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The Nursery team at Polam are celebrating being awarded ‘Millie’s Mark’, a Quality Mark for nurseries awarded by National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) in association with Department for Education...
After three years of hard work, Goldington Green Academy have been awarded a silver accreditation from Modeshift Stars for encouraging cycling, walking and scooting among their pupils...
Female pupils protested on the field at Sharnbrook Academy at what they called "unexplained" rule changes. Image: Reader Photo
Female students at Sharnbrook Academy have protested on their school field today after claiming they were told they can't wear skirts or shorts 'shorter than knee length'. A petition, set up...
Pupils in Year 3 at Brickhill Primary School have become hometown tourists as they celebrated local history in a new topic. Their class teacher, Dan Veal, created a topic called 'Beda's Ford'...
Parents and pupils at Wixams Academy have expressed their feelings of betrayal after receiving a letter from the school's principal saying that it would be withdrawing sixth form provision...
The Home Secretary made a visit to a Bedford school this week, accompanied by Festus Akinbusoye, the Conservative Party candidate in the Police and Crime Commissioner elections...
For many students, lockdown learning has not been easy, but thanks to two Bedfordshire charities and trainee teachers from the University of Bedfordshire, help is on hand to help everyone catch up...
The dawn of a new era has arrived for both Rushmoor and St Andrew’s Schools. Collectively they have educated children in Bedford for over 230 years and now, looking towards an even...
Students at Polam School were given an extra Amazonian surprise when they returned to the classroom last week. During lockdown, headteacher Darren O'Neil and Charlotte of Lola's Garden...
Tom Grennan returned to his hometown of Bedford last week to give a master class to some lucky students of St Thomas More school. Previously a student at the school himself...
A student from Mark Rutherford School has become the first in its history to receive a Gold Award in an international essay writing competition run by the Royal Commonwealth Society (RCS)...
As part of its activity during Women’s History Month, the University of Bedfordshire (UoB) is shining a spotlight on the inspiring women who have given their names to important components of its Bedford and Luton campuses.