Austin Canons, Bedford. MK42 8AA

01234 345 565

Our School


St John’s is an all-age (2-19) special school catering for 173 pupils with severe and complex learning difficulties.   We are specialists in  Communication and Interaction.

We have been judged "outstanding" by Ofsted in 5 consecutive inspections and are highly regarded within Bedfordshire and the Eastern Region.

Bedford Inclusive Learning and Training Trust (BILTT) was formed in October 2016 when St John’s Special School & College and Greys Education Centre joined together to become a Multi Academy Trust (MAT). 

In September 2017 we were joined by Grange Academy - a special school for pupils with Moderate Learning Difficulties

 Together, as BILTT, we are now well positioned to drive forward our plans for continued improvement and to work collaboratively with the local community of mainstream schools and partners

BILTT has been selected by the DfE to set up, lead and manage a new Free Special School in Bedford and we will be working together to develop this.