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Rushmoor School
The Rushmoor and St Andrews Schools Alliance is celebrating today after being granted planning approval to build on land off Clapham Road and Manton Lane. However, local...
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...
video
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...
Bedford School Firevideo
It's a typical day at Bedford School, quiet with just the faint murmur of school boys in their lessons. But 40 years ago the scene was very different. On 3 March 1979...
Mark Love and Jacqui Saunders are the parents of 15-year-old Zack who was diagnosed with severe autism at the age of two. Now 15, he's been excluded from St John's School, Kempston, leaving his parents...
Lord Ashdown
Former Bedford School boy and ex-Liberal Democrats leader Paddy Ashdown has died aged 77 after a short battle with Cancer. Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable said...
Cotten End Forest School and Preschool opening March 2019
A brand-new forest school and preschool has opened in Cotton End just outside of Bedford and will look to embrace outdoor learning alongside its standard curriculum...
Mark Rutherford - Bedford’s Youth Speaks Winners
Mark Rutherford School’s public speaking team have won the Bedford round of the Youth Speaks competition. The competition run by Rotary International had five other schools...
David Hoare HEART Academies Trust chair of trustees
Heart Academies Trust has appointed a new independent chair of trustees who they say will "give (them) an enormous advantage in helping (them) become a...
MoBrosvideo
Pupils at Bedford School have raised over £10,000 for the Movember charity, ranking them the events top fundraising school and 16th highest in the whole country.