Mark Rutherford School

Ofsted Inspection
Good in all areas “This is a Good School”

That was the verdict of Ofsted inspectors following a full inspection of
Mark Rutherford School on the 14 and 15 November 2012

Click here to read the full report




School’s Bid Success!

Mark Rutherford School submitted two applications for capital funding to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) at the end of the Autumn Term.  The EFA received requests for more than £1.6 billion for over 3,500 projects by 2,200 academies and the school was informed at the end of March that both our applications were successful. We will be replacing the roofs and windows to both the Science & Design Technology block and the Main block. The total value of both projects is £857,688.


Rutherford Rocks into First Place!

On Tuesday 24 February, 50 students from Mark Rutherford took part in the Regional Heats of Rock Challenge 2015. The school came First, winning 12 awards and achieving Excellence in 11 categories. The team have won a place in the Southern Open Finals taking place in Portsmouth in June.

More details are available on our Celebrating Success page.


Exam Certificates now available

Exam certificates for GCSE's and GCE's taken in 2014 are now available to pick up from the Main Reception.


Curriculum Booklet now available

This booklet details all options available to Year 9 students entering Year 10 in September 2015. To download a copy please click here


OCC4U 2015 a Big Hit!

Hundreds of students and their parents turned out in the freezing cold and snow on Thursday 29th January 2015 to find out more about their options for the future. Staff from all departments were on hand to answer questions about their subjects alongside external agencies and companies such as the British Army, the NHS, University of Bedfordshire and the JobsHub. Further details can be found on our Careers Page.


Teacher Training Opportunities

In partnership with the University of Bedfordshire, Mark Rutherford are currently recruiting for three Teacher Training places starting in September 2015.

Would you like to teach Maths, Computer Science or Physics?

Would you like to train at a vibrant, friendly, local school?

Are you completing your degree and thinking about your next steps?

If you answered yes and would like further information go to our Current Vacancies page or click on this link.



Mission Statement

We believe that every child is unique.  Our aim is to provide broad, balanced, personalised learning experiences that will enable them to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and to achieve economic well being.


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April 22, 2015

Mark Rutherford School
Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire Mk41 8PX
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