We very much enjoy our links with Bedford School, a single sex boys’ school, which like us belongs to The Harpur Trust. Many of our girls have brothers at Bedford School and we actively encourage and organise co-curricular co-educational activities between the two schools.
In the Junior School, boys and girls from both schools enjoy joint swimming galas and sports activities, art mornings, visiting speakers and quizzes. In the Senior School we have organised joint theatre productions, music ensembles, debates, combined societies, discos, film evenings and workshops. Our partnership with Bedford School in our provision of the Combined Cadet Force has strengthened. It now comprises 170 girls and 140 boys, working together developing skills of leadership, self-reliance and resilience, particularly at the joint cadet camps.
We continue to look for more ways to bring the two schools together such as raising money through joint charity efforts. Both schools see the value of single sex education but actively seek to provide co-educational activities between the two schools.