Pilgrims Journey

Your child’s journey at Pilgrims can start at any point between the age of 3 months and 7 years.

With a team of dedicated and highly qualified staff, we ensure that your child has every opportunity to develop and flourish during their time with us, whether it is academically, socially, physically or emotionally.

Our superb facilities and resources allow us to embrace innovative ideas in child development and education. Through the delivery of a creative curriculum, we actively seek out opportunities to make the learning meaningful and fun, thereby engaging and inspiring each child to unearth their individual interests and talents.

We also recognise the importance of learning outside the classroom, with regular visits to the neighbouring park, forest school sessions in our woodland environment, pond dipping in our wildlife garden and team building residential trips.

Pilgrims is much more than a school. Children, their parents and our staff work together to help and support each other so that everyone feels happy and safe. Memories are created through special events held each year. Productions, concerts, picnic and sports days all combine to bring about a strong sense of community.

Pilgrims is the route through which many of our children begin their Harpur Trust education. As part of the Harpur Trust family, we know and understand the expectations of all our Junior Schools. This unique relationship enables us to prepare your child for the next exciting stage of their journey.

Beyond Pilgrims

Our aspiration as educators is to enable every child to flourish, whatever their destination. We continue to remain in touch with children and their families, particularly those with younger siblings still at Pilgrims. As the Harpur Trust Pre Prep we have particularly strong links with the junior schools. This enables the staff to watch with interest and delight as our children continue to achieve.

Assessment Results

We are always incredibly proud of our Year 2 children’s achievements. In 2015/16, 52 children (92%) moved on to their selected Harpur Trust school. This year 65 offers were made by the Harpur Trust schools to our Year 2 children, many of whom received more than one offer. We look forward to hearing which school they will be joining in September. We will now be working closely with the other Trust schools during the rest of this academic year, to ensure a smooth transition for all our Year 2 children as they move on with lots of their friends.

The Harpur Trust schools are made up of Bedford Girls School (girls only) , Bedford School (boys only) and Bedford Modern School (co-educational) .