Creating 1,244 new school places in Bedford


  • Part of work to enhance schools across Bedford
  • 420 place primary school
  • 824 place Technical Academy for science, maths & tech
  • Schools at heart of new community
  • Opened September 2017

Our education experts have created a 'mega school' outside Bedford featuring a new primary school, nursery and secondary academy in Wixams.

Wixams Academy being built

The 420 place Wixams Tree Primary and 824 place Wixams Academy are located in a new village on the outskirts of Bedford.

The schools operate as a free school by Bedford College and provide unique and exciting educational environment for students.

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Procured through the Scape Major Works Framework, Wixams Academy offers enviable modern facilities to ensure all pupils have the most inspiring and up-to-date educational experience possible, including:

  • Specialist science laboratories
  • Music room and recording studio
  • High-tech computing labs
  • Creative design studio
  • Large open plan learning resource centre
  • Sports hall
  • Multi-use games areas
  • Sixth Form Centre and much, much more

Both schools are based in the new Wixams settlement, 3 miles south of Bedford which covers an area of approximately 384 hectares.

Based on the site of the former Elstow Storage Depot, it will eventually establish a community of around 10,000 people with the potential to expand to around 15,000. It will represent the single largest development in the county and straddles the border between Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire.

MD for the Northern Home Counties Chris Tredget:

“We are delighted to have created school places in Wixams with cutting edge facilities allowing students the best possible educational environment in which to learn.”
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    Willmott Dixon House, 80 Wilbury Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire

    SG4 0TP

    Tel: 01462 442200

    Fax: 01462 442204


School Lane, Wixams