Livingstone Primary School is a Foundation school, part of the LEAP Community Trust, situated on the northern edge of Bedford town and the school benefits from spacious grounds and has great character. There are two main buildings, Victoria built in 1894 and Elizabeth in 2012. Both have been further developed to provide a dedicated library and to meet the needs of the school as it has grown.
We cater for boys and girls aged 4 – 11 years, and we also run a Pre-school for 3 and 4 year olds. The children from Pre-school to Year 1 are based in Victoria building with the other classes in the Elizabeth building. In addition, there are two wooden buildings used for the Science Hub and the Forest School. The current roll, which can vary day to day, is about 400 pupils with 40 different languages spoken. This includes the Pre-school where there are separate morning and afternoon sessions for 24 children in each.
In September 2018 the opening of a second class in Year 6 will mean two forms in each Year Group with a capacity of 420 plus the Nursery. A variety of popular clubs are held throughout the week together with a Breakfast Club and an After School Club. Our exciting curriculum engages pupils, and pupil behaviour is very good.
Leadership is dispersed with three Assistant Headteachers. One is also the SENDCo while the other two have class responsibilities. All are supported by a strong team in the office and a proactive site manager.
Closeness to the town centre means that the facilities there are within walking distance, as is Bedford Park and the Robinson Swimming Pool. PE for Years 5 and 6 is held in the Trinity Arts & Leisure facility operated by Bedford College.
At Livingstone Primary School, we are proud to be an inclusive school which provides a high quality, creative and challenging education. Our secure, caring and happy environment encourages children to have high expectations of themselves in all aspects of school life.