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A teacher at Bedford Free School (BFS) has been spearheading a campaign to promote reading among pupils, by interviewing some of his favourite authors...
The Bedford Modern School (BMS) production of Les Misérables, originally performed at the school in 2014, is being streamed today on their website. The spectacular performance, which was staged as part of the School's 250th...
A pupil from Grange Academy in Kempston with Autism and speech and language delay has been nicknamed the school's very own Picasso thanks to his artistic talent...
A group of councillors have called on all teachers and school staff to have priority access to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine. At last night's full council meeting, Labour Councillors...
Harpur Trust laptops
As Bedford’s schools head once more into lockdown mode education chiefs want to make sure that all pupils have access to the internet. With Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement just minutes away borough councillors met yesterday...
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Bedford Borough Council has confirmed to the Bedford Independent that almost half of the Borough's primary schools have taken the decision to remain closed to all but the most vulnerable children and the children of...
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Bedford Borough Council won't issue fines to parents, who keep children home from primary schools that open this week, despite the Prime Minister saying "schools are safe". In a statement on Facebook...
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Bedford Borough Mayor, Dave Hodgson, has called for an urgent review of the timetable for the opening of the area's primary schools, asking for them to "remain closed for the time being". In a statement the Mayor...
A Bedford School boy has won BBC Young Chorister of the Year after wowing the judges at yesterday's final at Gorton Monastery in Manchester...
A music scholarship pupil from Bedford School is on his way to the grand final of the BBC Young Chorister of the Year. 14-year-old Alexander...
One school in Bedford was way ahead of the game with remote learning, even before the coronavirus pandemic struck.Seven years ago, Biddenham...
Mark Rutherford science
Thanks to donations from two local charities, Mark Rutherford School science students now have a state-of-the-art laboratory...