Your child’s journey at Pilgrims can start at any point between the age of 3 months and 7 years.
Pilgrims is the route through which many of our children begin their Harpur Trust education and journey. 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.
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, purpose-built 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.
Your Child’s Journey
3 Months To 4 years
Our Early Years department covers Little Pilgrims, Kindergarten and Pre School. Little Pilgrims, the youngest members of our school is separated into four distinct rooms, set aside from the main building, the facilities and resources within Little Pilgrims have been specifically designed to support each stage of your child’s development. In Kindergarten, the room is located within the main building with free-flow access to their own outdoor play space. Our new Pre School building sits at the front of the school and benefits from a large open-plan room with distinct areas for learning and play.Age 4 To 7 Years
Age 4 To 7 Years
Main school follows on seamlessly from Pre School. Our small classes, each with their own fully qualified teacher and teaching assistant, ensure that your child is able to work at their own pace; challenges are increased when appropriate and any difficulties are addressed quickly. Through a creative and innovative curriculum, the children in Reception to Year 2 are taken on learning journeys, each one filled with a variety of opportunities to investigate, question, discover and enjoy.7 Years And Over
Life After Pilgrims
7 Years And Over
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-Preparatory, 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 and allows children and parents to maintain a close relationship with everyone here at Pilgrims as they continue their journey. We regularly invite past students to come and visit us and let us know how they’re doing! The Harpur Trust schools are made up of Bedford Girls’ School (girls only), Bedford School (boys only) and Bedford Modern (co-educational).