Welcome to Pulford Lower School
– a church school for the whole community
Pulford is a happy, supportive school where children enjoy learning. We provide a warm, family environment for about 250 girls and boys of all abilities, in which they can develop to their fullest potential.
Pulford is in a very convenient and attractive location. Surrounded by fields and trees, it has a countryside atmosphere right in the centre of Leighton Buzzard. Children come to the school from all over the town and surrounding area. By the time they leave at the age of 8 or 9, Pulford pupils are self-confident, self-disciplined young people with the academic and social skills they need to meet the challenges of middle school.
As the oldest school in Leighton Buzzard, Pulford has a rich heritage. It is named after Joshua Pulford, a vicar of the town who died in 1710, leaving provision for education in his will. This relationship between church and school endures. The Christian faith underpins our approach to educating and nurturing your child, and we have a close association with All Saints church. But you don’t have to attend All Saints or even be a Christian to come here – indeed, we encourage applications from children of all beliefs and backgrounds.
We aim to take all that is best from Pulford’s history and tradition, and to move forward with a progressive vision for our future.
Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England and in partnership with the Church at parish and diocesan level.
The school aims to service its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.
We hope you will find the information you need to help you in the exciting task of choosing your child’s first school. But to discover what makes Pulford really unique, come to see the school for yourself. You can call us to make an appointment, or join in a day of celebration such as the summer Fun Day or Christmas Bazaar. We look forward to welcoming you.