Our School

We are a community school at heart and embrace the diversity that this wonderful country offers. At BCS children from across the spectrum can find a space in which to flourish and reach their full potential. As an International Eco-School, children are encouraged to treat our environment and the people around us with love and respect. Regular excursions into the town and district allow our children to embrace the opportunity to interact with the broader community and Mother Nature.

Walking through our beautifully restored historical buildings, there is a feeling of nostalgia together with a sense of excitement and a love for learning emanating from the classrooms. We believe children learn best in and out of the classroom when they are having fun, which is lived out in our school motto:

“Learning and loving it!”

In this safe, nurturing setting at the foot of the Kaga Mountain range, where children are free to come to school barefoot, we offer comprehensive academic and extra-mural programmes to small classes delivered by qualified, passionate teachers who are intentional about developing every child’s inherent potential, giving them wings to fly.

The Bedford Country School Song

Beneath Kagga Mountain with its old, old trees,

By Nyara River with its old, old streams.

God has given us dream,

To be all that we can be.

Here we learn through love and laughter,

Seek the knowledge that we are after.

We are having such fun,

Under the African sun.

Onder Kaggaberg met sy ou, ou bome,

Langs Nyara rivier met sy ou, ou strome.

Gee Jesus ons ‘n droom,

Om ons beste te gee oor en oor.

Hier leer ons deur liefde en pret,

Kry die kennis wat ons nodig het.

Elke kind kan hier blom,

Onder die Afrika son.


Written by former Headmistress Ms Ammie Pringle

History of Bedford Country School

The beautiful old schoolhouse dates back to 1900. Originally it housed The Bedford Public School, regarded as one of the best educational facilities in the Cape Colony. It saw many changes down the years before opening its doors in 2009 as the Bedford Country School