Home to 1,349 pupils across its two sites, Castle Newnham School has been a seat of learning since the 1890s. Shaped by successive generations to adapt to changing educational requirements and taste, our Estates and Facilities Management team looks forward to welcoming both pupils, parents and the wider community to enjoy our grounds and buildings.

With its recently refurbished roofs, heating systems and state of the art energy efficient lighting our primary provision on Goldington Road provides a safe and welcoming learning environment (within architecturally significant buildings, in the Gothic Revival tradition), two large playgrounds and each with an adventure trim trail.  

Pupils continue their educational journey a short distance away at our purpose built primary school, and its adjacent secondary school on Polhill Avenue; the latter retaining much of its superb Mid-Century Modernist design.

Hire Our School

Described by some as the school that never sleeps, our Estates and Facilities Management team support an extensive commercial lettings programme with a principal focus on nurturing sport and the Performing Arts at the heart of the local community. Visitors may not be aware that Castle Newnham School also hosts Bedford Music Hub, which is nestled within our main buildings; offering easy access to purpose-built practice rooms for musicians, a dedicated theatre and large studio spaces designed to accommodate creative practitioners of all ages. This integrated resource offers our pupils unparalleled access to equipment and workspaces that is rarely seen in state education.

Having spent the past two years refurbishing the school, adding new buildings and reconfiguring existing infrastructure, we continue to seek opportunities for enhancement. A team of four dedicated site agents ensure that our buildings and grounds provide safe and fit for purpose accommodation, using all available resources efficiently in order to meet the specific educational needs of the school.

As an educational establishment, host organisation, performance venue and a community resource, Castle Newnham School is a unique and complex organisation. We do hope that you will visit us soon, and perhaps learn even more about our work.

If you are interested in hiring the school, please email the lettings team at [email protected] for details of rates and availability.