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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...
Boris Johnson
The Prime Minister has indicated that a decision on school closures is 'imminent'. All state schools in Wales will close on Friday...
Open the Book
Around 300 people are expected to attend the 20th anniversary celebration of Open the Book on 1 October at All Nations’ Church Centre in Bedford.
A group of councillors have called on all teachers and school staff to have priority access to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine. At last night's full council meeting, Labour Councillors...
Harpur Centre Brickhill Primary
Have you ever wondered what it takes to run Bedford’s Harpur Centre? Brickhill Primary pupils recently found out when they were given behind-the-scenes...
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...
Cotten End Forest School and Preschool opening March 2019
A brand-new forest school and preschool has opened in Cotton End just outside of Bedford and will look to embrace outdoor learning alongside its standard curriculum...
(l-r) Mihaila Kuveljic and Miss MacKenzie with the portrait.
A former Bedford School Girl pupil has returned to unveil a portrait of outgoing Headmistress, Miss Jo MacKenzie. Mihaila Kuveljic, who recently graduated with a Fine Art degree from Oxford Brookes...
Mark Rutherford School's Spaceflight team has taken photos from 35km up - the edge of space. A huge weather balloon filled with helium was launched and landed safely after reaching the Earth's stratosphere and taking photos. Year...
Year 12 students at Mark Rutherford School in Bedford have completed a major aerospace engineering project, achieving degree level success...
Mark Rutherford
As group of Y8 students from Mark Rutherford School are pitching their tech idea at CogX, the Festival of AI in London today, despite being the youngest team taking part. The event is part of...
Students at Polam School were among 55,000 children and young people around the world taking part in Global Be Well Day today (Friday)...