Welcome to the Sixth Form

Welcome to the sixth form

Welcome to the Sixth Form at Bedford Modern School. By choosing to join us, students have elected to enter an important phase of their education and of their personal development. Preparing students for A Levels is our focus but we do not believe that a successful Sixth Form should stop at this. 

In essence, the Sixth Form here at BMS has been designed to act as a route to university, the world of work or training. The Rutherford Building has been built with this aim in mind. We encourage  our students, as Sixth Formers, to accept both the rights and responsibilities of being a young adult.

The main purpose of this page is to outline the expectations and day-to-day routines that make up the life of our Sixth Form. It also explains the ways in which students’ growing independence is recognised.

Greater freedom and independence are the main differences between the Senior School and the Sixth Form. Responsibilities also change and much more is now expected of students, not only as senior members of the school community but also as adults with certain legal rights. We hope that students have an enjoyable and rewarding time with us. 

Interactive Map

To help you familiarise yourself with the School site, an interactive map can be viewed here.


Term Dates

Parents' Evenings

Who's Who in the Sixth Form

Other contacts

Our Philosophy

Sixth Form Expectations

Timings of the School Day

Dress Code

Sport at BMS


Specific School Rules

Sixth Form Leave of Absence

Monitoring Academic Progress

Growing Independence

University Applications and Advice