John Bunyan Upper School, Bedfordshire
Address: Mile Road
Postcode: MK42 9TR
Phone: 01234 301500
Fax: 01234 301501
Website: John Bunyan Upper School
Nearest tube or station: Bedford St Johns
Age group: 13-18
Number of Pupils: 658
John Bunyan Upper School is a mixed upper school for students between the ages of 13 and 18, located in the Kingsbrook area of Bedford. The school is named after John Bunyan, a famous Bedfordian who wrote The Pilgrim's Progress.
The school's catchment area covers Kingsbrook, Cauldwell and Newnham, Bedford as well as the village of Elstow. Middle schools which fall in to John Bunyan School's catchment area include Abbey Middle School and Harrowden Middle School.
The Bunyan Centre has been selected as an official training site for the London 2012 Olympics. The venue is expected to attract fencers, wrestlers and judo players training for the event.
In June 2008 Bedfordshire County Council announced that John Bunyan Upper School will become an Academy specialise in Science and Technology sponsored by the Harpur Trust and Bedford College. In July the Department for Children, Schools and Families confirmed that it had awarded feasibility funding to develop plans for the school to transform into an Academy by September 2010.