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Aims & Values

Library at The Bedford Sixth Form 2021


Our purpose:

To help individuals, communities and society flourish through education by raising aspirations and reducing inequality to create a sustainable future.

Our vision:

To be the best and most authoritative post-16 educator in the south east midlands.

Our values

Our values reflect how we set out to achieve our aim –

putting students at the heart of all we do.

Our values are:
Valuing Teamwork:

We are one team who by working together can achieve great things, respecting the opinion and valuing the contribution each of us makes.

Improving continuously:

We challenge ourselves to always do better by trying new things, sharing knowledge, reflecting on practice and learning from others.

Student centred:

At our heart is always doing what is best for our students. We consider students in all of our decision making to create positive outcomes and memorable experiences for every student.


We celebrate differences and diversity, recognising that we can learn from each other.

Open & Caring:

We care about the wellbeing of our staff, our students, our community and wider society, creating an environment built on trust where we listen, engage with and support each other.

Nurturing Educational excellence:

We promote educational excellence by delivering programmes that challenge our students to achieve their ambitions.

Our ethos

We are committed to providing you with the highest quality sixth form experience to achieve your goals in work and life – in return, we expect you to meet certain standards of behaviour and attitudes including…

  • outstanding attendance
  • work completed on time and to the best of your ability
  • full participation in the learning process
  • act as an ambassador for our Sixth Form at all times.

The Bedford Sixth Form has a Code of Conduct that sets the standard we expect all parts of student life with us. We also have a student contract upholding our standards that all students will be asked to sign when they start.