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Bedford MP Mohammad Yasin has joined parents and the food poverty campaigner, Marcus Rashford, to call on the government to replace food packages with vouchers for children affected by school closures...
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...
School children
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...
Mayor Dave
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...
coronavirus testing
In preparation for mass-testing, secondary school pupils in Bedford Borough are to remain at home as the new term starts next week, following a government announcement yesterday (Wednesday)...
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...
School children
A trades union official has asked for more support for staff education representatives in the borough. Deirdre Murphy, the Bedford...
School children
A meeting this week heard that the RE syllabus is set to be relaunched in the spring of 2021, and teachers will be offered the chance to be trained...
Mark Rutherford science
Thanks to donations from two local charities, Mark Rutherford School science students now have a state-of-the-art laboratory...