While Bbedford High School remained at the site, the Girls' Modern School moved to Bedford town centre by the end of the 19th century, and then in it relocated to Cardington Road, where new buildings were built on part of the playing fields the school already owned there.
In Julythe Harpur Trust announced its intention to merge Bedford High School and Dame Alice Harpur School, a decision arrived at because both schools had seen a fall in pupil s over the twenty years: In more than 2, girls had been on the rolls of the two schools, while in there were only 1, The trust estimated that once started, it would take three to five years to merge the schools. It was announced that the new merged school would be called Bedford Girls' School and would be located on the current site of Dame Alice Harpur School.
It would offer the International Baccalaureate as part of its curriculum, but would not offer boarding facilities for pupils. Miss MacKenzie assumed her post over Easter Mrs Gibson has a wealth of experience gained during an international teaching career.
Overall Bedford Girls' School is placed eighth on the list of all co-educational and single sex independent schools, rising two places from Students have the ability to improve and progress on the sports pitch, just as they do in the classroom. The school employs an open-door policy for sport and from the beginning of Year 3, all students to take part in a variety of sports at all levels, helping them to develop holistically and embed technical skills.
As well as spotting and developing outstanding talent, staff have the specialist knowledge, personal experience and creativity to ensure all girls benefit from the manifold benefits of regular participation in sport.
As a result, pupils gain a sense of genuine pride, self-worth, happiness and achievement bedfprd will carry onto university and beyond. Cople Fields[ edit ] Opened on Wednesday 7 SeptemberCople Fields boasts six full size lacrosse pitches, which are also be used for rounders, and a modern pavilion, offering large changing rooms and an impressive viewing gallery.
Granted planning permission in the summer ofthe School enlisted the services of Northamptonshire-based S. Construction Ltd to construct the new sporting facility on the acre site, sitting on the outskirts of the village.
In addition to laying new pitches and building the pavilion, the two-year project has included undertaking an archaeological survey, managing the migration of Greater Crested Newts to a newly created pond, planting a community orchard and installing swift boxes. The site will also be used as an outdoor learning space, providing pupils with an alternative gifls to study in.