List of Independent Schools in Bedfordshire

There are a range of independent schools in Bedfordshire covering mixed schools, schools for boys and schools for girls.

Below you’ll find a list of those schools that we have included which have entry into year 7 (11 Plus entry).

Bedfordshire Independent Schools accepting entry into year seven

Bedford Girl’s School

Bedford Girl’s School is an all girls school.

Bedford Girl’s School- 914 pupils.

“Bedford Girl’s School works with you to ensure that your daughter is happy, successful and confident. They will help your daughter to discover where her talents lie, and to make the most of them. They are fully committed to single-sex education for girls. The single-sex environment, where the focus is firmly on girls and the way girls learn, yields impressive results, both within and beyond the classroom.”

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Bedford Modern School

Bedford Modern School is mixed school.

Bedford Modern School- 1219 pupils.

“Bedford Modern School is an independent day school for girls & boys aged 7-18 years providing excellent facilities, first class teaching & values. They are a centre of excellence for Science & Mathematics & have an outstanding reputation for Performing Arts & Sport. They are proud of their academic standards, range of cultural & sporting opportunities & exceptionally caring pastoral structure.”

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St Andrew’s School

St Andrew’s School is a mixed school from age 3-9 but an all girls school from age 10-16.

St Andrew’s School- 245 pupils.

“St Andrew’s is a small School for girls age 3-16 and for boys age 3-9. They provide a strikingly different education for the whole child, combining traditional values with the best of current practice. Each pupil is highly valued and pastoral care is outstanding. Small classes are the key to success for each pupil and opportunities exist to take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities.”

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Preparing for entry into an Independent School

We have developed a section on how to prepare for Independent school exams and how to prepare for Independent School interviews so do please feel free to use these resources if you would like to.

If you are thinking of trying for an Independent School scholarship or bursary then please see our information page on that topic.

Equally, many independent schools publish past papers and we have past papers and sample papers which are useful for preparation in all the core areas:

Free sample 11 Plus English practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Maths practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Verbal Reasoning practice and past papers

Free sample 11 Plus Non-Verbal Reasoning practice and past papers