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Our Schools and Nurseries

BEST SCHOOLS & NURSERIES

The Bedfordshire Schools Trust – BEST – is a learning community of two nurseries and nine schools, providing outstanding education all-through 0-19. 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 Shefford and Arlesey work in partnership with our lower schools (Gothic Mede, Gravenhurst, Langford and Lawnside); primary school (St Christophers); middle school (Robert Bloomfield); extended secondary schools (Etonbury & Pix Brook); and upper school (Samuel Whitbread). Together, they drive improvement and nurture resilient and socially responsible life-long learners.

Etonbury Academy

Address: Stotfold Road, Arlesey, Bedfordshire, SG15 6XS

Tel: 01462 730 391
Email: etaoffice@bestacademies.org.uk   
Website: www.etonbury.org.uk

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.

Gothic mEDE ACADEMY

Address: High Street, Arlesey, Bedfordshire, SG15 6SL

Tel: 01462 732 002
Email: gothicmede-info@bestacademies.org.uk   
Website: www.gothicmede.org.uk

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.

gRAVENHURST ACADEMY

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

Tel: 01462 711257
Email: gravenhurst-info@bestacademies.org.uk   
Website: www.gravenhurstlower.org.uk

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 629 000
Email: langford-info@bestacademies.org.uk  
Website: www.langfordvillageacademy.org.uk

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  
Email: LSA-Office@bestacademies.org.uk
Website: www.lawnsideacademy.org.uk

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 SG15 6XS

Tel: 01462 416243
Email: pixbrook@bestacademies.org.uk  
Website: www.pixbrookacademy.co.uk

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 628 800
Email: RBA-Enquiries@Bestacademies.org.uk 
Website: www.robertbloomfield.beds.sch.uk

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 629 900
Email: swa-info@bestacademies.org.uk   
Website: www.samuelwhitbread.org.uk

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: Gotham Way, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 4NJ 

Tel: 01582 500960
Email: admin@stchristophersacademy.org   
Website: www.stchristophersacademy.org

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

BEST NURSERY (arlesey)

Address: High Street, Arlesey, Bedfordshire, SG15 6SL

Tel: 01462 732168   
Email: bestnursery@btinternet.com
Website: www.bestnurseries.co.uk

BEST Nurseries works in partnership with Gothic Mede Academy to provide sessional or full day care in a first class learning environment. Teaching utilises the expertise of both qualified teachers and specialised, highly qualified early years practitioners.  Great importance is placed on the aspiration to help all children to reach and exceed their potential.

BEST NURSERY (shefford)

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

Tel: 01462 815637
Email: bestnursery@btinternet.com  
Website: www.bestnurseries.co.uk

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. Ofsted awarded the nursery a judgement of ‘outstanding’ in May 2016 and observed ‘Children of all ages flourish in this highly stimulating environment’.