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Our Church School

Status and Character of the School 

Wilden is a Church of England School, part of the Diocese of St. Albans but remains part of the maintained system of education and is operated in partnership with the Local Authority. The aim of a Church school is to provide the best possible education for each child within the context of a Christian community. All Church of England dioceses and the Methodist Church use the Church of England Education Office's framework for the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) under Section 48 of the Education Act 2005. 

Our school provides education for pupils of both sexes and all abilities aged 4 to 11.

The school stands in grounds bordered by trees, and set in the heart of a picturesque village. Our school, which dates back to the 17th century, was rebuilt in the 19th century as a Church School.

The original building housed two classrooms. The Early Years area, cloakrooms, an office and kitchen were added in 1972. The school space was extended into the schoolhouse in 1993 as the nature of the school changed and developed. A new link room was built in 2004 to provide additional teaching and office space. The later, welcoming reception area was completed in 2013, with two new purpose built classrooms being installed in 2017.

We are always pleased to receive visitors. If you are interested in a place for your child, please contact the School Office, and we will be delighted to organise a tour and answer any questions you may have.

School classes

Wilden village is approximately 5 miles from Bedford. We currently have 47 children on roll in the main school. Our intake number is 12. Children are taught in small, mixed aged classes which are organised as follows:

Stage Class Name Year Groups
Foundation Hedgehogs Reception
Key Stage 1 Squirrels Years 1 and 2
Key Stage 2 Otters Years 3 and 4
Key Stage 2 Muntjacs Years 5 and 6


Our Preschool – Chipmunks – can take up to 10 children each session. Currently, there are 8 children (aged 2 to 4 years) using this provision during the week. Our experienced teaching staff are dedicated to help child discover their potential and begin a love for lifelong learning.

We offer before and after school childcare. The breakfast club starts at 7.30am, with after school care running until 5:30pm.

High Street, Wilden, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK44 2PB

01234 771313