Bedford Town learning centre

Centre Manager

Andrew Turpie BSc. PGCE

01234 305 762
Christ Church Hall
Dudley Street
MK40 3SY

Opening times

Wednesday 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Monday in Queens Park 3.45pm to 5.45pm

Saturday in Queens Park 9.00am to 11.00am


Our centre

Welcome to First Class Learning in Bedford. We run centres in two locations in Bedford with the second located in Queens Park. You can find details of the Queens Park venue by following this link:

Our helpful and friendly staff are specially trained to help your child get the most from their time with us. The centre is run by Andrew Turpie, a teacher for more than twenty years, who has helped hundreds of children achieve success. Since opening in 2012 our centre has a 100% success rate when it comes to our students GCSE exams. That's six years now of helping those struggling students to pass exams they weren't expecting to whilst helping the more able students achieve the excellent grades they desire. We offer a first class service to all all of our students from age 4 to 16. In addition to studying maths and English with us you can also study GCSE science

World Book Day Competition

A Story writing competition organised by First Class Learning Bedford and Rogan’s Books.

A brief summary of the competition is included below. Links to full terms and conditions and an application form are now available in the box entitled 'How it works' which is found to the right of this box. If you prefer you can drop us an email to and we can email you copies of those documents.

Free to enter and open to children throughout Bedfordshire aged 5 to 16. Over £600 worth of prizes will be awarded over 3 age categories. Entrants must write a fictional short story (no more than 500 words in length). Entries must be an original piece of fiction and not an account of real events – either historical or current. However, stories can feature well known public figures from present day or from history (e.g. Wayne Rooney or Charles Darwin) take place in historical eras (e.g. the English Civil War) or use real-life experiences as a creative springboard as long as the story is FICTIONAL. Entries must be submitted to Rogan’s Books on Castle Lane. Entrants will be asked to provide their name, gender, school and their age. All stories should be submitted in English.

How it works

Once we have established your child’s needs, we will put together a bespoke course of action that will support and encourage your child’s learning. They will then be able to start attending regular classes at the centre, where they will complete work in their chosen subject(s). Andrew, Laura or one of our other trained tutors will assist your child as they complete this work and ensure that they are confident before any homework is issued. Homework is provided to consolidate work completed in the centre. This is returned for review by a tutor the following week.

World Book Day Competition

Please copy and paste the below links in to your browser to download a copy of the application form.

Terms and conditions:

Application form:

From the basics of reading, writing and spelling to comprehension and creative writing skills, the First Class Learning English Programme follows principles that make it ideal for all learners, whether primary or secondary. Drawing on a variety of imaginative materials, the programme develops the key skills that allow the learner to read and write fluently, confidently and with enjoyment.

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Your next steps

Please contact Andrew or Laura who will be happy discuss your child's needs and answer any questions you may have.

If you'd like to chat with Andrew Turpie BSc. PGCE, book a callback

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