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




OCC4U Event and Early Closure on Thursday 29 January

On Thursday 29 January, the school will be closing at 12.15pm to allow us to prepare for the OCC4U (Options, Choices and Careers for You) event.

This event is for Year 9 students and their parents to see what options there are available as they go into Year 10 and for Year 11 and Sixth Form students and their parents as they prepare for Sixth Form, University, Apprenticeships or work.

Please see Recent Letters Home for more detail


Extreme Weather Procedures

In the event of the school having to close due to extreme weather conditions, information will be sent via a number of different means.

1. Bedford Borough Council website (this will automatically update the Heart and BBC 3 Counties websites and radio stations)
2. The school website - the information will be on the homepage
3. Via the school Text service

For those using School Transport please click here for guidance from Bedford Borough Council.


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

Please note that all options forms need to be returned to Form Tutors by Monday 9 February 2015.


Music Competition Success!

The Final of the Rotary Clubs Young Musician of the Year was held on Thursday 8th January at Bedford Modern School.
It was a great evening with some wonderful music played by some very talented young people from schools across the Borough and Central Bedfordshire.
Mark Rutherford students made up almost half the entries in the Senior Category and they all produced fantastic performances: Katie Jessop and Georgina Anstee sang two duets beautifully; Jonathan Field played two Jazz inspired pieces very stylistically on the saxophone and Lizzie Barton delivered two technically challenging flute pieces with a great tone and brilliant accuracy. All students did extremely well to make it to the final.

Lizzie was awarded 3rd place
Jonathan was awarded 2nd place

There are Junior and Intermediate rounds in the competition as well so maybe we might have even more competitors in all classes next year! Congratulations to all the students who took part at all stages in the competition and very well done to our finalists.


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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January 29, 2015

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