About Us




The Governing Body of Mark Rutherford School decided to convert to an Academy on 1st January 2013. This followed significant staff and parent/carer consultation, comparison with other schools locally, regionally and nationally who had converted, extensive consideration and debate by the Governing Body and a great deal of work by Business Support Staff to secure Academy status.

One of the requirements of an Academy is that it is overseen by a Trust. This is called the Mark Rutherford Trust and is a company limited by guarantee with four named Directors or Trustees who are bound by Articles of Association.

Chair of Governors – Mr Joseph Campbell

Please send any correspondence for Chair of Governors to Mark Rutherford School –

Wentworth Drive


This link will take you to the Articles of Association.

A key governing document is the Funding Agreement.

The Governing Body is committed to the highest possible standards of openness, probity and accountability. You will find our Confidential Reporting Policy  here.

It is a statutory requirement that we publish a Governors Report and Financial Statements. Please click on the following links for more details:-


Governors Report and Financial Statement for the period ended 31st August 2021

Governors Report and Financial Statement for the period ended 31st August 2020



Mark Rutherford School
Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire Mk41 8PX
Telephone 01234 290200 : Fax 01234 290236 : Email: mark.rutherford@mrus.co.uk