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Will Heron
An A-level student at Sharnbrook Academy is celebrating after accepting a coveted place at the prestigious English National Ballet’s Youth Company...
Head of School, Eleanor Gryllsvideo
Inspired by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Biddenham School has created a two-minute video to list all their achievements during the coronavirus lockdown. The video challenge...
Child walking with backpack
More children could be brought into council care as a result of months of lockdown and school closures, a committee heard...
Mohammad Yasin MP at Priory Primary School
Children at Priory Primary School had a chance to quiz local MP, Mohammad Yasin about Brexit and the environment as part of ‘Aspirations Week’ last Friday (28 June). MP for Bedford and Kempston...
BGS teachers
This year, a number of brave Bedford Girls' School teachers will be stepping out of their comfort zones and into the spotlight at the Bedfordshire Festival...
Pete Thompson
Bedford’s Pete Thompson has skipped his way into the Guinness Book of Records for the second time, achieving 117 double under crosses in a minute in...
Biddenham teachers
Biddenham pupils past and teachers present joined Principal David Bailey and Head teacher Eleanor Grylls to raise money for Save the Children on Christmas...
SSC Action Group
https://youtu.be/A8LNGj-YqqQ "We feel tricked" parents say they've been drawn into a Multi Academies Trust (MAT) under false pretences as re-structure plans emerge. Parents of children at Shortstown Primary School, Shackleton Primary School and Cauldwell Primary School, have...
Times Tables Rock Stars
A educational technology company based at Bedford Heights was among the winners at the Bett Awards this week. Maths Circle won the Primary Content award...
Cherry Trees
Cherry Trees Nursery School, off Elstow Road, has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted. Following a two day inspection in July 2019 Cherry Trees on Hawkins...
Marcus Rashford
MPs and school leaders in Bedford have welcomed the government’s dramatic U-turn on providing free school meals to vulnerable families during the...
David Hoare HEART Academies Trust chair of trusteesvideo
The new chairman of trustees at HEART Multi Academy Trust (MAT), David Hoare, has said the past few months of turmoil have given them a chance to create stronger relationships...