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Bedford Borough Council has confirmed it is providing free school meal vouchers to parents of children and young people in the Borough throughout the summer holidays. Families in the Borough that receive...
A Year 10 student from Bedford Modern School has been named All Britain Champion for whistle playing at the national competition for traditional Irish Music, despite being one of the youngest in his category...
A Year 9 Bedford Girls’ Student (BGS) has been awarded the prestigious Junior Engineering 2021 prize for her Big Bang Competition project entitled ‘DM2.Prevent’...
A Bedford parent has raised concerns that there aren’t enough year 7 secondary school places in Bedfordshire. The parent, who asked to remain anonymous, says they have been...
Year 12 students at Mark Rutherford School in Bedford have completed a major aerospace engineering project, achieving degree level success...
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'...
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...