Balliol Lower School

We are a community Lower School, maintained by Bedford Borough. Balliol is based on a very large and well-resourced site, with playing fields, an outdoor swimming pool and well-equipped classes. Having extended our provision to include the former Hastingsbury pre-school in September 2013 we now provide continuous education for children aged from two to nine.

At Balliol we believe in an aspirational curriculum which offers all children memorable experiences within an exciting, challenging and creative environment alongside effective teaching of key skills for life and learning.

We see parents as partners in the education of their children and greatly value their involvement in school life. Working in partnership with our community, we believe that we can lay foundations for success that will equip our children to become confident and aspirational learners as well as responsible and compassionate citizens.

In July 2012 Ofsted judged Balliol to be
“a good school that has created an inclusive, positive caring climate for learning where each pupil is treated as an individual.

Comments such as, ‘Balliol Lower is a brilliant school where all the staff make the children and parents feel very welcome and part of it’ reflect the views of many parents and carers.”