Student Services


At Mark Rutherford School, regardless of Special Educational Need and/or Disability (SEND) we:

  1. Provide high quality provision for students who may have additional needs in any of the following:
    1. Cognition and Learning
    2. Communication and Interaction
    3. Emotional, social and mental health
    4. Physical and Sensory
  2. Have high expectations and aspirations for all students.
  3. Ensure that students learn and interact in a caring, happy, safe and secure environment.
  4. Make every effort to ensure equality of educational access and opportunity.
  5. Provide maximum opportunity to develop and reach individual potential academically, socially and personally.
  6. Encourage every student to develop their skills of communication.
  7. Challenge students to become as independent as possible.
  8. Have a clear focus on improving outcomes for students.
  9. The views and participation of students, family/carers are fundamental.
  10. Listen to, and involve students, family/carers and other professionals in decision making.
  11. Understand the importance of friendships and encourage respectful, trusting relationships throughout the school.
  12. Facilitate the inclusion of all students, including those with Special Educational Need and/or Disability in the school curriculum, sports and activities such as visits and residential trips.
  13. Empower students to be an individual.
  14. Publish information about the school’s policies for the identification, assessment and provision for all students.

We would like to work closely with families to be able to shape support to individual students. If you have any queries or concerns please contact the SENCo Mrs J Strong on 01234 290200 or

Please click here to view the Provision Map

Please click here to view the SEND Information Report

Mark Rutherford School
Wentworth Drive, Bedford, Bedfordshire Mk41 8PX
Telephone 01234 290200 : Fax 01234 290236 : Email: