The Bedford Sixth Form October Open Day

Date: Wednesday 4 October 2017, Time: 5.00pm - 8.00pm, Venue: The Bedford Sixth Form, Bromham Road, Bedford MK40 2BS

If you have your sights set firmly on university and beyond, The Bedford Sixth Form offers an exciting experience for you to discover after your GCSEs. Come along to our Open Day to speak to teachers and find out more about our wide range of subject choices. Our Student Services team will also be on hand to offer support on a wide range of topics, from transport to financial support. You'll also be able to tour our beautiful campus and see the facilities we have on offer.

Parking: there is limited parking at The Bedford Sixth Form. However there is parking available in Allhallows Car Park, Brace Street, Bedford MK40 1LX and on-street parking in the surrounding area. 

The Bedford Sixth Form Open Day

Pre-register below

» What can I do at an Open Day?

There’s so much to see and do at our Open Days. Here are a few suggestions of what to do and when…

  • Make your way to the main entrance where you will be greeted by our staff

  • Collect your Open Day guide and map of the campus

  • If you have pre-registered simply sign in at the registration desks. If you haven’t, don’t worry, you will just need to fill in a registration form 

  • Collect your free bag with the latest prospectus and plenty of useful information 

  • Explore the campus, speaking to tutors to find out more information about the subjects you are interested in

  • Meet a guide at the tour meeting point and explore the whole campus, or pick and choose which parts you’d like to see. One of our student ambassadors will show you around whenever you are ready

  • Enjoy some refreshments 

  • Return to the hall and ask our student services advisers all of your questions, such as whether you might be eligible for financial support, how to get to College from your home and how to apply for a place on a course

  • Ready to apply? We have staff on hand to assist you in applying on the night – simply head to the Learning Resources Centre. Or you can take the information away with you and apply online when you’re ready.

» The Bedford Sixth Form Open Day FAQs

What can I do at an Open Day?
Whether you’ve already applied or have no idea what you want to study yet, our Open Days are perfect for you! You can get a real feel of student life by exploring our campus and joining area specific tours. Tutors will also be on hand to explain in depth about courses and our Student Services team will also be there to offer advice on careers, transport, finance, wellbeing and more.

Is parking free?
Parking is free, however there is limited car parking available on site.

What if I am a wheelchair user?
The majority of areas within the Sixth Form are accessible to everyone. If you have any concerns, please ring us on 01234 291291.

Do I have to be there from 5.00pm all the way until 8.00pm?
Of course not! You can drop in at any time and stay for as long or as little as you wish.

How do I apply for a course?
Staff are on hand to help you with your application at our Learning Resources Centre. Of course, if you prefer, you can also apply online when you get home.

Do I have to pre-register to be able to come?
Everyone is welcome at our Open Days whether you’ve pre-registered or not! By pre-registering you get the benefit of beating the queues as you won’t have to fill out a registration card when you arrive.

Does my entire family have to pre-register?
No, only prospective students are required to register to attend an Open Day.

Got a question that’s not been covered?
No problem! Just call 01234 291291 with your query.

» Ways to travel to The Bedford Sixth Form

By bus

Many of the bus routes covering Bedford, Luton and the wider local area terminate at Bedford bus station which is just a two minute walk away from The Bedford Sixth Form. With routes running as frequently as every 12 minutes, it’s the ideal way to make your journey to our Sixth Form.

Find the best route that suits you using the table below, or you can find more detailed route and stop information online at the local bus operator’s website.

By foot
Take a stroll to The Bedford Sixth Form – we’re located right in the centre of town.

By cycle
Good for the environment, good for you – Bedford has a network of signposted cycle paths and designated cycle lanes, and we also provide safe and secure cycle racks to store your bike. Download a copy of Bedford Borough Council’s Cycle Map.

By train
Bedford’s mainline station is just a ten-minute walk from The Bedford Sixth Form, with frequent rail services running between local towns, villages and stations including:

  • Aspley Guise
  • Bedford
  • Bedford St Johns
  • Bletchley
  • Bow Brickhill
  • Fenny Stratford
  • Flitwick
  • Harlington
  • Kempston Hardwick
  • Leagrave
  • Lidlington
  • Luton
  • Millbrook
  • Ridgmont
  • Stewartby
  • Woburn Sands

Visit National Rail for information on train times and ticket prices.

By car
We provide a safe drop-off area for students getting a lift to the Sixth Form by car, however parking is not available on site.

» Use our Travel Planner to get directions

Whether you're arriving via car, bus, train, cycle or foot, use the Travel planner below to get step-by-step instructions on how to get to Cauldwell Street campus.

Step 1Launch the Travel planner. Note: the Google Maps interface will open in a new window so make sure you take a note of Steps 2-3!


Step 2On the left-hand side of the page, enter your postcode in the box marked Circle and click on 'Get Directions'. You can change your mode of transport via the icons above the box.

Step 3The best route will now appear visually on the map to the right, whilst the suggested route instructions will appear on the left-hand side.

» Accessibility

The College is committed to providing an inclusive environment. If you are able to attend, please let us know if you have any access requirements (e.g. materials in an alternative format, BSL interpreter, wheelchair access, accessible car parking bay etc.) to enable you to participate fully in this event.

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