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Bedford School

Head Teacher - Rob Arrowsmith

Welcome to Oracle Care & Education’s Bedford school. The school is an ISI accredited independent special school offering bespoke therapeutic education for 8-18 year olds with special educational needs such as ASD, ODD & PDA. We are privileged to be based in the 92 acres of Wrest Park in rural Bedfordshire, yet close to the M1 & A1 and only 40 mins from the M25.

Oracle Care was founded to provide outstanding holistic service of care and education within a therapeutic environment. Here at the Bedford School we have a highly committed and skilful staff team that embody this approach. We provide authentic care, with intimacy, warmth and trust. We value relationships as the key to our success which enables school to be a welcoming safe place for our pupils to learn and prosper.

The school is rated Good by ISI and the most recent report noted the Excellent way in which the staff support the pupils mental health and wellbeing. Pupils’ self-assurance is quickly restored following admission to the school. Pupils have expressed this in comments such as “this school has rescued me”, and “I have been to quite a lot of schools, but this is the first one that really cares”. ISI February 2019

Prior to joining Oracle Care & Education I have been fortunate to work all of my teaching career in Special Education. As such, I have taught pupils with a wide and complex range of special needs and disabilities across all key stages. These schools have included local authority day provisions as well as independent and non-maintained residential schools. This wide experience has shown me how schools such as Oracle can provide the right foundation for our pupils to become successful adults, both in work and the local community.

The school has ambitious plans to develop its bespoke and therapeutic provision further. Working with the pupils, staff, parents, carers and the wider group I am excited to lead the school forward into its next phase of development. The staff and pupils are rightly proud of their school and we would love you to visit so we can show you round.

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