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Caudwell School's Year 2 Leopards celebrating their 'good' Ofsted rating.
Cauldwell primary school has been praised by Ofsted inspectors for “extra steps” taken during the pandemic to make sure pupils made progress and were safe and confident. Comments...
Attendance at state-funded schools in Bedford borough was above the national average last term, which shows that “children and young people want to get...
Schools in Bedford Borough will receive a total of £179m next school year from central government, as part of a plan the Conservatives call ‘Build back better'. They say the money...
Agnieszka Derleta is a linguist, who specialises in the Polish language and literature and a is member of our community here in Bedford. She has been teaching Polish...
School Meals
“It is vitally important to us that no child goes hungry in Bedford Borough. Hopefully this support will mean children and young people can enjoy their Christmas without...
Two Bedford primary schools are celebrating 'good' ratings after recent visits from OFSTED inspections. After several challenging years and a number of different...
Mark Rutherford School SEMLEP
A finance committee chairman has criticised the length of time being taken by a local authority to investigate why more than £1m regeneration money disappeared in the Luton...
The pupils of Shortstown Primary School in Cardington worked with a local artist to create a unique sculpture to reflect their town's historical association with airships...
Year 10 pupils at Mark Rutherford School took part in an interactive event focusing on male identity, mental health and stigma as part of International Men's Day on Friday...
A Year 12 pupil from Bedford Modern School has been won the top accolade for his age group in this year's Young Animator of the Year (YAY) competition. Ben Mullan...
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...
This October half term, Bedford families with children eligible for income-related free school meals, will receive half-term holiday food vouchers as well as a one-off payment...