Rushmoor School

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Coordinates: 52°08′38″N 0°28′55″W / 52.144°N 0.482°W / 52.144; -0.482

Rushmoor School
Rushmoor school bedford logo.png
Motto Where individuals matter
Established c.1910s
Type Independent school
Principal Mr Ian Daniel
Chairman of Governors Mr Graham Bates
Location Shakespeare Road
MK40 2DL
England England
DfE number 822/6004
DfE URN 109717 Tables
Staff 32 teaching, 24 support
Students c.300 students
Gender Coeducational
Ages 3–11 (girls), 18 (boys)
Houses Owen, Randall and Richardson
Colours Blue and Red          
Publication The Rushmoor Review
Old Pupil Association Old Rushmoorians

Rushmoor School is an independent day school, located in the Harpur area of Bedford, Bedfordshire, England. It is coeducational from ages 3–11 then boys only from 12–16. The school is located at 58–60 Shakespeare Road.


Rushmoor School was founded in the early 1910s and was originally a privately run school based in London. It educated children of the ages of 8–13. In 1918, the school moved from London to the current site in Bedford. In 1965, the owner announced her retirement and the closure of the school, however, a group of parents and friends persuaded her to allow them to take over the running of the school and thus, the school became Rushmoor School Ltd, a charitable trust administered by a board of governors. Since that time, the school has expanded considerably; it has become partially co-educational and now accepts children of the ages of 3–16.[1]

In September 2013, Rushmoor School entered into a federation with St Andrew's School in Bedford. Both schools retain their own identity and governing body, but will share resources and have one principal.[2]


In early 2014, Rushmoor School released plans to move sites. The current site has little room to expand therefore a new area near the current sports field has been bought by the school for development in the future. The plans also show a connection with St Andrews in the form of a diamond system school. In September 2016 both schools are due to open a combined sixth form.[3]

Head Teachers[edit]

  • Mr Peter Owen (1982-2005)
  • Mr Keith Knight (2005-2009)
  • Mr Ian Daniel (2009-)


  1. ^ About Us Archived June 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Two Bedford schools to work together to provide "excellent" education - Local". Bedford Today. Retrieved 2013-09-05. 
  3. ^ "Sixth Form". Retrieved 2016-04-14. 

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