Hazeldene Lower School is situated in a very
pleasant residential area of Bedford but is close to the
town’s major road systems. The school grounds are
spacious and pleasant and have been further enhanced by
a major planting scheme to mark the millennium. A
conservation/pond area and a heated outdoor swimming
pool are valuable resources which we exploit to the
The school has a fine academic reputation, with
excellent relationships between all in the school
Our academic standards are complemented by the
excellence of our provision for music and sport. It is
possible for the children to learn a wide range of
instruments, including strings, woodwind and brass.
We are involved in a wide range of sporting
activities, many of them outside normal school hours.
These sports include football, hockey, netball, tag
rugby, gymnastics and tennis. Most members of staff have
recently undergone an intensive games teaching course.
Another great strength of the school is the quality
of its relationships with the whole school community,
including children, parents and governors. Our Ofsted
Report states: "The school gives a high priority to
spiritual, moral, social and cultural development."
There are high expectations of social and moral
behaviour and standards are excellent. The school is a
very safe, orderly and caring community which encourages
openness, honesty and concern for others. Staff, parents
and children all work together to produce a peaceful
atmosphere and pupils are courteous and considerate to
others..... Behaviour throughout the school is
excellent........ the pupils’ behaviour contributes to
effective learning and good standards of achievement.
......... Parental involvement in the school is
impressive and a well supported Parent Teacher
Association helps to promote and reinforce good
We welcome visits from prospective parents and are
pleased to highlight the strengths of our school. Please
feel free to contact
us to arrange an appointment.
Information on the performance of the school is available from in the School Performance Tables published by the Secretary of State on the Department for Education’s website available here.