Janet Hatfield. OB

Janet Hatfield. OB

Janet died peacefully on 26th September surrounded by her loving family.
She will be fondly remembered as a caring House Parent, first in Bedstone and then Wilson House with her husband Keith. All three of their children Cathy, Debbie and David were educated in the Senior School.

In 1989 Janet joined the Prep School as a teacher and the number of children who passed through her hands benefited from her instruction, guidance, direction and kindness. A trained librarian who also ran the College library and encouraged Prep School children to enjoy reading a variety of books.  At the end of the school day Keith who was wanting to leave for home, knew where to find her either in the Prep School marking books or in the library surrounded by more books.

Many memories of Janet – trailing over South Shropshire hills on wet and windy afternoons, nurturing prep school games, directing and supporting Prep children and standing on the sidelines in all weather and terrains. It was thanks to her enthusiasm and dedication through the years that many youngsters realised their potential whether it was running over muddy fields, around a track or kicking a football.

Moving from field to stage . . . Janet help to nurture Prep plays and concerts as well as helping with senior plays, not least by her unstinting support of the great impresario Keith Hatfield, as always calmly, quietly and with no fuss.

All those who read this on the Bedstone School web site and knew her will remember what a lovely lady Janet was and why she will be so much missed by Keith, her family and friends.

Appointments for Open Days available: 9th & 10th October

Bedstone Open Days – 9th & 10th October. By Appointment Only.

Appointments for Open Days available: 9th & 10th October

Bedstone Open Days – 9th & 10th October. By Appointment Only.

Guidance on returning to Bedstone College 3rd September 2020

Please see the guidance on returning to school for the Autumn Term 2020 in the Policies section of  the website https://www.bedstone.org/policies/

Fabulous GCSE results 2020

Outstanding Results for Year 11 at Bedstone College

It has been a challenging year for students, however year 11 students at Bedstone College have surpassed (already high) expectations and broken school records. With 65% of grades above 7 (the equivalent of A*-A data in previous years) this smashes the national data of 28% across the country. Similar success is shown with nationally 46% of students gaining above a grade 6 compared to 76% of Bedstone students gaining a grade 6 or above.

Wendy Martin, Head, says “Once the lock down announcement was made it was important that our students continued to work towards their GCSE results. Online lessons were continued with the same momentum that would have taken place had students been in school. It is a credit to our students that they bought in to those lessons and continued revising and studying to secure sound evidence to support the grade predictions of their teachers.” But it didn’t stop there; unlike many students who get a long summer break, many of the Year 11 students chose to engage in the “Bridging the Gap” classes put on by the College and are now in an extremely strong position as they embark on their A levels and/or BTECs.

Outstanding A level results …again!

2020 will always be remembered as a unique year for exams. Under incredibly difficult circumstances we are delighted that our current Year 13 students have once again smashed last year’s record on results. Bedstone College results have continued to improve over the last 3 years with almost double the percentage of A* results this year compared to last year. Nationally 9% of grades were A* – at Bedstone we achieved 22%. Results across the board are improved with a 4% increase in the pass rate on last year. Once again students have been accepted at top Russell Group universities including Oxbridge.