Mark Rutherford School
Welcome to Mark Rutherford

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



Mark Rutherford School is an academy. There are approximately 1250 students on roll, aged between 11 and 19 years.  In the main, pupils live in North Bedford and the nearby villages.

Standing in 18 acres of playing fields at the edge of the town, the school has good facilities for sport including a sports hall and all-weather tennis courts.  Specialist accommodation is provided for Music (including provision for Music Technology), Drama Theatre and purpose-built studio, Dance (a performance area), Computing and Design Technology.  The school has eleven Science laboratories and a suite of Art & Design and Modern Foreign Language rooms.  There is an excellent Space 4 Learning and Careers provision whilst Sixth Form students have their own suite of rooms for independent study purposes. 

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.


Pupil Premium Plus

As you may be aware the government are introducing an addition to the pupil premium funding from April 2014, called Pupil Premium Plus. This provides funding for pupils who:  

  • have been looked after for one day or more
  • ceased to be looked after through adoption
  • ceased to be looked after through a special guardianship order or a residence order

In order for the school to access the funding we need parents/guardians to inform the school of these circumstances. However this is not obligatory and it is completely at parent’s discretion. If you choose to inform the school, please call Mrs Garner on 01234 290210 as soon as possible.

Please note this matter will be dealt with in complete confidence.


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November 20, 2014

Mark Rutherford School
Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire Mk41 8PX
Telephone 01234 290200 : Fax 01234 290236 : Email
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