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Scott Primary Arson 23 July 2021
The Headteacher of Scott Primary School, Bedford has praised the school's community for pulling together in the wake of what she has called a "mindless act of vandalism". Vandals set fire...
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...
Mark Rutherford students celebrate their results A-levels class of 2022
Today is a big day for many students across Bedford Borough as they announce their A-level results. Nationally, the BBC is reporting that around 36.4% of pupils have achieved A* and A grades...
Frank McMahon visit to new SEND school in Kempston Image: Bedford Borough Council
The former head of Robert Bruce Middle School in Kempston has spoken of his pride at seeing his former school rising like a "phoenix from the ashes" as a new SEN school. Frank McMahon...
Mark Rutherford School SEMLEP
A report on the case of more than £1m regeneration money which disappeared while being transferred to a Bedford school is due to be presented to a committee meeting later this...
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...
Harry Noon
Throughout the day we'll be adding each school's GCSE results as we receive them. Good luck to all students receiving their results today. Please keep checking back for the latest updates. The most...
Artist impression of the new Kempston SEND school on the former Robert Bruce site
A new SEND school on the site of the former Rober Bruce school in Kempston will be built after funding was approved by the Department of Education. The school, and the services...
Breaking ground ceremony at Bedford Greenacres Independent School. Image: BGI
Staff, pupils and trustees of Bedford Greenacre Independent (BGI) School joined together last week for the breaking ground ceremony of their new site off Manton Lane. The move into their new building will...
Mrs Gemma Gibson BGS
The Chairman and Board of Governors of Bedford Girls’ School (BGS) have today announced the appointment of Mrs Gemma Gibson as headmistress from Sept...
Mark Rutherford School SEMLEP
Mark Rutherford school says the building of their new 'centre for excellence' is continuing despite £1.1 million funding for the project going missing on its way to their bank account. The...
A-level results 2023 Astrid Westlake from Bedford is off to Cambridge University to study Human, Social and Political Sciences. Image: Bedford Sixth Form
A-level students have been collecting their A-level results across Bedford Borough this morning with many achieving the grades needed to take their chosen next steps in education. Nationally the proportion of...