The Bedfordshire Schools Trust – BEST – is a learning community of two nurseries and seven schools, providing outstanding all-through 0-19 education.  We believe that learning is continuous and that children are best served by clear, coherent and established educational pathways.

Our nurseries and schools are centres of excellence, prized by the communities they serve.  Our nurseries at Best House and Gothic Mede work in partnership with our lower schools (Gothic Mede, Gravenhurst, Langford and St Christophers); middle school (Robert Bloomfield); extended secondary school (Etonbury); and upper school (Samuel Whitbread).  Together, they drive improvement and nurture resilient and socially responsible life-long learners.

A range of dedicated services are in place to support our nurseries and schools.  Services include: Finance; Human Resources; Estates Management; IT and, Communications.  We also have a vibrant teaching school, the Central Bedfordshire Teaching School Partnership (CBTSP), which delivers a comprehensive school improvement package to 138 schools across Central Bedfordshire and a SCITT, the Bedfordshire Schools Training Partnership, which provides both primary and secondary Initial Teaching Training (ITT) courses.

2017/18 has been an exciting year for BEST, click here to read our first Annual Review.