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Come to our open day; planning for your child’s Harpur Trust journey

Posted on 15th of March 2018

The Harpur Trust has its origins in the endowment created by Sir William and Dame Alice Harpur in 1566.  Today, as part of its ongoing commitment to education, the Harpur Trust runs four independent schools in Bedford of which Pilgrims Pre Prep is the ‘youngest’.   If you are considering a Harpur Trust education for your child, we would like to invite you to our next Open Day on Saturday 17 March (10am to 12 noon) to discover just how early your child’s Harpur Trust journey can start and why.

At whatever age your child takes their first steps at Pilgrims, they will become immersed in our ethos and whole approach to learning.  The school was purpose-built in 2000 with children’s learning as its core focus.  From our beautiful outdoor spaces, with our forest school and wildlife garden/pond, to the inspiring art studio and open-plan library, not forgetting our swimming pool, sports hall and inviting dining room, we let our children be little, curious, inspired, and, of course, learn.

The majority of our children progress from Year 2 into Year 3 at one of the other three Harpur Trust schools: Bedford School, Bedford Girls School, and Bedford Modern School.  Each of these schools is academically selective and there is an entrance assessment which children take during the spring term of Year 2.  Pilgrims children are able to sit part of their assessment within the familiar surroundings of Pilgrims and their classroom.

Our website will, hopefully, give you an insight into Pilgrims and our videos will help you understand us a little bit more.  Our prospectus is packed with information and photographs which help to bring the school to life. However, this is not a substitute for coming to see us in person. If you miss this one, there’ll be another in the autumn term.

We look forward to meeting you and your family.