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Mark Rutherford
As group of Y8 students from Mark Rutherford School are pitching their tech idea at CogX, the Festival of AI in London today, despite being the youngest team taking part. The event is part of...
Scott 'Wild Cats' at Wembley
Girls from Scott Primary School got to experience the atmosphere of Wembley on cup final day this month (4 May), after being invited to watch the SSE Women's FA cup final between Manchester City and...
Queens Park Academy Outdoor Classroom 1
Staff and pupils at Queens Park Academy took part in Outdoor Classroom day on Thursday (23 May) with all learning activities taking place outside. The day was planned by Y6...
Greg May
A Bedford Modern student made his on-screen debut this week as Elton John's hand double in the movie, 'Rocketman'. Greg May, who is in Year 12, appears as the 14 year-old Elton’s hand double as he...
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His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, the first cousin of Her Majesty the Queen, carried out an historic Royal inspection of Bedford's Combined Cadet Force at Bedford School...
Polam outstanding
Polam School in Bedford has been judged ‘outstanding’ in all areas of its registered nursery provision for the third inspection in a row.  
Jessica Read BMS
Year 12 Bedford Modern School student, Jessica Read, is among the 33 rowers selected to represent Great Britain at the Munich Junior Regatta on 4-5 May 2019.
Hazeldene School
A child has been taken to hospital after play equipment at Hazeldene School in Bedford collapsed yesterday afternoon (25 Apr). A large wooden pole fell...
David Morris CEO Heart Academies trust
HEART Academies Trust has appointed a new CEO to oversee the running of Bedford Academy and three primaries: Cauldwell, Shackleton and Shortstown...
David Hoare HEART Academies Trust chair of trusteesvideo
The new chairman of trustees at HEART Multi Academy Trust (MAT), David Hoare, has said the past few months of turmoil have given them a chance to create stronger relationships...