11 plus (11+) Exam – Bedford School – What you need to know

Bedford School 11 plus (11+) exam for Year 7 entry


Entry Level Eleven Plus (11+) exam

School Name Bedford School

Description Boys; day and boarding (approx 20%)

Age range 7-13 (Prep School)

Size 390 (Prep School); 1,080 (whole school)

Fees £ 5,230 (day) – £8,436 (full boarding) per term

Address Bedford School, De Parys Avenue, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK40 2TU

Email (general enquiries) prepinfo@bedfordschool.org.uk

Website www.bedfordschool.org.uk

Telephone (general enquiries) +44 (0) 1234 362 274

Head James Hodgson

Headmaster of the Prep School Ian Silk

Director of Admissions Anna Steiger

Admissions Email admissions@bedfordschool.org.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1234 362 216




Bedford School was founded by Royal Charter back in 1552. It’s only a 35-minute train journey from Central London’s St Pancras station.


The school believes in providing a well-grounded, ambitious education that seeks to imbue boys with the four age-old pillars of integrity, responsibility, curiosity and endeavour.


Admissions Process for Bedford School Eleven Plus (11+) for Year 7 entry


Open Days


Open mornings take place in the Autumn Term and can be booked online using this form.


Individual visits are also welcomed and should be booked by contacting the admissions team: admissions@bedfordschool.org.uk Tel: +44 (0) 1234 362 216




The admissions process begins with registration. Registrations should be received no later than 1st December in the year prior to intended entry. The school advises early registration, especially for families who also wish to apply for a Scholarship and/or Bursary, as additional forms need to be completed and returned by the same 1st December deadline.


Please click here to access the Prep school registration form.


Entrance Exams


All boys who are seeking entry into the Prep School are assessed in English and maths.


Recommended Materials


English practice papers, ideal for Bedford School eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:


11+ English Pack 1

11+ English Pack 2 

11+ Spelling


Maths practice papers, ideal for Bedford School eleven plus (11+) exam preparation:


11+ Mathematics Pack 1

11+ Mathematics Pack 2




There are no additional interviews and places are awarded based on exam performance.


Scholarships and Bursaries


Bursaries and scholarships are available for entry at 11+ to Bedford School and further information can be found here and here.


Other Entry Points: Throughout the prep school, 13+ and 16+.

By Exam Papers Plus


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