LIVING IN BEDFORDSHIRE
Bedfordshire Schools Trust is based in rural Bedfordshire. The local area is known for its natural beauty, easy access to London and good transport links. Local beauty spots include the Greensand Ridge, Ampthill Park, Woburn Abbey and Safari Park, the Dunstable Downs, Wrest Park and the RSPB headquarters in Sandy.
Local attractions include Bletchley Park, Santa Pod, the Shuttleworth Collection, Champneys @ Henlow Grange, Xscape, and the shopping Centre in Milton Keynes. The area is well served by theatres in Stevenage, Milton Keynes and Bedford.
The average house price for this region is £247,000 compared to £539,000 in London (2015). There is also a buoyant rental market and key worker housing initiatives making Bedfordshire an affordable option for teaching staff.
The journey time to London is just 35 minutes by train so we are in easy reach of the London theatres, museums and shopping.
By train Shefford is just 20 minutes from Luton airport, 1 hour 30 minutes from Gatwick airport, and 35 minutes from St Pancras International station, making foreign travel easily accessible from this region.