pavilion. The pitches are ideal for adult 5-a-side football and junior league practice as well as for hockey. The AstroTurf is also set up for tennis in the summer months and we offer 12 courts on each pitch. Demand for an all-weather practice area over the winter months is high and early booking is recommended.

Swimming Pool

Our 25-metre swimming pool is available for group hire or private parties. Hire is usually exclusive to an individual group and this allows for a maximum of 50 swimmers. There are male and female changing rooms and a limited number of lockers external to the changing facilities. There is also a large seating area for spectator viewing to one side of the pool.

Celebrations & Events

Historic Hall

The Great Hall is our magnificent two-tiered assembly hall which dates back to 1891. This impressive space is idyllic for private dining for up to 220 people maximum, conferences for up to 500 and exhibitions.

Entertaining Areas

We have a selection of rooms available to suit every event, from a celebration event for 80, a drinks reception for 500 or an awards ceremony for 220.

Courses & Corporate

Historic Entertaining Areas

The Great Hall is our magnificent two-tiered assembly hall which dates back to 1891. This impressive space is idyllic for private dining for up to 220 people maximum, conferences for up to 500 and exhibitions.

Large Hall

The Erskine May Hall is the perfect environment for conferences for up to 450 people. The hall is equipped with built-in audio visual technology and tiered seating.

Pavilion

The Pavilion is an ideal setting for meetings and seminars for up to 40 delegates. Overlooking the school playing fields, the newly refurbished building offers a spacious and modern environment.

Meeting Rooms

The Seminar Room is perfect for seminars and meetings for up to 18 delegates. The room has an interactive whiteboard and built-in projector for presentations.

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