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The co-curriculum is an integral part of the education that Bedford Girls’ School offers. A strong co-curriculum develops leadership, self-esteem, time-management skills and teamwork as well as building friendships, enriching knowledge and tapping into unknown potential. There is much evidence to suggest that participation in activities that complement the curriculum play a central role in students’ healthy development and help to enhance citizenship as well as general educational success, allowing the girls to build a tool kit for life beyond school.

The co-curriculum programme is built upon the objectives and values of the school. It is centred around six themes:

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Global Citizenship
  • Leadership and Team Work
  • Creativity and Expression
  • Business and Enterprise
  • Stretch and Engage

All girls from Years 3 to 9 are expected to take part in a minimum of two co-curricular activities a week, either during the lunchtime or after school. Years 10 and 11 are expected to take part in one co-curricular activity a week and Sixth Form students follow the CAS programme - a co-curricular programme designed specifically for our Sixth Form students.

A girl who will benefit most from what is on offer at Bedford Girls’ School is one who is keen to have a go at everything and throws herself into each and every opportunity with determination and enthusiasm!

Co-curricular Programme 2017/18

In addition to the School's rich provision of co-curricular activities, which are at no extra cost, there are a few activities however, which are charged for as extras. These include Dance, Speech and Drama, Instrumental Music, Singing and Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

Details of the charges for these activities can be found here.

Booking forms are available on the Parent Area here.

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