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His Royal Highness the Duke of Gloucester, the first cousin of Her Majesty the Queen, carried out an historic Royal inspection of Bedford's Combined Cadet Force at Bedford School...
(l-r) Olivier Gaillard and Oscar Smith from Rushmoor school collecting their results.
LIVE: Schools across Bedford are releasing their GCSE results today, amid further controversy at how grades for some students have been worked out. While it was agreed last week...
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Bedford Borough Council has confirmed to the Bedford Independent that almost half of the Borough's primary schools have taken the decision to remain closed to all but the most vulnerable children and the children of...
Bedford School Fire
It's a typical day at Bedford School, quiet with just the faint murmur of school boys in their lessons. But 40 years ago the scene was very different. On 3 March 1979...
Greg May
A Bedford Modern student made his on-screen debut this week as Elton John's hand double in the movie, 'Rocketman'. Greg May, who is in Year 12, appears as the 14 year-old Elton’s hand double as he...
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Biddenham pupils past and teachers present joined Principal David Bailey and Head teacher Eleanor Grylls to raise money for Save the Children on Christmas...
(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...
David Russell on set with Colin Firth
A new film about the mission to rescue the crew of the Russian submarine 'Kursk' will see Colin Firth playing Harpur Trust CEO, David Russell. 'Kursk: the last mission' tells the...
Former Bedford School boy, Jonno Davies, is set to share the screen with Oscar-winning Al Pacino in Amazon Prime’s new 10-part blockbuster Hunters...
Head of School, Eleanor Grylls
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...
Mark Love and Jacqui Saunders are the parents of 15-year-old Zack who was diagnosed with severe autism at the age of two. Now 15, he's been excluded from St John's School, Kempston, leaving his parents...