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Our Schools and Nurseries


The Bedfordshire Schools Trust (BEST) is a learning community of 10 schools and five nurseries, providing exceptional education from the ages of 0 to 19. We believe that learning is continuous and that children are best served by clear, coherent and established educational pathways.

Our schools are centres of excellence and prized by the communities they serve. Our nurseries in Arlesey, Langford and Shefford (plus the school-based provision at Gothic Mede and St Christophers) work in partnership with our lower schools (Campton, Gothic Mede, Gravenhurst and Lawnside); primary schools (Langford Village and St Christophers); middle school (Robert Bloomfield); extended secondary schools (Etonbury and Pix Brook); and upper school (Samuel Whitbread). 

Together, they drive improvement and nurture resilient and socially responsible lifelong learners.

Campton Academy

Address: 17 Rectory Road, Campton, Shefford, Bedfordshire SG17 5PF

Tel: 01462 813359

At Campton Academy we strive to provide a safe, happy and nurturing environment for all our pupils. We aim to instil a lifelong love of learning by providing each child with an environment that is stimulating and, where making mistakes are not only permitted, but actively encouraged. This will develop resilience, courage and self-esteem.

Etonbury Academy

Address: Stotfold Road, Arlesey, Bedfordshire SG15 6XS

Tel: 01462 730391

A modern and inclusive education with solid traditional British values of fairness, equality, tolerance and respect for our shared history and democratic rule of law. Our vision is a simple one – a truly great education for every child so that they can become happy, successful, positive and fulfilled adults.


Address: High Street, Arlesey, Bedfordshire SG15 6SL

Tel: 01462 732002

We provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment in which everyone is challenged intellectually and creatively. We recognise the skills and development needs of individuals and groups and actively seek to work towards the achievement of high standards and goals.


Address: 10 High Street, Upper Gravenhurst, Bedfordshire MK45 4HY

Tel: 01462 711257

Through a warm and caring ethos, we aim to help all pupils achieve their full potential by encouraging, stimulating, enthusing and challenging them in their learning. The school promotes an open and supportive partnership with pupils, parents, staff, governors and the community.

langford village academy

Address: Church Street, Langford, Bedfordshire SG18 9QA

Tel: 01462 629000

We believe in a happy, stimulating and safe environment, with an exciting topic-based curriculum so that all the children and adults enjoy their learning. We believe that every member of our school community should feel valued.  It is every child’s right to achieve to the best of their ability (and beyond!).

lawnside academy

Address: Lawnside, Biggleswade, Bedfordshire SG18 0LX

Tel: 01767 312313  

At Lawnside we strive to nurture a passion for life-long learning in everyone, encouraging all children and adults at the school to be confident and independent. We aim to provide opportunities for each and every child to develop their courage, perseverance, self-esteem and aspiration, while all the time feeling safe to take risks, make mistakes and challenge themselves.

We value everyone for who they are, celebrating individuality and diversity, and creating a culture where all children have their voice heard and all children encourage each other to achieve the best they can in all areas of school life, creating well-rounded individuals.

We aim to create a happy environment where children can learn, laugh and smile, where all feel part of our family, the Lawnside Family, and all feel a strong sense of community.


Pix brook academy

Address: Stotfold Road, Arlesey, Bedfordshire SG5 4HB

Tel: 01462 416243

We provide an exceptional pupil experience based on our core values on Ambition, Aspiration and Responsibility. Pupils at the school are taught to appreciate the importance of education and recognise their contribution to society. We are guided by the moral purpose of providing the building blocks for all our young people to reach their potential so they have control and choice over their future.

Robert Bloomfield academy

Address: Bloomfield Drive, Shefford, Bedfordshire SG17 5BU

Tel: 01462 628800

We are a thriving, happy and successful school. Our emphasis is on high academic standards and developing in children the character and resilience they will need to contribute to a fast-changing world. We have great facilities and our teachers are of the highest quality. We value each child and provide them with the opportunity to fulfil their potential and enjoy learning. We strive to offer them an extensive range of opportunities in, and beyond, the classroom as part of a caring community that values the individual. 

samuel whitbread academy 

Address: Shefford Road, Clifton, Shefford, Bedfordshire SG17 5QS

Tel: 01462 629900

We offer an exceptional academic and extracurricular experience at Samuel Whitbread Academy in an outstanding learning environment where students are expected to work hard and achieve their best. In our last Ofsted inspection, we were judged as ‘Good’ with many outstanding features. 

St Christophers academy

Address: Gorham Way, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU5 4NJ 

Tel: 01582 500960

Our emphasis is on high academic standards and developing the character and resilience of our children. We have excellent facilities and teachers. We provide children with the opportunity to fulfil their potential in, and beyond, the classroom as part of a caring community that values education the individuals


Registered Address: Shefford Road, Clifton, Shefford, Bedfordshire SG17 5QS

Arlesey Tel/Email: 01462 732168 /
Langford Tel / Email: 01462 410420 /
Shefford Tel / Email: 01462 815637 /


BEST Nurseries provide first class, family-orientated sessional and day care which is accessible to all. We recognise that an appropriate and positive nursery experience will help children feel confident as they begin their educational journey. BEST has nurseries in Arlesey, Langford and Shefford, (along with school-based provision at Gothic Mede and St Christophers Academies).