Accessibility links

Welcome to Bedstone College


Bedstone College is a boarding and day school for boys and girls from 3 to 18. Set in the heart of south Shropshire, our rural surrounds and magnificent calendar house provide an enviable, safe setting for under 250 pupils.

Deliberately small, we are not academically selective but focus on bringing out the very best in each scholar. With strong pastoral care and in small class sizes, students exceed their expectations - in the classroom and beyond. We are also a CReSTeD Specialist Dyslexia Unit, providing learning support for some 10-15% of students.

A traditional British boarding school, we have an excellent mix of students from all walks of life and from around the world. 16% of the study body are international students, so language or cultural cliques do not develop.

Bedstone has a strong sporting and extra-curricular life where young people discover new talents and pursuits and have plenty to keep them challenged and engaged, whether playing basketball or tennis, using the heated pool, fully-equipped gym, new music school or dance studio. We also take every advantage of the great outdoors that surrounds us with weekly activities including mountain biking, DofE, horse riding and more.

Sixth Form life at Bedstone recognises the maturity of our eldest students, giving them greater freedoms and responsibilities in their learning and social lives. They dress in business attire during the school day and have their own common room, kitchen and bar. Many Sixth Formers decide to come in to boarding at Year 12 and we have two dedicated single sex senior boarding houses which offer a relaxed, family atmosphere but also greater privacy and time for independent study.

Most Bedstone students continue into the sixth form and are joined by many newcomers. Their ambitions are met in many ways: with an average class size of eight students, personal attention is assured and they have a mixture of formal classes, practicals and study periods. With the help of their personal tutor, students learn how to plan the effective use of their time. Great care is given to managing the transition from GCSE to the demands of advanced-level work. There are 16 subjects available and, with few exceptions, students may study what they wish and what their abilities allow. The minimum number of courses that may be studied equate to two A levels plus The Extended Project Qualification, (EPQ). The maximum, encouraged for the most able candidates, is the equivalent of five A levels.

The sixth form is seen as a bridge between school and university both academically and socially.

All members of the sixth form are expected to play a responsible role in the life of the college and play their part in the pastoral well-being of the younger members of the community.

It is the last opportunity to say farewell to the Upper Sixth. The careers staff provide guidance, arrange practice interviews and help with the selection of university and career options.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Bedstone College directly.

Last updated date: 16 December 2015

Key information

Venues