• Part of work to enhance schools across Bedford
  • 420 place primary school operated as free school
  • Includes 824 place Technical Academy for science, maths & tech
  • New school will be at the heart of community
  • Ready for start of September 2017


Our education experts are creating new school facilities just outside of Bedford with a new primary school, nursery and secondary academy in Wixams.

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

The schools will be operated 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 will offer 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
  • Playing fields
  • Sixth Form Centre and much, much more

The new schools are based in the new Wixams settlement, 3 miles (5km) south of Bedford which covers an area of approximately 384 hectares. Based upon 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 really delighted to be creating more school places in our region; Wixams will provide cutting edge facilities allowing students the best possible educational environment in which to learn.”

Contact us


Willmott Dixon House, 80 Wilbury Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire


01462 442200